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Organizational Studies
Critical Perspectives on Business and Management

ISBN 9780415215534
Published January 5, 2001 by Routledge
2150 Pages

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Book Description

Edited by ten academics at the University of Warwick Business School, this collection represents some of the best work within organization studies:
Volume 1: Modes of Management seeks to invert conventional approaches to managing
Volume 2: Objectivity and Others focuses upon issues of epistemology
Volume 3: Selves and Subjects investigates areas hidden from orthodox organization studies
Volume 4: Evil Empires? Looks at the damaging effects of large organizations upon the lives of people.
Together, the collection represents around eighty articles, drawn from the social sciences generally as well as from organization studies specifically. There is a thorough index to assist the reader in navigation of the material.

Table of Contents

Volume I: Modes of Management
Part 1: What is management?
Part 2: What is Decision Making? - Rationality, Power and Control
Volume II: Objectivity and its Other
Part 1: The Voice of Neo-Positivism and its Challengers
Part 2: Excursions in Epistemology
Part 3: Time and Space in the Modern/Postmodern World
Part 4: Anti-Positivist Methods
Part 5: Feminist Critiques
Volume III: Selves and Subjects
Part 1: The Governable Person
Part 2: Notions of the Subject
Part 3: Surveillance
Part 4: Survival Practices
Volume IV: Evil Empires
Part 1: Organizations, Power and Rationality
Part 2: Organization Theory: Servants of Power
Part 3: The Power of Technology/ The Technology of Power
Part 4: Organizations in Power
Part 5: Organizations, Power and Resistance

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'This collection presents the reader with a valuable sample of some of the most interesting critical material published over the last forty years....This collection is eclectic and varied, presenting a rich and colourful array of critical research in organization studies and beyond'. Ephemera Reviews