Organizational Studies

Critical Perspectives on Business and Management

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Hardback: 9780415215534
pub: 2000-10-26
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About the Book

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.


'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

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

About the Series

Critical Perspectives on Business and Management

Global Business is changing at an ever-faster rate. This has been paralleled by an unprecedented growth of activity at undergraduate and graduate levels of study. Covering the key disciplines within business and management studies, this series makes available collections of the most important literature within the field. Each set has a strong international focus and is supplemented with a substantial introduction and thorough index.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Behavior