This book re-examines management theory ‘after Globalization’. Combining key names and studies from across the world, it explores the local realities that resist universal theories and that permeate the daily lives of practising managers.
The book provides a comprehensive and critical reflection on the widely documented phenomenon of globalization in business. It assesses the implications of the diversity of individual economies and enterprises for general theories of management and concludes by presenting new approaches to the study and research of management and organizations.
Global Myths That Changed the World
Management theory, in the past, has provided a set of fashionable recipes frequently marketed in such a way as to lead one to regard them as the best solution to the problems of how to manage, and how to organize, modern enterprises. Such theories have promoted a series of representations, myths and legends that have pervaded management thought and shaped managers' actions. Managers, above all, are practical people, beset by many contingencies on a daily basis, some routinized, others not. If Mintzberg (1973) is a reliable guide, they need to find solutions to new problems every ten minutes or so. Not surprisingly, they have little time for other than the most local, contextual and bounded ...