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Academic arrhythmia: Disruption, dissonance, and conflict in the early-career rhythms of CMS academics (2019)
Journal Article
Bristow, A., Robinson, S., & Ratle, O. (2019). Academic arrhythmia: Disruption, dissonance, and conflict in the early-career rhythms of CMS academics. Academy of Management Learning and Education, 18(2), 241-260. https://doi.org/10.5465/amle.2017.0340

Starting a career on the margins of the neoliberal business school is becoming increasingly challenging. We contribute to the understanding of the problems involved and to potential solutions by developing a theoretically informed approach to the rhy... Read More about Academic arrhythmia: Disruption, dissonance, and conflict in the early-career rhythms of CMS academics.

Ambiguity and polysemy as rhetorical resources in knowledge disputes: The struggle over the interpretation of Kuhn in organisation studies (2019)
Journal Article
Ratle, O. (2019). Ambiguity and polysemy as rhetorical resources in knowledge disputes: The struggle over the interpretation of Kuhn in organisation studies. Studi di sociologia, 57(1), https://doi.org/10.26350/000309_000048

In knowledge disputes about the paradigmatic status of management and organisation studies, many commentators have debated whether or not interpretations of Thomas Kuhn’s work have been accurate, and have deplored the lack of a common and shared use... Read More about Ambiguity and polysemy as rhetorical resources in knowledge disputes: The struggle over the interpretation of Kuhn in organisation studies.

Being an Early-Career CMS Academic in the Context of Insecurity and ‘Excellence’: The Dialectics of Resistance and Compliance (2017)
Journal Article
Bristow, A., Robinson, S., & Ratle, O. (2017). Being an Early-Career CMS Academic in the Context of Insecurity and ‘Excellence’: The Dialectics of Resistance and Compliance. Organization Studies, 38(9), 1185-1207. https://doi.org/10.1177/0170840616685361

© 2017, © The Author(s) 2017. Drawing on a dialectical approach to resistance, we conceptualise the latter as a multifaceted, pervasive and contradictory phenomenon. This enables us to examine the predicament in which early-career Critical Management... Read More about Being an Early-Career CMS Academic in the Context of Insecurity and ‘Excellence’: The Dialectics of Resistance and Compliance.

Labour pains: Starting a career within the neo-liberal university (2017)
Journal Article
Robinson, S., Ratle, O., & Bristow, A. (2017). Labour pains: Starting a career within the neo-liberal university. Ephemera: Theory and Politics in Organization, 17(3), 481-508

This paper explores how Early Career Academics (ECAs) come to understand their future and the nature of their academic labour at a time when the profession as a whole faces increasingly uncertain and challenging working conditions. Focusing on a grou... Read More about Labour pains: Starting a career within the neo-liberal university.