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Popular Management Books

How they are made and what they mean for organisations, 1st Edition

By Staffan Furusten


208 pages

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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.

Table of Contents

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?

About the Author

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

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