پویایی کاریزمای نام تجاری شرکت: عادت کردن و فعال سازی در کارلسبرگ IT
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|38245||2013||16 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||12989 کلمه|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Scandinavian Journal of Management, Volume 29, Issue 2, June 2013, Pages 147–162
This article describes how Carlsberg Group's IT unit (CIT) made use of Carlsberg's corporate brand to develop its identity following centralization and downsizing of the IT function. Our observations suggested using the concept of brand charisma and thereafter we framed our analysis with Weber's theory of the routinization of charisma. The study took place in the relatively unusual context of a truncated rollout of a formal corporate branding program, which allowed us to study the processes by which brand charisma was routinized. Findings indicate the important intermediary role played by middle managers who selected and systematized the set of brand beliefs taken up within the CIT project, and how employees accommodated these beliefs to their everyday work life. Accommodation was found to take place within four subdomains of activity: subculture, communication, technology, and hierarchical control. A key finding is that, through their reception and activation of brand charisma, the CIT employees contributed greatly to the endowment of charisma their brand carried. A revised Weberian model of the dynamic relationships between the routinization of charisma and its reception and activation constitutes our contribution to corporate branding theory. The article also offers empirical evidence in support of extending Weberian scholarship further into the field of brand management.
In response to Marshall Meyer (1990), who questioned Max Weber's relevance to contemporary organization studies, Lounsbury and Carberry (2005) countered that, although Weberian scholarship in organization studies has dwindled, Weber's theories continue to offer fertile ground to organizational researchers. To illustrate their point, Lounsbury and Carberry used Weber's work to explain globalization, postindustrialism, and varieties of capitalism in the information age. We think that corporate branding is another contemporary phenomenon amenable to Weberian analysis and devote this article to exploring what Weber's theory of the routinization of charisma might reveal about corporate branding.