PBOG: the sociology of organizational lifeRelationships in the Digital Age – Progression?A working hypothesis – PBOG used to analyseSklairs paper ~ each part may be removed to use for analysis, butthen must be put back to see the whole pictureGlobal watching for the mobile generation: Curiouslooking beyond the obvious at the bigger picture ~capturing the movement using PBOG the sociology of organisational lifeClive Burgess a security bloke searching for the truth...
Relationships in the Digital Age Progression?Source:The transnational capitalist class andthe discourse of globalization ~Cambridge Review of International AffairsLeslie Sklair www.theglobalsite.ac.uk
What is being done and who is doing it? Progression?I have chopped up Sklairs paper in to bite sizedchunks, the words in italic our mine, the rest are copiedfrom Sklairs paper .Please look at the keywords & ideas proposed inrelation to Austerity measures used today and thewords used by Cameron and his cabinet to implementhis plan.I have used PBOG to analyse the introduction ofSklairs work to try and capture the movement.
An attempt to conceptualization of capitalist globalization.Global system theory - the three building blocks1 - Transnational corporations2 - The transnational capitalist class3 - The culture-ideology of consumerism We want you to do this with these● 1 Organisations ● to produce that...● 2 Behaviour ● This is how its done round here This is how it must be done & the 3 Guidelines & Plan ●● definition of the situation
The transnational capitalist class and its four fractions1 - Owners and Controllers of Transnational Corporations andtheir local affiliates2 - Globalizing bureaucrats and politicians3 - Globalizing professionals4 - Consumerist elites (merchants and media) 1 to 4● People Management ● Teamwork● Roles & ● Cooperation Responsibilities ● Competition
The transnational capitalist class and the discourse of globalizationThe purpose of the paper is to explain how combinations of these fractions of thetransnational capitalist class have used 1 - The discourses of national competitiveness 2 - Sustainable Development to further the interests of global capital. 3 - Globalization 1 - Competitiveness ~ Britain is open for business... France is not 2 - Business Capture of Sustainable Development through Natural Capitalism and Corporate Social Responsibility? 3 - Globalisation in this context has nothing to do with climate change so not to protect the environment but for consumerism and profit
The transnational capitalist class and the discourse of globalizationThe purpose of the paper is to explain how combinations of these fractions of thetransnational capitalist class have used 1 - The discourses of national competitiveness 2 - Sustainable Development to further the interests of global capital. 3 - Globalization 1 - Competitiveness ~ Organisation to Behaviour 2 - Business Capture ~ Self-regulation ~ Compliance 3 – Globalisation ~ PBOG the whole process as such
The definition of the situation ~ PlanTherefore, is explained not as a Western butas a Globalizing capitalist ideology~ Liberal Democratic IdeologyNeo-liberalism that is used to mask State-monopoly Capitalism in society today.~ The veneer of the American Dream
The TCC is transnational (or globalizing) in the following respects.(a) The economic interests of its membersare increasingly globally linked rather thanexclusively local and national in origin.As rentiers, their property and shares arebecoming more globalized through theunprecedented mobility of capital that newtechnologies and new global politicaleconomy have created.
As executives, their corporations are globalizing in terms of four criteria:1 - Foreign investment2 - World best practice and benchmarking3 - Corporate citizenship4 - Global vision.● 1: Plan to Guidelines ~ Financial Management● 2: Guidelines to Organisation ~ Operations Management● 3: Organisation to Behaviour ~ People Management● 4: Plan to Organisation ~ Risk Management
The TCC is transnational (or globalizing) in the following respects.(b) The TCC seeks to exert economic control in the workplace1 - Political control in domestic, international and global politics2 - Culture-ideology control in every-day life through specific formsof global competitive3 - Consumerist rhetoric and practice.● The focus of workplace control is the threat that jobs will be lost and, in the extreme, the economy will collapse unless workers are prepared to work longer and for less in order to meet foreign competition. ● 1: Patterns of Behaviour ● 2: The whole of PBOG ● 3: The whole of PBOG
The TCC is transnational (or globalizing) in the following respects.(c) Members of the TCC have outward-oriented global ratherthan inward-oriented local perspectives on most economic,political and culture-ideology issues .The growing TNC and international institutional emphasis onfree trade and the shift from import substitution to exportpromotion strategies in most developing countries since the1980s have been driven by members of the TCC workingthrough government agencies, political parties, elite opinionorganizations, and the media.Ive missed out section (d) as it is not relevant as yet to thefocus of my research and the point I wish to make in myworking hypothesis.
After WordThe StateThe insertion of the nation-state into the global capitalist systemis facilitated by the transnational capitalist class through thediscourse of national competitiveness.Sustainable Development – the political battle ground forglobal controlIf Capitalist take control it will become an extension of AusterityIf Socialist take control it will become inclusive and noneexploitative social justice. ● If we revert back to the gold standard the poor will get poorer