Making Sense of Management: A Critical Introduction

Voorkant
'A critical-academic-analysis of received wisdom, for serious students of the subject' "- Long Range Planning

"Provocative and thoughtful, this book provides a fresh perspective on management that is both broad and critical. The authors argue for the importance of subjecting received wisdoms about management to scrutiny. Such scrutiny needs to address not only the means but also the outcomes of management theory and practices as social and ecological problems proliferate in the global economy.

The book begins by examining why we should question notions of management as a neutral technology' with no moral commitments and consequences, and the role of critical reflection in such questioning. It i

 

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Inhoudsopgave

Introducing Critical Theory to Management
9
The Power of Science and the Science of Power
43
Development and Central Themes
67
Management Specialisms in a Critical Perspective
91
Organization
110
Accounting
139
Towards an Integration of Critical Theory
159
Critical Theory and Management Practice
188
References
215
Index
239
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Pagina 18 - We shrink back from the truth if we believe that the destructive forces of the modern world can be 'brought under control' simply by mobilizing more resources — of wealth, education, and research — to fight pollution, to preserve wildlife, to discover new sources of energy, and to arrive at more effective agreements on peaceful coexistence. Needless to say, wealth, education, research, and many other things are needed for any...

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