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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.

Liberation from Within? Organizational Implications of Irigaray's Concept of “Residue”
Liberation from within? Organizational implications of irigaray's concept of “residue”

Developed in three stages, this theoretical chapter argues that the textual representation of organization theory reflects a system of intellectual self-imprisonment. In Part 1 (Context), we suggest that within organization theory, attempts by the proponents of radical separatism to release themselves from such confinement have resulted only in their conceptual recapture. Drawing upon Cooper's (1990) development of the notions of undecidability and zero degree—from his thesis on organization/disorganization—we contend that this was inevitable, given that radical separatism failed to break with the conventions of representation within orthodox, systems-based organizational analysis.

Given this situation, in Part 2 (Theory), we offer a theoretical strategy for deconstructing organizational orthodoxy, one ...

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