Postcolonial Theory and Organizational Analysis: A Critical Engagement

Postcolonial Theory and Organizational Analysis: A Critical Engagement

by A. Prasad
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312294050

ISBN-13: 9780312294052

Pub. Date: 05/19/2003

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US

This book takes up a question that has rarely been raised in the field of management: 'Could modern Western colonialism have important implications for the practices and theories that inform management and organizations?' Employing the frameworks of postcolonial theory, an international group of scholars addresse this question, and offer remarkable insights about

Overview

This book takes up a question that has rarely been raised in the field of management: 'Could modern Western colonialism have important implications for the practices and theories that inform management and organizations?' Employing the frameworks of postcolonial theory, an international group of scholars addresse this question, and offer remarkable insights about the implications of the colonial encounter for management. Wide-ranging in scope, the book covers major topics like cross-cultural management, control and resistance, corporate culture, the discourse of exoticization in museums and tourism, and stakeholder issues, and sheds new light on the troubling legacy of colonialism. Scholars and practitioners searching for a new idiom of management will find this book's critique of contemporary management invaluable.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312294052
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
05/19/2003
Edition description:
2003
Pages:
309
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION The Gaze of the Other: Postcolonial Theory and Organizational Analysis; A.Prasad PART II: POSTCOLONIAL ENGAGEMENTS WITH MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION THEORY Toward a Postcolonial Reading of Organizational Control; R.A.Mir, A.Mir & P.Upadhyaya Managing Organizational Culture and Imperialism; B.Cooke The Empire of Organizations and the Organization of Empires: Postcolonial Considerations on Theorizing Workplace Resistance; A.Prasad & P.Prasad Decolonizing and Re-Presenting Culture's Consequences: A Postcolonial Critique of Cross-Cultural Studies in Management; D.Kwek PART III: CURRENT ISSUES AND EMPIRICAL INVESTIGATIONS The Return of the Native: Organizational Discourses and the Legacy of the Ethnographic Imagination; P.Prasad Reading the Rhetoric of Otherness in the Discourse of Business and Economics: Towards a Postdisciplinary Practice; E.Priyadharshini Accounting for the Banal: Financial Techniques as Softwares of Colonialism; D.Neu Asserting Possibilities of Resistance in the Cross-Cultural Teaching Machine: Re-Viewing Videos of Others; G.Jack & A.Lorbiecki From the Colonial Enterprise to Enterprise Systems: Parallels between Colonization and Globalization; A.Gopal, R.Wills & Y.Gopal The Practice of Stakeholder Colonialism: National Interest and Colonial Discourses in the Management of Indigenous Stakeholders; S.B.Bannerjee PART IV: CONCLUSION The Postcolonial Imagination; A.Prasad & P.Prasad

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