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.

Immaterial Labour

Immaterial labour

Definition: Immaterial labour is a concept developed to account for the new figures of labour emerging in contemporary capitalism.

(Post)Workerism is a variant of Marxism emerging out of Italy. One of its features is the aim of identifying historical periods not by characterising different capitalist modes of production but instead by tracing different figures of labour, since it is labour and its resistance that is seen to be prior to capital and its control. Where earlier workerists theoretically explored the figure of the ‘mass worker’ that emerged with Fordism (circa 1920s), postworkerists have attempted to comprehend changes in the nature of labour since. Some schools of thought, such as the Regulation School in France, call the epoch commencing in the 1970s ‘post-Fordist’ to describe ...

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