Managerial Ideology and Identity in the Nationalised British Coal Industry, 1947-1994

Perchard, Andrew and Gildart, Keith (2022) Managerial Ideology and Identity in the Nationalised British Coal Industry, 1947-1994. Economic and Industrial Democracy. ISSN 0143-831X (In Press)

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This article examines managerial ideology and identity in the nationalised British coal industry. On nationalisation in 1947, the National Coal Board (NCB) – after 1987 the British Coal Corporation – became the largest socialised industry outside of the Communist Bloc. Privatised in 1994, as part of liberal market reforms, the industry was a crucible for ideological clashes amongst managers. Our article responds to interest in the impact of managerial ideologies and identities on organisations and in the search for illuminating historical case studies in different organisational settings. We position those ideological clashes, and distinctive managerial identities, within a moral economic framework.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Funding information: Research Council (AHRC) (UK) funded project, ‘On Behalf of the People: Work, Community and Class in the British Coal Industry, 1947-1994’, and the ‘Deindustrialization and the Politics of Our Time’ project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
Uncontrolled Keywords: management, public ownership, coal industry, ideology, moral economy
Subjects: N200 Management studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2021 14:03
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2022 11:45

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