Critical Management Studies / Edition 1

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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803984554
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 6/29/2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 244
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Mats Alvesson holds a chair in the Business Administration department at Lund University in Sweden and is also part-time professor at University of Queensland Business School. He has done extensive research and published widely in the areas of qualitative and reflexive methodology, critical theory, organizational culture, knowledge work, identity in organizations, gender, organizational change, management consultancy etc. He has published 20 books with leading publishers and hundreds of articles, many of which are widely cited and used on higher levels in university education.

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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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