The Executive

Authored by: James Faulconbridge

The Routledge Handbook of Mobilities

Print publication date:  December  2013
Online publication date:  January  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415667715
eBook ISBN: 9781315857572
Adobe ISBN: 9781317934134

10.4324/9781315857572.ch36

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Abstract

The remit of this chapter is to develop a theoretical framework for analysing how, for the executive, mobility has become a normalized way of doing business. Specifically, the chapter explains the normalization of executive aeromobility by drawing on work on social theories of practice (Reckwitz, 2002; Schatzki, 1996; Shove, 2003; Shove and Pantzar, 2005). The aim is to reveal the complex interdependencies that both explain the year-on-year growth in executive aeromobility and the difficulties executives face when trying to limit their mobility in the context of financial (recession, spiralling travel costs), social (stress, work–life balance) and environmental (global warming, peak oil) pressures.

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