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The Performance Complex: Competition and Competitions in Social Life

David Stark (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198861669
eISBN:
9780191893612
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861669.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Knowledge Management

What’s valuable? Market competition provides one kind of answer. Competitions offer another. On one side, competition is an ongoing and seemingly endless process of pricings; on the other, ... More


Goods (Benefits) and Evils (Harms)

Bernard Gert

in Morality: Its Nature and Justification

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195176896
eISBN:
9780199835300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195176898.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter provides definitions of goods (benefits) and evils (harms), and presents lists of the basic goods and evils. It establishes the objectivity of the concepts of goods (benefits) and evils ... More


Introduction

Bernard Gert

in Common Morality: Deciding What to Do

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195173710
eISBN:
9780199785926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195173716.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This introduction discusses the areas of widespread agreement about morality, and lists those features of rational human nature that account for it. The sources of unresolvable moral disagreement, ... More


The Role of the UK Media in the Communications Strategies of France's Grande École Business Schools

Brigitte Fournier

in Franco-British Academic Partnerships: The Next Chapter: The Next Chapter

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316630
eISBN:
9781846316777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316777.026
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

A high priority of French business schools is to recruit top students for master's and executive education programmes. They rely on international media for editorial coverage and inclusion in the ... More


English in Singapore: Two Issues for the EIF Model

Lionel Wee

in Modelling World Englishes: A Joint Approach to Postcolonial and Non-Postcolonial Varieties

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474445863
eISBN:
9781474490771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474445863.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

Observed similarities between postcolonial Englishes (PCEs) and non-postcolonial Englishes (non-PCEs) pose a challenge for attempts at modeling the global spread of English. The model of Extra- and ... More


Competition: What It Is and Why It Happens

Stefan Arora-Jonsson, Nils Brunsson, Raimund Hasse, and Katarina Lagerström (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780192898012
eISBN:
9780191924460
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192898012.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Strategy

The spread of competition into all areas of society is one of the master trends of modern society. Yet, social scientists have played a surprisingly modest role in the analysis of its implications as ... More


How Industry Analysts Shape the Digital Future

Neil Pollock and Robin Williams

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198704928
eISBN:
9780191774027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704928.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology, Strategy

This book explores the emergence of a new class of expert—the industry analyst—whose advice has enormous impacts across IT markets. In just over 30 years, Gartner Inc. has emerged as market leader ... More


Life in an Era of Status Abundance

Joel Best

in Everyone's a Winner: Life in Our Congratulatory Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267169
eISBN:
9780520948488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267169.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

The Great German Sociologist Max Weber contended that societies rank their members along economic, political, and social dimensions. Social scientists act as though class and power are more ... More


Ranking Devices: The Socio-Materiality of Ratings

Neil Pollock

in Materiality and Organizing: Social Interaction in a Technological World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199664054
eISBN:
9780191745423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664054.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Despite the growing importance of formal rankings within the economy, we still have relatively little understanding of the materiality of rankings. By this it is meant the various “devices” that go ... More


Great Expectations: The Materiality of Commensurability in Social Media

Susan V. Scott and Wanda J. Orlikowski

in Materiality and Organizing: Social Interaction in a Technological World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199664054
eISBN:
9780191745423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664054.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter considers the question of commensuration — the process of comparison according to a common metric — and how it is accomplished on online social media websites. When commensurability is ... More


Evaluating Prime-Ministerial Performance: The British Experience

Kevin Theakston

in Understanding Prime-Ministerial Performance: Comparative Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199666423
eISBN:
9780191751462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666423.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter discusses the birth and evolution of ranking exercises as a vehicle for scholarly and public reflection on prime-ministerial performance in the United Kingdom. While there is a limited ... More


Evaluating Prime-Ministerial Performance: The Canadian Experience

Stephen Azzi and Norman Hillmer

in Understanding Prime-Ministerial Performance: Comparative Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199666423
eISBN:
9780191751462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666423.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter explores the results of several expert rankings of Canadian prime ministers that have been conducted over the last half-century, the most recent of which was initiated by the authors in ... More


Evaluating Prime-Ministerial Performance: The Australian Experience

Paul Strangio

in Understanding Prime-Ministerial Performance: Comparative Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199666423
eISBN:
9780191751462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666423.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter reviews the results of a series of rankings of Australian prime ministers. The chapter contextualizes that review within a discussion of the reluctance in Australia towards systematic ... More


Evaluating Prime-Ministerial Performance: The New Zealand Experience

Jon Johansson and Stephen Levine

in Understanding Prime-Ministerial Performance: Comparative Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199666423
eISBN:
9780191751462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666423.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter compares the results of a ranking of New Zealand prime ministers instigated by the authors in 2011 with the only previous exercise of this type carried out in the late 1990s. The authors ... More


Introduction

Julee T. Flood and Terry L. Leap

in Managing Risk in High-Stakes Faculty Employment Decisions

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501728952
eISBN:
9781501728969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501728952.003.0001
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

The wide range of U.S. institutions of higher learning face a number of challenges such as the balance between faculty research, teaching, and service expectations, the high and, sometimes, ... More


The Performance Complex

David Stark

in The Performance Complex: Competition and Competitions in Social Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198861669
eISBN:
9780191893612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861669.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Knowledge Management

Musicians, dancers, and actors perform. Politicians, doctors, and teachers do also. Millions perform their everyday selves on social media. And while some perform, others keep score. We live in a ... More


Formalized Evaluation: The Work That Rankings Do

Wendy Espeland

in The Performance Complex: Competition and Competitions in Social Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198861669
eISBN:
9780191893612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861669.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Knowledge Management

This chapter analyzes rankings as a powerful, formal mode of evaluation. After raising a series of questions that are important for understanding evaluation more broadly, it illustrates their ... More


What’s Observed in a Rating?: Rankings as Orientation in the Face of Uncertainty

Elena Esposito and David Stark

in The Performance Complex: Competition and Competitions in Social Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198861669
eISBN:
9780191893612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861669.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Knowledge Management

Ratings and rankings are criticized for being simplistic, obscurantist, inaccurate, and subjective, yet they are becoming an increasingly influential social form. The authors elaborate the criticisms ... More


Weathering Winner-Take-All: How Rankings Constitute Competition on Webcam Sex Platforms, and What Performers Can Do About It

Olav Velthuis and Niels van Doorn

in The Performance Complex: Competition and Competitions in Social Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198861669
eISBN:
9780191893612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861669.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Knowledge Management

Over the last decade, the global sex industry has been radically transformed by the rise of webcam sex platforms. This chapter shows how rankings are constitutive of competition in this new, emerging ... More


Green African States and International Relations

Carl Death

in The Green State in Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215830
eISBN:
9780300224894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215830.003.0007
Subject:
History, African History

Transnational and international relations are also crucial to the production of green state effects, and this chapter profiles a range of examples, from climate change diplomacy, to environmental aid ... More


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