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dc.contributor.supervisor Runté, Mary
dc.contributor.author Thompson, Kelly
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Management
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-30T00:23:42Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-30T00:23:42Z
dc.date.issued 2015-10-29
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/3774
dc.description.abstract Critical discourse analysis was used to examine how fun is represented in job ads from two websites in the Information Technology (IT), and Oil and Gas (O&G) sectors. The study identified two central discourses in recruitment ads. Fun, as a controlled discourse and fun as a discourse of control. Each are manifested through different representations of fun between sectors. Fun was likely incorporated in job ads as one element of a strategic organizational impression management to attract applicants. Differences between the industries provided an opportunity to examine existing typologies in the literature. The typology identifies the degree to which fun is a function of managerial control. The examination of fun as a discourse problematizes the definitions and depictions of fun in recruitment ads, thus demonstrating the importance of contextualizing any study of fun in the workplace within the organization’s sector or industry, as well as in terms of power relationships. en_US
dc.language.iso en_CA en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Management
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Management)
dc.subject workplace fun en_US
dc.subject organic en_US
dc.subject fun
dc.subject recruitment
dc.subject job ads
dc.subject discourse analysis
dc.subject packaged fun
dc.subject family
dc.subject oil and gas industry
dc.subject information technology industry
dc.title Fun as a recruitment tool : a discourse analysis of job advertisements en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty University of Lethbridge en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0454 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0629 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0688 en_US
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dc.embargo No en_US


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