Studying management critically
Mats Alvesson og Hugh Willmoth
SAGE 2003 230 s. ISBN 0761967370
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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