The Politics of Management Knowledge

The Politics of Management Knowledge

by Stewart R Clegg
     
 

The notion that management knowledge is universal, culture-neutral, readily transferable to any country or situation, has come under mounting challenge. The Politics of Management Knowledge goes beyond such 'broad-brush' assertions to explore in detail the relations between management knowledge, power and practice in a world where globalization highlights,See more details below

Overview

The notion that management knowledge is universal, culture-neutral, readily transferable to any country or situation, has come under mounting challenge. The Politics of Management Knowledge goes beyond such 'broad-brush' assertions to explore in detail the relations between management knowledge, power and practice in a world where globalization highlights, rather than obscures, the locally specific character of many management recipes.

The book recognizes the political nature of management knowledge as a discourse produced from, and reproducing, power processes within and between organizations. This theme underpins discussion of the ways in which management ideas and practices 'produce' managers of a particular kind

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803979338
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/04/1996
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction - Stewart R Clegg and Gill Palmer
Producing Management Knowledge
PART ONE: PRODUCING MANAGERS
Making Up Managers - Paul du Gay
Enterprise and the Ethos of Bureaucracy
The Mentality of Management - Klaus P Hansen
Self-Images of American Top Executives
The Role of Social Identity in the International Transfer of Knowledge through Joint Ventures - John Child and Suzana Rodrigues
PART TWO: COMPARATIVE CULTURAL RECIPES FOR MANAGEMENT
Lean Production - Bengt Sandkull
The Myth which Changes the World?
The International Popularization of Entrepreneurial Ideas - Jos[ac]e Luis Alvarez
Excellence at Large - Eduardo Ibarra-Colado
Power, Knowledge and Organizational Forms in Mexican Universities
From Cultural Imperialism to Independence - Jean-Fran[ci]cois Chanlat
Francophone Resistance to Anglo-American Definitions of Management Knowledge in Qu[ac]ebec
PART THREE: THE FUTURE FOR MANAGEMENT
Interrogating Reframing - Ian Palmer and Richard Dunford
Evaluating Metaphor-Based Analyses of Organizations
Managing Sceptically - Harvie Ramsay
A Critique of Organizational Fashion
The Axeman Cometh - Harry Scarbrough and Gibson Burrell
The Changing Roles and Knowledges of Middle Managers
Management Knowledge for the Future - Stewart R Clegg et al
Innovation, Embryos and New Paradigms

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