The Oxford Handbook of Critical Management Studies

The Oxford Handbook of Critical Management Studies

by Mats Alvesson
     
 

Critical Management Studies (CMS) has emerged as a movement that questions the authority and relevance of mainstream thinking and practice. Critical of established social practices and institutional arrangements, it challenges prevailing systems of domination and promotes the development of alternatives to them. CMS draws upon diverse critical traditions. Of

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Critical Management Studies (CMS) has emerged as a movement that questions the authority and relevance of mainstream thinking and practice. Critical of established social practices and institutional arrangements, it challenges prevailing systems of domination and promotes the development of alternatives to them. CMS draws upon diverse critical traditions. Of particular importance for its initial articulation was the thinking of members of the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory. From these foundations, CMS has grown into a pluralistic and inclusive movement incorporating a diverse range of perspectives - ranging from labour process theory to radical feminism. In recent times, a set of ideas broadly labelled 'poststructuralist' have been developed to complement and challenge the insights of Critical Theory, giving new impetus for scholars seeking to challenge the status quo and articulate a more inclusive and humane future for management practice. The Oxford Handbook of Critical Management Studies provides an overview of theoretical approaches, key topics, issues, and subject specialisms in management studies, as well as a set of reflections on the progress and prospects of CMS. Contributors are all specialists in their respective fields and share a concern to interrogate and challenge received wisdom about management theory and practice. Given the rapid growth of the CMS movement, its ever increasing theoretical and geographical diversity, and its outreach into the public sphere, the Oxford Handbook of Critical Management Studies is a timely publication. In addition to UK contributors, where CMS has developed most rapidly, there is strong representation from North American contributors as well as from areas where CMS has taken hold more recently, such as Australasia.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199237715
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/31/2009
Series:
Oxford Handbooks Series
Pages:
752
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction, Mats Alvesson, Hugh Willmott, and Todd Bridgman
Part I: Theoretical Approaches
2. Critical Theory and its Contribution to Critical Management Studies, Andreas G. Scherer
3. Critical Realism in Critical Management Studies, Michael I. Reed
4. Poststructuralism in Critical Management Studies, Campbell Jones
5. Perspectives On Labor Process Theory, Paul Thompson and Damian P. O'Doherty
Part II: Key Topics and Issues
6. Organizations and the Natural Environment, Tim Newton
7. Power at Work in Organizations, David Knights
8. Critical Management Studies on Identity: Mapping the Terrain, Robyn Thomas
9. Managing Globalization, Subhabrata Bobby Banerjee, Chris Carter, and Stewart Clegg
10. Discourse and Critical Management Studies, David Grant, Rick Iedema, and Cliff Oswick
11. Culture: Broadening the Critical Repertoire, Joanna Brewis and Gavin Jack
12. Critical Approaches to Organizational Change, Glenn Morgan and Andre Spicer
13. Ethics: Critique, Ambivalence, and Infinite Possibilities (Unmet), Edward Wray-Bliss
14. Critical Management and Organizational History, Michael Rowlinson, Roy Stager Jacques, and Charles Booth
15. Gender and Diversity: Other Ways to 'Make a Difference', Karen Lee Ashcraft
16. Towards a Worker's Society? New Perspectives on Work and Emancipation, Peter Fleming and Matteo Mandarini
17. Critical Management Methodology, Joanne Duberley and Phil Johnson
Part III: Specialisms
18. Marketing, Michael Saren and Peter Svensson
19. Information Systems, Debra Howcroft
20. Strategy, Nelson Phillips and Sadhvi Dar
21. Communication, Stanley Deetz and John G. McClellan
22. Human Resource Management, Tom Keenoy
23. Accounting, Mahmoud Ezzamel and Keith Robson
Part IV: Critical Management Studies: Progress and Prospects
24. Challenging Hierarchy, John Child
25. On Striving to Give a Critical Edge to Critical Management Studies, Anthony G. Hopwood
26. Critical Reflections on Labor Process Theory, Work, and Management, Steve Frenkel
27. Critical Management Education, Alessia Contu
28. Handbooks, Swarms, and Living Dangerously, Gibson Burrell

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