• Fatma M. AlHaidari


This chapter presents the reasons for and aims in examining business meetings of managers and staff members from a social perspective. The researcher observes two financial organizations: a financial company in Kuwait City and a nonprofit trade organization in Phoenix, Arizona. In the chapter, the author talks about the two key linguistic units of analysis: (1) the agency of managers and staff members, and (2) managers’ and staff members’ performance of power in the business meetings. The last part of the chapter lays out a summary of the researcher’s definitions used in the book.


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  • Fatma M. AlHaidari
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  1. 1.Public Authority for Applied Education and TrainingKuwait CityKuwait

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