Studying Nike Web Document
Article Has an Interesting History"
Here is the chronology:
First I wrote an article on the plight of women in
Nike factories in Vietnam.
Boje, D. M. 1998f Nike,
Greek Goddess of Victory or Cruelty? Women's Stories of Asian Factory Life
Journal of Organizational
Change Management. Vol. 11(6): 461-480. This article was part of a special issue "Strategic Dimensions
of Organizational Change and Restructuring in the Asia Pacific: Part II,
Concerns of Local Stakeholders", guest edited by Usha C. V. Haley (see
editorial, pp. 458-460).
Second, I got a request to reprint this article in a
book, as a chapter in Usha C.V. Haley's (ed.) as Chapter 26 in the (anonymous
publishers') book to be titled: Strategic Management in the Asia Pacific
: Harnessing Regional and Organizational Change for Competitive Advantage.
- I do have the electronic
text (12 pages) of the Dusty Kidd review, but for legal reasons, I can
not cite or reproduce it in any form. To respond would throw the editor of the
book, the UK book publisher, the MCB publisher of Journal of Organizational
Change Management, and yours truly into court. Nike has a big voice
and rattles its saber at publishers, editors and authors. More than that, I
learned the following. The strategy is to rattle the saber, offer
conciliation, then delay and delay, and use the ultimate threat as a last
resort. I want to make it perfectly clear, I agreed all the way through the
5 October 1998 to 20 August, 1999 negotiations to remove any objectionable
commentary, document anything that was though by Nike, editor, or publishers
to need documentation, find any non-working web sites (which turned out to
be Nike's) and allow Nike to enter unchallenged by me, any response they
chose to write. As it stands now, I have a response, but if I respond,
the results are obvious. David Boje.
FORTUNATELY ONE SCHOLAR WHO EXAMINED MY WORK
ADDS ANOTHER VOICE:
Barry, David's (1999) (press
here) presentation to the Discourse and Language Conference at Ohio
State University. Barry did an analysis of Boje's 1998 "Nike,
Greek goddess of victory or cruelty?: Women's stories of Asian factory
life" article and has his own unique perspective on Nike (press
here) to see Barry's analysis.
Bottom Line, MCB publishers will never publish another