The Illusion of Management Control: A Systems Theoretical Approach to Managerial Technologies

Hardcover | January 15, 2012

EditorNiels Thygesen

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This book shows how a system theoretical concept of technology helps us to understand the paradoxes of control. It describes a phenomenon which shows regularity that is unexpected against the background of received knowledge within management studies. It presents a series of cases which touch upon a range of technologies within the public sector.

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This book shows how a system theoretical concept of technology helps us to understand the paradoxes of control. It describes a phenomenon which shows regularity that is unexpected against the background of received knowledge within management studies. It presents a series of cases which touch upon a range of technologies within the pub...

NIELS THYGE THYGESEN Associate Professor at Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. He is working with systems theory and communications theory in relation to researching public management, management/steering technologies, time and trust.He has published a numerous articles about techno...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 9.68 × 5.65 × 0.88 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230272940

ISBN - 13:9780230272941

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Table of Contents

PART I: THE (SELF-) MANAGEMENT OF THE EMPLOYEE
Cash, Codes and Complexity: New Adventures in the Public Management of Pay Scales
Information and other Bodily Functions
PART II: THE (SELF-) MANAGEMENT OF THE CITIZEN
Hybrid Inclusion - Multiple Inclusion Mechanisms in the Modernised Organisation of Danish Welfare Services
Citizens Contracts as a Tricky Steering Media
'Watching the market' - Visual Representations of Financial Economy in Advertisements
PART III: THE STRATEGIFICATION OF THE PUBLIC ORGANIZATION
Structural Couplings Between Organizations and Function Systems
The Polyphonic Effects of Technological Changes in Public Sector Organizations
The Time of Money, Soziale Systeme
Market as a Political Future
Epilogue