The Oxford handbook of critical management studies / edited by Mats Alvesson, Todd Bridgman and Hugh Willmott.

by Alvesson, Mats, 1956-Looking glass; Bridgman, ToddLooking glass; Willmott, HughLooking glass.

Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.Description: xxi, 582 pages ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780199595686.Subject(s): ManagementLooking glass | Management -- PhilosophyLooking glass | Critical theoryLooking glassNote: Originally published: 2009.Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Critical Management Studies (CMS) has emerged as a movement that questions the authority and relevance of mainstream thinking and practice. Critical of established social practices and institutional arrangements, it challenges prevailing systems of domination and promotes the development ofalternatives to them.CMS draws upon diverse critical traditions. Of particular importance for its initial articulation was the thinking of members of the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory. From these foundations, CMS has grown into a pluralistic and inclusive movement incorporating a diverse range of perspectives -ranging from labour process theory to radical feminism. In recent times, a set of ideas broadly labelled 'poststructuralist' have been developed to complement and challenge the insights of Critical Theory, giving new impetus for scholars seeking to challenge the status quo and articulate a moreinclusive and humane future for management practice.The Oxford Handbook of Critical Management Studies provides an overview of theoretical approaches, key topics, issues, and subject specialisms in management studies, as well as a set of reflections on the progress and prospects of CMS. Contributors are all specialists in their respective fields andshare a concern to interrogate and challenge received wisdom about management theory and practice. Given the rapid growth of the CMS movement, its ever increasing theoretical and geographical diversity, and its outreach into the public sphere, the Oxford Handbook of Critical Management Studies is atimely publication. In addition to UK contributors, where CMS has developed most rapidly, there is strong representation from North American contributors as well as from areas where CMS has taken hold more recently, such as Australasia.

Originally published: 2009.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • List of Figures (p. x)
  • List of Tables (p. xi)
  • Editor Biographies (p. xii)
  • Author Biographies (p. xiii)
  • 1 Introduction (p. 1)
  • Part I Theoretical Approaches
  • 2 Critical Theory and its Contribution to Critical Management Studies (p. 29)
  • 3 Critical Realism in Critical Management Studies (p. 52)
  • 4 Poststructuralism in Critical Management Studies (p. 76)
  • 5 Perspectives on Labor Process Theory (p. 99)
  • Part II Key Topics And Issues
  • 6 Organizations and the Natural Environment (p. 125)
  • 7 Power at Work in Organizations (p. 144)
  • 8 Critical Management Studies on Identity: Mapping the Terrain (p. 166)
  • 9 Managing Globalization (p. 186)
  • 10 Discourse and Critical Management Studies (p. 213)
  • 11 Culture: Broadening the Critical Repertoire (p. 232)
  • 12 Critical Approaches to Organizational Change (p. 251)
  • 13 Ethics: Critique, Ambivalence, And Infinite Responsibilities(Unmet) (p. 267)
  • 14 Critical Management and Organizational History (p. 286)
  • 15 Gender and Diversity: Other Ways to "Make a Difference" (p. 304)
  • 16 Towards a Workers' Society? New Perspectives on Work and Emancipation (p. 328)
  • 17 Critical Management Methodology (p. 345)
  • Part III Specialisms
  • 18 Marketing (p. 371)
  • 19 Information Systems (p. 392)
  • 20 Strategy (p. 414)
  • 21 Communication (p. 433)
  • 22 Human Resource Management (p. 454)
  • 23 Accounting (p. 473)
  • Part IV Critical Management Studies: Progress and Prospects
  • 24 Challenging Hierarchy (p. 501)
  • 25 On Striving to Give a Critical Edge to Critical Management Studies (p. 515)
  • 26 Critical Reflections on Labor Process Theory, Work, and Management (p. 525)
  • 27 Critical Management Education (p. 536)
  • 28 Handbooks, Swarms, and Living Dangerously (p. 551)
  • Index (p. 563)

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Mats Alvesson is Professor of Business Administration at the University of Lund, Sweden.
Todd Bridginan is Senior Lecturer in Organizational Behaviour at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
Hugh Willmott is Research Professor in Organization Studies, Cardiff Business School