Making Sense of Management: A Critical Introduction / Edition 2

Making Sense of Management: A Critical Introduction / Edition 2

by Mats Alvesson, Hugh Willmott
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1849200866

ISBN-13: 9781849200868

Pub. Date: 05/30/2012

Publisher: SAGE Publications

The First Edition of Making Sense of Management set out to provide a fresh perspective on management that was both broad and critical, exploring how the disruptive and constructive potential of critical theory can be realized in organizations. Along the way, it has proven to be a landmark contribution to critical management studies. As well as setting the

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The First Edition of Making Sense of Management set out to provide a fresh perspective on management that was both broad and critical, exploring how the disruptive and constructive potential of critical theory can be realized in organizations. Along the way, it has proven to be a landmark contribution to critical management studies. As well as setting the agenda for current research, this revised edition has been written to appeal to a broader readership and open up critical theory for the general management student. The Second Edition includes new sections on HRM, brands, identity, ethics and leadership have been fully developed alongside the rest of the text to reflect the current state of play in critical management studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849200868
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
05/30/2012
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
PART ONE: INTRODUCING CRITICAL THEORY TO MANAGEMENT
Management in Critical Perspective
Critical Thinking
Forms of Knowledge and the Limits of Critique
PART TWO: MANAGEMENT SPECIALISMS IN A CRITICAL PERSPECTIVE
Critical Conceptualizations of Management
Critically Assessing Management Specialisms I
Organization Theory, HRM and Leadership
Critically Assessing Management Specialisms II
Marketing and Strategic Management
Critically Assessing Management Specialisms III
Accounting, Information Systems and Operational Research
PART THREE: RECASTING CRITICAL THEORY AND MANAGEMENT
Recasting Emancipation in Management and Organization Studies
Critical Theory and Management Practice
Appendix: Brief History of the Frankfurt School

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