Approach to a Study on Position Taking and Dispositions within the Organization; a Company Case from the Bourdian Perspective

  • Daimer Higuita López

Abstract

The study that led to this document was developed from different measures implemented by management in an organization, which sought to transform ways of working and of relating. The purpose was to expose that the positions and the taking of positions by workers were important factors in the transformation in this organization’s culture. For this, the exposition is supported by the postulates of Bourdieu (1995, 2000) and by Emirbayer and Johnson (2008). The study produced empirical data with workers and directors through interviews, focal groups, surveys, observation processes, and analysis of documents. Thus, the text exposes: a) how the culture transformation was promoted, b) apprehension of new cultural traits and the participation of the habitus in this process, c) actions undertaken by workers and the symbolic exchange with the organization, d) tensions traced and the groups created among workers, product of their position taking, which suggests that within this cultural transformation process and the taking of positions the workers have played a fundamental role

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Author Biography

Daimer Higuita López
Profesor, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia. Administrador de empresas, Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia, PhD en Ciencias Económicas, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia.
Published
2015-08-19
How to Cite
HIGUITA LÓPEZ, Daimer. Approach to a Study on Position Taking and Dispositions within the Organization; a Company Case from the Bourdian Perspective. Cuadernos de Administración, [S.l.], v. 31, n. 53, p. 7-22, aug. 2015. ISSN 2256-5078. Available at: <http://cuadernosdeadministracion.univalle.edu.co/index.php/cuadernos_de_administracion/article/view/13>. Date accessed: 25 apr. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.25100/cdea.v31i53.13.
Section
Research

Keywords

filed, habitus, cultural transformation, position taking