At a time of ever-increasing debate about orthodox approaches to management education, and their application in the post-industrial era, this innovative book brings together the work of authors actively engaged in developing new forms of education.
Key starting points for the volume are: first, that it is important to expose to reflective analysis and critique such a significant and influential contemporary activity as management; and second, that management education is a primary site for such interrogation since it plays a crucial role in helping to produce and reproduce managerial practices.
The introduction contrasts dominant utilitarian and functionalist conceptions of management education with various alternatives. It argues the need for a critical and pluralistic form of management education whereby participants are introduced to the full diversity of appropriate perspectives and debates. The remainder of the book echoes this commitment by exploring a range of approaches, including those based in psychoanalysis, critical theory and poststructuralism. Throughout the book, there is a focus is upon the implications of problematizing management knowledge so as to facilitate alternative and critical modalities of teaching and learning. In this context management is seen not simply as a bundle of skills and techniques but, rather, as a complex social, political and moral practice.
Re-Thinking Management Education is essential reading for all academics, students and professionals concerned with the most significant developments in education and learning in the field.
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Table of ContentsRethinking Management Education - Christopher Grey and Robert French
Can Management Education be Educational? - Alan B Thomas and Peter D Anthony
Mapping the Intellectual Terrain of Management Education - Jannis Kallinikos
Management Education and the Limits of Technical Rationality - John Roberts
The Conditions and Consequences of Management Practice
Critical Theory and Management Education - J Michael Cavanaugh and Anshuman Prasad
Some Strategies for the Critical Classroom
Is a Critical Pedagogy of Management Possible? - Christopher Grey, David Knights and Hugh Willmott
Experiential Management Education as the Practice of Change - Russ Vince
The MBA - Audrey Collin
The Potential for Students to Find Their Voice in Babel
Plato on the Education of Managers - Jonathan Gosling
Management Education as a Panoptic Cage - David M Boje