The Oxford Handbook of Critical Management Studies

Paperback | February 1, 2011

EditorMats Alvesson, Todd Bridgman, Hugh Willmott

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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.

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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 c...

Mats Alvesson is Professor of Business Administration at the University of Lund, Sweden. Research interests include critical theory, gender, power, management of professional service (knowledge intensive) organizations, organizational culture and symbolism, qualitative methods and philosophy of science. Recent books include Understand...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:608 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.01 inPublished:February 1, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Mats Alvesson, Hugh Willmott, and Todd Bridgman: IntroductionPart I: Theoretical Approaches2. Andreas G. Scherer: Critical Theory and its Contribution to Critical Management Studies3. Michael I. Reed: Critical Realism in Critical Management Studies4. Campbell Jones: Poststructuralism in Critical Management Studies5. Paul Thompson and Damian P. O'Doherty: Perspectives On Labor Process TheoryPart II: Key Topics and Issues6. Tim Newton: Organizations and the Natural Environment7. David Knights: Power at Work in Organizations8. Robyn Thomas: Critical Management Studies on Identity: Mapping the Terrain9. Subhabrata Bobby Banerjee, Chris Carter, and Stewart Clegg: Managing Globalization10. David Grant, Rick Iedema, and Cliff Oswick: Discourse and Critical Management Studies11. Joanna Brewis and Gavin Jack: Culture: Broadening the Critical Repertoire12. Glenn Morgan and Andre Spicer: Critical Approaches to Organizational Change13. Edward Wray-Bliss: Ethics: Critique, Ambivalence, and Infinite Possibilities (Unmet)14. Michael Rowlinson, Roy Stager Jacques, and Charles Booth: Critical Management and Organizational History15. Karen Lee Ashcraft: Gender and Diversity: Other Ways to 'Make a Difference'16. Peter Fleming and Matteo Mandarini: Towards a Worker's Society? New Perspectives on Work and Emancipation17. Joanne Duberley and Phil Johnson: Critical Management MethodologyPart III: Specialisms18. Michael Saren and Peter Svensson: Marketing19. Debra Howcroft: Information Systems20. Nelson Phillips and Sadhvi Dar: Strategy21. Stanley Deetz and John G. McClellan: Communication22. Tom Keenoy: Human Resource Management23. Mahmoud Ezzamel and Keith Robson: AccountingPart IV: Critical Management Studies: Progress and Prospects24. John Child: Challenging Hierarchy25. Anthony G. Hopwood: On Striving to Give a Critical Edge to Critical Management Studies26. Steve Frenkel: Critical Reflections on Labor Process Theory, Work, and Management27. Alessia Contu: Critical Management Education28. Gibson Burrell: Handbooks, Swarms, and Living Dangerously