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The Discourse of Business Meetings

Agency and Power in Financial Organizations
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ISBN-13:
9783319661421
Einband:
Book
Erscheinungsdatum:
04.12.2017
Seiten:
219
Autor:
Fatma M. AlHaidari
Gewicht:
444 g
Format:
218x151x22 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Identifies the importance of examining agency and power in facilitating the flow of communication in business meetings
Chapter 1. Introduction.- Chapter 2. Business Discourse and Organizational Business Meetings across Disciplines.- Chapter 3. Fieldwork in Organizations.- Chapter 4. An integrated analytical framework for interpreting the meeting data.- Chapter 5. Analyzing Innovative Kuwait Co. meeting data.- Chapter 6. Analyzing Global Phoenix meeting data.- Chapter 7. Compare and Contrast.- Chapter 8. Conclusion and Future Directions in Business Discourse.
This book examines the social organizational discourse of task-oriented business meetings in a Kuwaiti financial organization and an American non-profit trade organisation. Focusing primarily on the linguistic behaviours demonstrating agency and power of managers and staff members displayed during these meetings, the project is based on ethnographic data collected during eight months of fieldwork. The author examines the similarities and differences between the linguistic behaviours of both organizations, particularly relating to the production of collective "we," "us," and "our" utterances and directive speech acts issued to explore how managers and co-workers perform agency and power in meetings. This distinctive book will shed light into the influence of language on the actions and relationships of managers and co-workers in business meetings, and will be of interest to applied linguists and discourse analysts in the field of business discourse in addition to business professionals in management and finance.

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