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.


Subhabrata BobbyBanerjee

Definition: Globalisation refers to the processes behind the spread of markets and a consumer culture across the globe.

The definition of globalisation depends on the context in which it is being used. Economic globalisation refers to the emergence of a global political economy that is characterised by increasing interdependence of national economies and the reduction of trade barriers to facilitate the flow of capital across national boundaries. Cultural aspects of globalisation reflect both the emergence of a global consumer culture as well as the production and transmission of cultural products across the globe. Political aspects of globalisation describe the global organisation of the political economy.

The global integration of financial markets has both temporal and spatial effects. New financial instruments in the form of securities ...

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