publication . Article . 2015

Illusio and overwork: playing the game in the accounting field

Ioana Lupu; Laura Empson;
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  • Published: 19 Oct 2015
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Purpose\ud The purpose of this paper is to understand: how and why do experienced professionals, who perceive themselves as autonomous, comply with organizational pressures to overwork? Unlike previous studies of professionals and overwork, the authors focus on experienced professionals who have achieved relatively high status within their firms and the considerable economic rewards that go with it. Drawing on the little used Bourdieusian concept of illusio, which describes the phenomenon whereby individuals are “taken in and by the game” (Bourdieu and Wacquant, 1992), the authors help to explain the “autonomy paradox” in professional service firms. \ud \ud Desi...
Subjects
free text keywords: HF5601, Scholarship, Feeling, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Originality, Economic capital, Autonomy, Accounting, business.industry, business, Sociology, Distancing, Spite, Public relations, Habitus, Social psychology
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publication . Article . 2015

Illusio and overwork: playing the game in the accounting field

Ioana Lupu; Laura Empson;