The Oxford Handbook of Critical Management Studies

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.

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Mats Alvesson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191608094

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 604

View: 580

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 of alternatives 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 more inclusive 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 the respective fields and share 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 a timely 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.

The Oxford Handbook of Critical Management Studies

“We Are All Managers Now: We Always Were. On the Development and Demise of Management,” Journal of Management Studies, 36/5: 561–585. and Willmott, H. (eds.) (2005). Critical Management Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Mats Alvesson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191570100

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 604

View: 589

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 of alternatives 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 more inclusive 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 the respective fields and share 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 a timely 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.

Critical Management Studies

The Oxford Handbook of Critical Management Studies, Oxford: Oxford – Alvesson, M. 2011. Classics in Critical Management Studies. Edward Elgar Publishing – Alvesson, A., Bridgman, T., Wilmott, W. 2009. The Oxford Handbook of Critical ...

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Christopher Grey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317749479

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

View: 718

Critical Management Studies (CMS) is often dated from the publication of an edited volume bearing that name (Alvesson and Willmott, 1992). In the two decades that have followed, CMS has been remarkably successful in establishing itself not just as a ‘term’ but as a recognizable tradition or approach. The emerging status of CMS as an overall approach has been both encouraged and marked by a growing range of handbooks, readers and textbooks. Yet the literature is dominated by writings from the UK and Scandinavia in particular, and the tendency is to treat this literature as constituting CMS. However, the meaning, practice, constraints and context of CMS vary considerably between different countries, cultures and language communities. This volume surveys fourteen various countries and regions where CMS has acquired some following and seeks to explore the different ways in which CMS is understood and the different contexts within which it operates, as well as its possible future development.

The Routledge Companion to Critical Management Studies

Academy of Management Annals, 1: 119–179. Alvesson, M., & Deetz, S. (2000). Doing critical management research. London: Sage. Alvesson, M., Bridgman, T., & Willmott, H. (Eds.). (2009). The Oxford handbook of critical management studies.

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Anshuman Prasad

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134511235

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 418

View: 109

The scholarly field of Critical Management Studies (CMS) is in a state of flux. Against a backdrop of dramatic global shifts, CMS scholarship has lately taken a number of new and exciting directions and, at times, challenged older critical voices. Novel theoretical frameworks and diverse research interests mark the CMS field as never before. Interrogating conventional critiques of management and arguing for fresh approaches, The Routledge Companion to Critical Management Studies captures this intellectual ferment and new spirit of inquiry within CMS, and showcases the pluralistic generation of CMS scholars that has emerged in recent years. Setting the scene for a crucial period for the discipline, this insightful volume covers new ground and essential areas grouped under the following themes: Critique and its (dis-)contents Difference, otherness, marginality Knowledge at the crossroads History and discourse Global predicaments. Drawing on the expertise of an international team of contributing scholars, The Routledge Companion to Critical Management Studies is a rich resource and the perfect reference tool for students and researchers of management and organization.

The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Paradox

In Handbook of New and Emergent Approaches in Organization Studies, edited by D. Barry and H. Hansen, 13–26. London: Sage. Alvesson, M., Bridgman, T., and Willmott, H. (eds). 2011. The Oxford Handbook of Critical Management Studies.

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Wendy K. Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198754428

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 625

View: 558

Organisations are rife with paradoxes, evident in persistent and interwoven tensions for example between stability and change, flexibility and control, diversity and inclusion, long term and short term, social and financial, learning and performing. This handbook investigates paradoxes across various organisational phenomena and levels of analysis.

Feminists and Queer Theorists Debate the Future of Critical Management Studies

We end this chapter with a call for all CMS scholars and educators consider the lecture hall a space for activism, where both our own and students' joy and hope can be nurtured. ... The Oxford handbook of critical management studies.

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Alison Pullen

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781786354983

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 270

View: 513

'What is CMS and what is its future?' is a question that has beguiled and frustrated academics within and outside its community. Using ideas from feminist and queer theory, here, authors aim to generate thinking on the future of CMS and ideas of how scholarly communities can engage in working lives differently.

The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Change and Innovation

Reed , M. ( 2009 ) , ' Critical Realism in Critical Management Studies , in M. Alvesson , T. Bridgman , and H. Willmott , eds , The Oxford Handbook of Critical Management Studies ( Oxford : Oxford University Press ) , 52–75 .

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Marshall Scott Poole

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192584809

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 736

View: 127

Organizational change and innovation are central and enduring issues in management theory and practice. Dramatic changes in population demographics, technology, competitive survival, and social, economic, and environmental health and sustainability concerns means the need to understand how organizations repond to these shifts through change and innovation has never been greater. Why and what organizations change is generally well known; how organizations change is therefore the central focus of this Handbook. It focuses on processes of change — or the sequence of events in which organizational characteristics and activities change and develop over time — and the factors that influence these processes, with the organization as the central unit of analysis. Across the diverse and wide-ranging contributions, three central questions evolve: what is the nature of change and process?; what are the key concepts and models for understanding organization change and innovation?; and how should we study change and innovation? This Handbook presents critical evolving scholarship from leading experts across a range of disciplines, and explores its implications for future research and practice.

Critical Management Research

Duberley, J. and Johnson, P. (2009) 'Critical management methodology', in M. Alvesson, T. Bridgman, and H. Willmott (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Critical Management Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Emma Jeanes

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473908673

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 464

This is an invaluable collection of reflections and experiences from world-class researchers undertaking Critical Management Studies (CMS). The editors and contributors reflect on ethics and reflexivity in critical management research, and explore the identity of the critical researcher both as an individual and working within collaborative projects. Using contemporary accounts from those engaged in real world fieldwork they outline what critical management is, and explore its relationship to management research. The book discusses the implications of critical management when: Developing research questions Managing research relationships Using various methods of data collection Writing accounts of your research, findings and analysis. Grounded in practical problems and processes this title sets out and then answers the challenges faced by critical researchers doing research in organization and management studies.

Designing Organizational Systems

Doing critical management research. London: Sage. 10. Ashcraft, K. L. (2009). Gender and diversity: Other ways to make a difference. In M. Alvesson, T. Bridgman, & H. Willmott (Eds.), Oxford handbook of critical management studies.

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Richard Baskerville

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642333705

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 342

View: 843

​This book is dedicated to the memory of Professor Alessandro (Sandro) D'Atri, who passed away in April 2011. Professor D'Atri started his career as a brilliant scholar interested in theoretical computer science, databases and, more generally information processing systems. He journeyed far in various applications, such as human-computer interaction, human factors, ultimately arriving at business information systems and business organisation after more than 20 years of researc hbased on "problem solving". Professor D'Atri pursued the development of an interdisciplinary culture in which social sciences, systems design and human sciences are mutually integrated. Rather than retrospection, this book is aimed to advance in these directions and to stimulate a debate about the potential of design research in the field of information systems and organisation studies with an interdisciplinary approach. Each chapter has been selected by the Editorial Board following a double blind peer review process. The general criteria of privileging the variety of topics and the design science orientation and/or empirical works in which a design research approach is adopted to solve various field problems in the management area. In addition several chapters contribute to the meta-discourse on design science research.

The Oxford Handbook of Business and the Natural Environment

“Shifting Paradigms for Sustainable Development: Implications for Management Theory and Research,” Academy of Management Review, 20: 874–907. Grice, S. & Humphries, M.(1997).“Critical Management Studies in Postmodernity: Oxymorons in ...

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Pratima Bansal

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199584451

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 717

View: 719

This Handbook discusses the main issues, research, and theory on business and the natural environment, and how they impact on different business functions and disciplines