Foucault, Management and Organization Theory: From Panoptic on to Technologies of Self


Edited by: Alan McKinlay & Ken Starkey

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    Pippa Carter is a senior lecturer in the Department of Management Systems and Sciences at the University of Hull, UK. Her research interests are the ontological and epistemological conditions of organization, the function of management and the nature of work. These research interests are informed by the radical critique of organization theory. Her current research is concerned with the potential contribution to organization theory of post-structuralism and of the modernist/postmodernist debate.

    Stewart Clegg is Professor of Management at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. His many books include Frameworks of Power (1989), Organization Theory and Class Analysis (1989) and Modern Organizations: Organization Studies in the Postmodern World (1990).

    Stanley Deetz is President of the International Communication Association and Professor of Communication at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA. He is the author of many books, including Transforming Communications, Transforming Business (1995), Democracy in an Age of Corporate Colonization (1992). In 1994, he was a Senior Fulbright Scholar in the Företagsekonomiska Institutionen, Göteborgs Universitet, Sweden, lecturing and conducting research on knowledge-intensive workplaces.

    Patricia Findlay is Lecturer in Organization Studies at the University of Edinburgh, UK. Her research interests include management strategy and employment relationships in the microelectronics industry and gender issues in labour process theory. She is currently researching workplace innovation in mature branded goods sectors.

    Trevor Hopper is the KPMG Professor of Management Accounting at the University of Manchester, UK. He has co-edited three books: Critical Accounts, Debating Coal Closures and Issues in Management Accounting. He is currently interested in management accounting change in the context of globalization with empirical reference to the advanced economies of Japan, Germany and the UK and the developing zones of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

    Keith Hoskin is Professor of Accounting in the Manchester School of Management, UMIST, UK. He has written extensively on the relation between practices and the genesis of forms of knowledge/power, including the development of modern forms of accounting, accountability and managerialism. He is currently writing a book with Richard Macve on this theme.

    Norman Jackson is a senior lecturer in the Department of Management Studies of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. After a number of years in engineering management, he gained an MA in Organizational Psychology at the University of Lancaster and a PhD from Aston University, having also studied at Manchester Business School. His research contributes to the radical critique of organization theory and he is particularly interested in the possibility of non-surplus repressive organization. He is currently researching the contribution of the modernist/postmodernist debate to this possibility.

    Norman Macintosh is a Professor of Accounting at Queen's University, Kingston, Canada. He researches and publishes in the area of the behavioural, organizational, sociological and poststructural aspects of management accounting and control systems. He has been a visiting professor at universities around the globe, is a member of the editorial board of several accounting journals, and has served as an executive officer of the American Accounting Association for many years.

    Alan McKinlay is Professor of Management at St Andrews University, UK. He has published extensively on business and labour history. He is currently researching a Foucauldian history of the factory and the dynamics of workplace trade unionism in British heavy industries.

    Tim Newton is a lecturer in Organization Studies, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. With a background in industrial psychology he is author of ‘Managing’ Stress; Emotion and Power at Work (1995). His current research includes the application and development of actor network theory; subjectivity; and organizations and the natural environment.

    Mike Savage is Professor of Sociology at Manchester University, UK. His interests lie in the study of social inequality, urban sociology and social theory. Recent books include Gender, Careers and Organisations (with Susan Halford and Anne Witz, 1997) and Social Change and the Middle Classes (edited with Tim Butler, 1995).

    Ken Starkey is Professor of Management at Nottingham University, UK. His interests span corporate strategy, organization studies and critical social theory. His many books include Time, Work and Organization (1989) and, with Alan McKinlay, Strategy and the Human Resource: Ford's Search for Competitive Advantage (1993).

    Philip Taylor is a lecturer in Industrial Relations at the University of Stirling, UK. Current research interests include ‘The Employment Relationship in Call Centres’, ‘Sick Building Syndrome and the Politics of Occupational Ill-Health’, ‘Flexible Work Patterns and Part-time Employment’ and ‘HRM and Worker Resistance in the Scottish Electronics Industry’.

    Barbara Townley is Professor of Organizational Analysis, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. She has written on the implications of Michel Foucault's work for the governance of organizations. Her publications include Reframing Human Resource Management: Power, Ethics and the Subject at Work (1994).

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