research product . 2014

Between Memory and Strategy: Media Discourse Analysis of an Industrial Shutdown

Ahonen, Pasi;
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  • Published: 12 Dec 2014
  • Publisher: Lappeenranta University of Technology
  • Country: Finland
In 2006 UPM was able to gain a level of social legitimacy that allowed it to carry out one of the largest industrial restructuring programmes in Finnish industrial history, shut down major operations in Finland and still appear to be functioning in the interests of the nation as well as itself. This study considers and examines various contexts of this shutdown with the aim of demonstrating how profoundly mediated such organizational events are though they appear to be produced primarily through strategic company decisions. The study aims to examine the processes of mediation at two levels. At one level, through close analysis of press releases and newspaper rep...
free text keywords: media discourse analysis, mediation, temporality, legitimation, history, organizational memory, organizational restructuring, industrial shutdowns, organizational death, pulp and paper industry, Finland
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