1st Edition

Popular Management Books How they are made and what they mean for organisations

By Staffan Furusten Copyright 1999
    208 Pages
    by Routledge

    208 Pages
    by Routledge

    The growing interest in management knowledge has generated an enormous literature and brought great success for a number of management gurus. This book is a timely and radical critique of the quick-fix solutions offered by popular management books. Features include:
    *Detailed criticism of the ideological hegemony of North American managerial discourse
    *An interrogation of books by leading populist management gurus such as Tom Peters, Richard Normann and Robert Waterman
    *An institutional approach to the creation, diffusion and consumption of management knowledge
    *The implications for organisations of acting on popular managerial discourse
    Popular Management Books is a much needed corrective to the under-researched truisms of many management books.

    Chapter 1: A Study of Popular Management Books; Chapter 2: The Managerial Discourse and The Environment of Organisations; Chapter 3: When Management Knowledge Moves: Chapter 4: Trends in the Supply of Management Books; Chapter 5: Popular Management Books as Carriers of Ideology; Chapter 6: How Popular Management Books Are Made: Chapter 7: What Do Popular Management Books Mean for Organisations?


    Staffan Furusten is AssistantProfessor at Stockholm School of Economics and the Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research