Sensegiving as mise-en-sens--The case of wind power development
In seeking to advance the understanding of the production, diffusion and negotiation of meaning in and between organisations, we introduce below the notion of mise-en-sens. Mise-en-sens refers to the performing art term of mise-en-scène and builds on the French term sens denoting meaning as well as direction. Starting from a qualitative analysis of how Swedish wind farm developers manage the permit-application process for their projects, we suggest in a first-order analysis that the activities of the developers consist in contextualising the project, ontologising it and neutralising criticism addressed to it. In a second-order analysis, we conceptualise these activities as a mise-en-sens. Mise-en-sens spells out the way in which developers, as meaning managers, stage the project and provide it with direction. Having positioned mise-en-sens in relation to the notions of sensemaking and sensegiving, we suggest in conclusion that mise-en-sens could serve to describe not only the activity of wind farm developers but also, for example, that of project managers or entrepreneurs in general since they too are engaged in the management of meaning.
If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.
Volume (Year): 23 (2007)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
|Contact details of provider:|| Web page: http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/872/description#description|
|Order Information:|| Postal: http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/872/bibliographic|
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:eee:scaman:v:23:y:2007:i:3:p:306-326. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Shamier, Wendy)
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.