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The rescaling of the professions: towards a transnational sociology of the professions

Faulconbridge, James and Muzio, Daniel (2012) The rescaling of the professions: towards a transnational sociology of the professions. International Sociology, 27 (1). pp. 109-125. ISSN 0268-5809

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    Abstract

    Globalization has significant implications for the professions, with the societies and the regulators around them changing and the realities of professional work in large organizations taking on increasingly transnational dimensions. However, while there is no lack of empirical studies of the globalization of individual professions and firms, the implications of processes of globalization, reregulation and governmental rescaling for neo-Weberian sociologies of the professions has not received the same attention. This article seeks to rectify this gap in knowledge by developing a transnational neo-Weberian sociology of the professions that takes account of the rescaling of the world that the professions inhabit and the important new research questions generated about the multi-scalar influences on the forms of regulation, power and legitimacy that underlie professional projects.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: International Sociology
    Uncontrolled Keywords: geography, globalization, professional organizations
    Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
    ID Code: 52103
    Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
    Deposited On: 16 Dec 2011 09:47
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 28 Feb 2013 15:18
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/52103

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