An excellent source for graduate students, especially in the field
of human resource development, who are exploring areas for future
research of a critical nature' - "Adult Education Quarterly
Drawing upon a range of influential contemporary movements in
the social sciences, primarily upon critical traditions, such as
the Critical Theory of the Frankfurt School, this text provides a
wide ranging analysis of management and its various
The book offers critical understandings of key areas of
management theory and practice such as accounting, strategic
management, marketing, business ethics and environmental
management. It also examines the relations between power and
discursive practices in the modern corporation; the role of
architecture as a repressive and emancipatory force in
organizations; gender and organizations and critical methodology
for organizational research. Key issues of power/knowledge
relations across these areas are addressed and new agendas both for
these fields and for management studies as a whole are
Contributing authors include: Mats Alvesson, Gibson Burrell,
David Cooper, Karen Dale, Stan Deetz, Linda Forbes, John Forester,
John Jermier, David Levy, Joanne Martin, Glenn Morgan, Martin
Parker, Mike Power, Richard Loughlin and Hugh Willmott
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