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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.

Women as Constituent Directors: Re-Reading Current Texts Using a Feminist-Postmodernist Approach
Women as constituent directors: Re-reading current texts using a feminist-postmodernist approach

Corporate boardrooms are increasingly the focus of much debate. Trends such as the growing threat of takeovers, mergers, and buyouts, increasing power from institutional investors, and new definitions of fiduciary responsibility and globalization are reported to be causing a fundamental shift in power away from professional managers to corporate directors or, as Fleischer, Hazard, and Klipper (1988, p. 189) call them, to the “new princes of industry.” Within the context of what Gillies (1992) calls a boardroom “renaissance,” a greater range of issues is being questioned, including the role and selection of directors (Dunn, 1987; Earle, 1990; Geneen, 1984; Griffin, 1985; MacDonald, 1990), society's ...

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