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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.

Reconstructions of Choice: Advocating a Constructivist Approach to Postmodern Management Education
Reconstructions of choice: Advocating a constructivist approach to postmodern management education
Ghazi F.Binzagr
Michael R.Manning

Cooper and Burrell (1988) argue that modernism “is that moment when man invented himself” (p. 94). Postmodernism, we argue, is that moment when humanity discovered it can reinvent itself. Preparing managers for a future world that is capable of constant reinvention is quite a challenge. In this chapter, we wish to advocate a constructivist orientation to postmodern management education. By constructivist, we suggest that reality is what we make out of our experiences and observations via sense making. If we believe, as Berger and Luckmann (1966/ 1967) suggest, that social reality is our creation, then if we so choose, we may re-create ...

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