'A critical-academic-analysis of received wisdom, for serious students of the subject' - Long Range Planning Provocative and thoughtful, this book provides a fresh perspective on management that is both broad and critical. The authors argue for the importance of subjecting received wisdoms about management to scrutiny. Such scrutiny needs to address not only the means but also the outcomes of management theory and practices as social and ecological problems proliferate in the global economy. The book begins by examining why we should question notions of management as a neutral `technology' with no moral commitments and consequences, and the role of critical reflection in such questioning. It i
Management is simultaneously a target of celebration and complaint, of denigration and recurrent demands for better organizational functioning. Many hail management as a ‘holy grail’ that will deliver well-functioning institutions and uninterrupted wealth creation. Yet, management is also charged with serial failures with respect ...