Bolton SC & Houlihan M (2009) Beyond the control-resistance debate: A fresh look at experiences of work in the new economy. Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management, 6 (1/2), pp. 5-13. http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?articleid=1779163; https://doi.org/10.1108/11766090910940629
Purpose - The purpose of this short paper is to introduce the special issue and outline its major themes.
Design/methodology/approach - The control-resistance literatures are described, and the necessity for field-led empirical accounts is amplified, as a precursor to introducing the contributions to this special issue.
Findings - Forms of control co-mingle and the old imprints the new. Theories of control, resistance, agency and consent can most usefully be expanded by engaging with empirical accounts, resisting duality, and embracing multidimensionality.
Originality/value - This paper offers a review of the state of debate about control and resistance within organisation studies, and calls for field-informed accounts and fresh perspectives.
Control; Employee behaviour; Management techniques; Research
Output Type: Editorial
Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management: Volume 6, Issue 1/2