Ideal as an introduction and as a quick reference, Key Concepts in Critical Management Studies explores the essential concepts used within the field today. Specially edited and written by a range of international experts, key ideas are succinctly explained and illustrated beyond a simple definition. Further reading suggestions and cross-referencing provide the reader with means to develop their knowledge further.

With over 50 entries, from Actor Network Theory to Utopianism, readers have instant access and explanation of the most influential concepts in CMS literature. Clear and engaging, this will provide strong support for all courses involving critical management and is a perfect resource for anyone with an interest in this field.

Critical International Management

Critical international management

Definition: Critical International Management (CIM) is an emerging transdisciplinary field of study devoted to analysing management practices and their consequences on an international level.


CIM proposes alternative frameworks of analysis to go beyond the narrowness of mainstream approaches in International Management in order to embrace the complex political-economic, historical and geographical configuration of the world as the diverse arena in which international management relations are produced. The recognition of diversity and the consideration of the many discourses and practices used to organise and manage local relations in global contexts reintroduces power as key to understanding the asymmetrical relations between countries and regions and the central role played by multinational corporations in producing and reproducing the world order. Instead of improving management ...

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