2014
DOI: 10.7202/1024207ar
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Introducing Workers’ Embedded Agency: Insights from the Brazilian Subsidiaries of a Multinational Corporation

Abstract: Summary The relevance of subsidiary embeddedness in a macro-institutional environment can in no way overshadow the importance of the micro-political agency of social actors. While some researchers focus on local management’s “embedded agency,” we focus on a less-developed aspect: workers’ “embedded agency.” In order to do so, we propose an analytical model that is based on the Varieties of Capitalism model and its subsequent developments, but that also includes the workers as an active agent. This mo… Show more

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“…The original "Varieties of Capitalism" framework (Soskice and Hall, 2001) centred on the market/coordination dichotomy, but the framework has been extended to include networks and hierarchy as basic principles of allocation (Schneider, 2013) and has been applied to Asian and Latin American capitalisms respectively (Sanchez-Ancochea, 2009;Aleman, 2013;Frangi, 2014). In the case of HMEs, this means that hierarchy affects relationships within firms, such as between owners and managers and employers and workers, as well as between firms.…”
Section: Brazil As Hierarchical Market Economymentioning
confidence: 99%
“…The original "Varieties of Capitalism" framework (Soskice and Hall, 2001) centred on the market/coordination dichotomy, but the framework has been extended to include networks and hierarchy as basic principles of allocation (Schneider, 2013) and has been applied to Asian and Latin American capitalisms respectively (Sanchez-Ancochea, 2009;Aleman, 2013;Frangi, 2014). In the case of HMEs, this means that hierarchy affects relationships within firms, such as between owners and managers and employers and workers, as well as between firms.…”
Section: Brazil As Hierarchical Market Economymentioning
confidence: 99%