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'Work hard, play hard': An analysis of organizational cliche in two accountancy practices

Anderson-Gough, Fiona, Grey, Christopher and Robson, Keith 1998. 'Work hard, play hard': An analysis of organizational cliche in two accountancy practices. Organization 5 (4) , pp. 565-592. 10.1177/135050849854007

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Abstract

In this paper we explore one specific aspect of the way language is used in organizations—the use of cliche and slogans by organizational members. Drawing upon a 12-month qualitative study of two international accountancy practices ('Firm A' and `Firm B') we examine different instances of cliche in the discourse of their organizational actors. The cliches are seen to operate in several complex ways, but at a general level are understood to be intimately linked to the accomplishment of control within professional organizations.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 1350-5084
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2017 04:24
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/52129

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