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Displaying Competence in Organizations

Discourse Perspectives

Editors: Pelsmaekers, K., Rollo, C., Hout, T.V., Heynderickx, P., Van Hout, T. (Eds.)

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Competence encompasses or overlaps with notions of efficiency, success, accountability, excellence and self-justification. This collection explores ways in which individuals, teams or groups in organizations discursively present themselves as competent to perform tasks or functions, possibly at a superior level.

About the authors

BERNA HENDRIKS is Assistant Professor of Business Communication at Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands GERLINDE MAUTNER is Professor and Director of the Institute for English Business Communication at WU (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien), the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria BIRGITTA MEEX is a Lecturer of German in the Departments of Applied Language Studies and Business Studies at Lessius University College BIRTE PAWLACK is a Research Assistant in the Research Centre on Multilingualism at the University of Hamburg, Germany GIORGIA RIBONI is a doctoral candidate at the University of Milan, Italy CELIA ROBERTS is Professor of Applied Linguistics at King's College, London, UK SARAH SCHEEPERS works as a Researcher in the Public Management Institute at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Catholic University Leuven, Belgium MARTINA TEMMERMAN teaches in and coordinates the master in journalism at the Erasmus University College in Brussels (associated with the Free University of Brussels), Belgium MARGOT VAN MULKEN is Professor of International Business Communication at Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands ELLEN VAN PRAET is Assistant Professor at University College Ghent and Postdoctoral Researcher at Ghent University, Belgium HEIDI VERPLAETSE is a Postdoctoral Research Assistant and English Lecturer at Lessius University College

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Discourse Perspectives on Competence in Organizations

    Pelsmaekers, Katja (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • ‘Taking Ownership’: Language and Ethnicity in the Job Interview

    Roberts, Celia

    Pages 10-26

  • Equality for Those Who Are Competent. Discourses on Competencies, Diversity and Equality in the Public Sector

    Scheepers, Sarah

    Pages 27-44

  • The Language of Power: an Analysis of a Corpus of CEO Letters

    Hendriks, Berna (et al.)

    Pages 45-59

  • The Successful 2008 Presidential Candidate: How Political Weblogs Have Contributed in Shaping the American Electorate’s Preferences

    Riboni, Giorgia

    Pages 60-89

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Displaying Competence in Organizations
Book Subtitle
Discourse Perspectives
Editors
  • K. Pelsmaekers
  • C. Rollo
  • T. Van Hout
  • P. Heynderickx
  • Tom Van Hout
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-30732-2
DOI
10.1057/9780230307322
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-28263-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-32850-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 210
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