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To initiate a socialization process, many parent organizations communicate a set of values intended to guide action throughout the MNE, referred to as espoused values.
Espoused national culture has been used in a variety of management, marketing and information systems studies.
I'm not sure what values Ford espoused at that time, but 'doctoring photos to remove anybody who isn't white' probably wasn't one of them.
In The Populism Reader is one attempt at developing such a populist and political alternative--the "transnational" multitude-populism espoused by Brian Holmes (although this form of populism, while not elitist, will no doubt have a hard time becoming popular).
The new "cutting-edge sexual morality" espoused in the Humanist (November/December 2004), which includes "underage sex;" "polyamory" (group sexual bonding); and gay, lesbian, transsexual and transgendered sexuality, can destroy the passionate, faithful, lawful conjugal sexuality that creates the stable, loving families needed for the survival of ethical societies.
I don't care for many of the positions espoused by those who identify, themselves as members of the Religious Right, or the way in which many espouse them, but I don't think they're destroying America or Jesus.
But pushing for Marcos's ouster was not only a triumph for Secretary of State George Shultz and his assistant secretary Elliot Abrams, both of whom argued against the notion espoused by Jeane Kirkpatrick that it was a had thing to topple friendly authoritarian regimes; it also marked a change in Reagan's approach to the evil empire.
In his treatise "On Being and the One," Pico had espoused the Aristotelian position identifying the One with ultimate Being and rejected the Neoplatonic position elevating the One above Being.
The opening up of Islamic societies to western capitalism led to the rise of a landed middle class that espoused a form of revivalist and populist Islam inimical to Western/Russian expansionism.
In Manhattan, barflies and unemployed actors told me of fiscal misery; one Wall Street buck gleefully espoused the wisdom of investing now--in Halliburton, Dick Cheney's oil interest.
Every company I have consulted with has both an espoused culture and a real culture that people live by every day.
According to the court, the program violated the Establishment Clause because it impliedly espoused religion, through an emphasis on spirituality and encouragement to inmates to turn their lives over to a "higher power.