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Critical Management Studies / Edition 1
     

Critical Management Studies / Edition 1

by Mats Alvesson, Hugh Willmott
 

ISBN-10: 0803984553

ISBN-13: 9780803984554

Pub. Date: 09/16/1992

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Drawing on a range of influential contemporary movements in the social sciences, particularly Critical Theory, this volume introduces a critical analysis for the study of management and the various management functions.

The book examines: the relations between power and discursive practices in the modern corporation; the construction of pleasure as a

Overview

Drawing on a range of influential contemporary movements in the social sciences, particularly Critical Theory, this volume introduces a critical analysis for the study of management and the various management functions.

The book examines: the relations between power and discursive practices in the modern corporation; the construction of pleasure as a potentially subversive and emancipatory force in organizational life; the double-edged role of a critical social science for managers; and doing critical management research. It also analyzes the nature and consequences of current practices in accounting, operational research, marketing, personnel and organizational psychology and information systems. Key issues of power//knowl

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803984554
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
09/16/1992
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Critical Theory and Management Studies - Mats Alvesson and Hugh Willmott
An Introduction
Disciplinary Power in the Modern Corporation - Stanley Deetz
Critical Ethnography - John Forester
On Fieldwork in a Habermasian Way
The Organization of Pleasure - Gibson Burrell
Technical, Practical and Critical O.R. - Past, Present and Future? - John Mingers
Critical Theory and Accounting - Michael Power and Richard Laughlin
Marketing Discourse and Practice - Glenn Morgan
Towards a Critical Analysis
Information Systems and Critical Theory - Kalle Lyytinen
Personnel/Organization Psychology - Brian D Steffy and Andrew J Grimes
A Critique of the Discipline
Critical Social Science for Managers? Promising Perverse Possibilities - Walter R Nord and John M Jermier

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