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The Role of Meta-organising in Legitimacy Recovery: The Case of Frozen Food Category in Japan

Takahiro Endo, Nidhi Srinivas and Yuki Tsuboyama
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Takahiro Endo: Research Institute for Economics & Business Administration (RIEB), Kobe University, Japan
Nidhi Srinivas: Milano The New School of Management and Policy, Italy
Yuki Tsuboyama: Graduate School of Commerce, Hitotsubashi University, Japan

No DP2017-10, Discussion Paper Series from Research Institute for Economics & Business Administration, Kobe University

Abstract: This article aims to examine a crucial issue in Industrial Relations by taking stock of developments in Organization Studies. It seeks to provide insights into the role of employers’ collective action, which responds to a call for renewing attention to its role and socio-economic implications in Industrial Relations. In particular, the article sheds light on how employers’ meta-organising, involving multiple organisations, recover social credibility, known as legitimacy. The case study in Japanese frozen food provides insights into tactics and consequences concerning meta-organising involving key stakeholders by an employers’ association for recovering legitimacy of frozen food category.

Date: 2017-03
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