Studying Management Critically

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Mats Alvesson, Hugh Willmott
SAGE, 2003 M10 8 - 229 páginas
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`An excellent source for graduate students, especially in the field of human resource development, who are exploring areas for future research of a critical nature' - Adult Education Quarterly

Drawing upon a range of influential contemporary movements in the social sciences, primarily upon critical traditions, such as the Critical Theory of the Frankfurt School, this text provides a wide ranging analysis of management and its various specialisms.

The book offers critical understandings of key areas of management theory and practice such as accounting, strategic management, marketing, business ethics and environmental management. It also examines the relations between power and discursive practices in the modern corporation; the role of architecture as a repressive and emancipatory force in organizations; gender and organizations and critical methodology for organizational research. Key issues of power/knowledge relations across these areas are addressed and new agendas both for these fields and for management studies as a whole are introduced.

Contributing authors include: Mats Alvesson, Gibson Burrell, David Cooper, Karen Dale, Stan Deetz, Linda Forbes, John Forester, John Jermier, David Levy, Joanne Martin, Glenn Morgan, Martin Parker, Mike Power, Richard Loughlin and Hugh Willmott

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Disciplinary Power Conflict Suppression and Human
23
Critical Ethnography
46
Unexplored Synergies
66
Critical Approaches to Strategic Management
92
Prospects and Problems
111
Accounting and Critical Theory
132
Critical Issues
157
Architecture
177
Critical Theory
197
Index
220
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Mats Alvesson holds a chair in the Business Administration department at Lund University in Sweden and is also part-time professor at University of Queensland Business School. He has done extensive research and published widely in the areas of qualitative and reflexive methodology, critical theory, organizational culture, knowledge work, identity in organizations, gender, organizational change, management consultancy etc. He has published 20 books with leading publishers and hundreds of articles, many of which are widely cited and used on higher levels in university education.

Hugh Wilmott is Professor of Management, Bayes Business School, City University London, UK and also holds the position of Professor of Organization Studies at Cardiff Business School, Wales. He has previously held professorial appointments at Cambridge (Judge Business School) and UMIST (now Manchester Business School), both UK, and visiting appointments at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, University of Sydney, Australia, and Uppsala University, Sweden. He has published widely with over 20 books including Organization Theory and Design, and contributed to a range of management and social science journals. Hugh is a past Associate Editor on The Academy of Management Review and also served an equivalent role on the journal Organization. He has been a board member of numerous other journals including Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Management Studies, and Organization Studies.

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