This is an invaluable collection of reflections and experiences from world-class researchers undertaking Critical Management Studies (CMS). The editors and contributors reflect on ethics and reflexivity in critical management research, and explore the identity of the critical researcher both as an individual and working within collaborative projects. Using contemporary accounts from those engaged in real world fieldwork they outline what critical management is, and explore its relationship to management research. The book discusses the implications of critical management when: • Developing research questions • Managing research relationships • Using various methods of data collection • Writing accounts of your research, findings and analysis. Grounded in practical problems and processes this title sets out and then answers the challenges faced by critical researchers doing research in organization and management studies.

Writing: What can be said, by who, and where?

Writing: What can be said, by who, and where?
Martin Parke


Writing is at the same time the most visible and the most invisible of academic practices.1 We only know most academics through what they write, and so their words on screen and paper are the only traces of their presence that we have. Yet, despite this rather obvious point, there is relatively little attention paid to writing in the training of academics in the social sciences. There are some good practical and aesthetic guides, but if we compare them to the shelves full of books on methods, methodology and epistemology, we can see that the dominant assumption is that writing is what happens after all the interesting action has already taken place. Writing is dissemination, and is ...

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