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.


CarlRhodes and EdwardWray-Bliss

Definition: Reflexivity refers to the idea that people are actively involved in the process of producing their own sense of reality, on account of the cultural dispositions, personal biases and ideological expectations that they use to interpret their experiences. In critical management studies (CMS) this has been especially taken up in terms of methodological reflexivity and the call for researchers to account for the ways that, rather than passively reporting on what they research, they are active in the construction of its meaning.

Reflexivity has become a major methodological preoccupation for researchers and writers of organisational research. Contemporary organisational theorists have struggled with the question of how to conduct and write reflexive research (Cunliffe, 2003) to such an extent that reflexivity is named ...

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