Critical Management Studies: A Reader

Paperback | July 15, 2005

EditorChristopher Grey, Hugh Willmott

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'Critical Management Studies', or 'CMS', has emerged over the last ten years as the term to describe a diverse group of work that has adopted a critical or questioning approach to the traditional concerns of Management Studies. In this time, CMS has come to exert an increasing influence inManagement and Management Studies, and while it has prompted fierce debate about its validity and use, there is no doubt that the rapidly growing interest in CMS has produced a vibrant and exciting body of work.Christopher Grey and Hugh Willmott, leading authorities in this area, have collected together seventeen readings which reflect these developments, and show why CMS has become an important field of research. The book is divided into four sections, 'Anticipating CMS', looking at some of the roots ofCMS, 'Studying Management Critically', 'Critical Studies of Management', and 'Assessing CMS', examining some of the internal and external critical discussions of CMS. Each reading and its significance is introduced by the editors, and in their introduction to the Reader, they reflect more broadly on the history of CMS. In particular, they consider its institutionalization, both in terms of its becoming an identifiable body of work or approach, and itsinstitutional context within business schools, and indeed what it means to produce a Reader of critical work.As an assessment of CMS, the Reader will be of interest to academics, researchers, and students of Management Studies. As an introduction to CMS, the book will prove invaluable to students taking courses requiring familiarity with the CMS literature.Includes work by:Paul S. Adler, Mats Alvesson, P. D. Anthony, James R. Barker, Loren Baritz, Stewart Clegg, Bill Cooke, Stanley Deetz, David Dunkerley, Christopher Grey, Heather Hopfl, David Knights, Richard Marsden, C Wright Mills, Martin Parker, Rosemary Pringle, Paul Thompson, Barbara Townley, Hugh Willmott, andEdward Wray-Bliss.

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'Critical Management Studies', or 'CMS', has emerged over the last ten years as the term to describe a diverse group of work that has adopted a critical or questioning approach to the traditional concerns of Management Studies. In this time, CMS has come to exert an increasing influence inManagement and Management Studies, and while it...

Christohper Grey is a Reader in Organization Theory at the Judge Institute of Management Studies, University of Cambridge. He is a co-editor of Essential Readings in Management Learning (with Elena Antonacopoulou, Sage, 2003), Editor-in-chief of Management Learning, European Co-editor of the Journal of Management Inquiry, and a member...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:450 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.04 inPublished:July 15, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Christopher Grey and Hugh Willmott: IntroductionSection I: Anticipating Critical Management Studies2. P. D. Anthony: Management Ideology3. Loren Baritz: The Servants of Power4. Stewart Clegg and David Dunkerley: Critical Issues in Organizations5. C Wright Mills: The Power EliteSection II: Studying Management Critically6. Mats Alvesson and Stanley Deetz: Critical Theory and Postmodernism: Approaches to Organization Studies7. David Knights: Changing Spaces: The Disruptive Impact of New Epistemological Location for the Study of Management8. Richard Marsden: The Politics of Organizational AnalysisSection III: Critical Studies of Management9. Paul S. Adler: Market, Hierarchy, and Trust: The Knowledge Economy and the Future of Capitalism10. James R. Barker: Tightening the Iron Cage: Concertive Control in Self-Managing Teams11. Bill Cooke: The Managing of the (Third) World12. Heather Hopfl: The Making of the Corporate Acolyte: Some Thoughts on Charismatic Leadership and the Reality of Organizational Commitment13. Rosemary Pringle: Sexuality at Work14. Barbara Townley: Performance Appraisal and the Emergence of Management15. Hugh Willmott: Studying Managerial Work: A Critique and a ProposalSection IV: Assessing Critical Management Studies17. Martin Parker: Writing Critical Management Studies18. Paul Thompson: Brands, Boundaries, and Bandwagons: A Critical Reflection on Critical Management Studies19. Edward Wray-Bliss: Abstract Ethics, Embodied Ethics: The Strange Marriage of Foucault and Positivism in Labour Process Theory