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“This excellent, pioneering book is a must-read as we enter the new millennium.” --David J. Farmer, State University of New York Comprehensive and timely, Postmodern Management and Organization Theory provides a critique of postmodern theory as it stands today. The text gives an overview of issues as they relate to management and organization theory and its history and assembles in one volume a variety of important works on postmodern philosophy--including feminist, cultural, and environmental philosophies. The contributors address the future of postmodern advancement in management and organization theory and method, establishing an agenda for future research. This thought-provoking book will be useful to scholars, researchers and upper-level students in organization theory, organization behavior and change, management, and industrial psychology.

Postmodern Management and the Coming Crises of Organizational Analysis
Postmodern management and the coming crises of organizational analysis
Robert P.Gephart, Jr.
David M.Boje
Tojo JosephThatchenkery

This book advances an agenda for postmodern scholarship in management, organization theory, and organizational analysis. The task is challenging. The relative success of the term postmodernism as a popularized, iconic representation of a “new age” (Jameson, 1991, p. xiii) and the multiplicity of meanings of postmodernism have made the range of phenomena to which the term attaches somewhat immense, suggesting the need for a lengthy best-seller on the concept of postmodernism itself. There are scholarly and political factions espousing both favorable (affirmative) and critical (skeptical) assessments of postmodernism (Rosenau, 1992, pp. 14–17), and different terms are used by different groups to depict the phenomenon. ...

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