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Studying Management Critically By Mats Alvesson

Studying Management Critically by Mats Alvesson

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Offers critical understandings of key areas of management theory and practice such as accounting, strategic management, marketing, business ethics and environmental management. The text also examines the relations between power and discursive practices in the modern corporation; gender and organizations; and critical methodology.

Studying Management Critically Summary

Studying Management Critically by Mats Alvesson

`An excellent source for graduate students, especially in the field of human resource development, who are exploring areas for future research of a critical nature' - Adult Education Quarterly

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

About Mats Alvesson

Mats Alvesson holds a chair in the Business Administration department at Lund University in Sweden and is also part-time professor at University of Queensland Business School and at Case Business School, London. He has done extensive research and published widely in the areas of qualitative and reflexive methodology, critical theory, organizational culture, knowledge work, identity in organizations, gender, organizational change, management consultancy etc. He has published 30 books, most with leading publishers and hundreds of articles, many of which are widely cited and used on higher levels in university education.

Table of Contents

Introduction - Mats Alvesson and Hugh Willmott Disciplinary Power, Conflict Suppression and Human Resource Management - Stanley Deetz On Fieldwork in a Habermasian Way - John Forester Critical Ethnography and the Extra-Ordinary Character of Ordinary Professional Work Feminist Theory and Critical Theory - Joanne Martin Unexplored Synergies Critical Approaches to Strategic Management - David L Levy, Mats Alvesson and Hugh Willmott Marketing and Critique - Glenn Morgan Prospects and Problems Accounting and Critical Theory - Michael Power, Richard Laughlin and David J Cooper Greening Organizations - John M Jermier and Linda C Forbes Critical Issues Building Better Worlds? - Gibson Burrell and Karen Dale Architecture and Critical Management Studies Business, Ethics and Business Ethics - Martin Parker Critical Theory and Negative Dialectics

Additional information

GOR003153935
9780761967378
0761967370
Studying Management Critically by Mats Alvesson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
SAGE Publications Inc
2003-08-29
230
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