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Theories of (Management?) Fashion: the Conributions of Veblen, Simmel, Blumer, and Bourdieu

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Year 2000
Collection Cahiers de recherche; 2000.01
Abstract Recentl fashion phenomena in the field of management have received growing attention by scholars and management practitioners alike. Much of the existing management fashion literature however operates without providing a clear conceptual and theoritical fonction. It tends to build on common-sense notions of fashion and overlooks the significant contributions in the sociological tradition of fashion theorizing. This paper aims at making a contributions to closing the "theory gap" in the discussion of management fashion by presenting four of the major contributions to the sociological tradition of fashion theorizing. First, I briefly outline the fashion writings of Veblen, Blumer, Simmel, and Bourdieux. I then try to integrate the different theoretical positions in a discussion of fashion's double role for social change as well as for reproduction of social structures. In the third section, I try outline, which elements from the sociological fashion theories outlined in this paper should be included in the recent discussion of management fashion.
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RUELING, Charles-Clemens. Theories of (Management?) Fashion: the Conributions of Veblen, Simmel, Blumer, and Bourdieu. 2000 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:5868

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