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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.

Ecological Futures: Systems Theory, Postmodernism, and Participative Learning in an Age of Uncertainty
Ecological futures: Systems theory, postmodernism, and participative learning in an age of uncertainty
Ronald E.Purser

The approaching millennium finds organizational theory struggling with at least two streams of thought that often seem quite at odds with each other. On one hand, we have the call of the environmentally conscious for an ecological organizational theory, based on the perceived need for a (swift) reaction to, and reconceptualization of, industry's role in light of environmental degradation. We also find a different voice, namely that of postmodernists: This is a voice of profound suspicion in any “project,” a voice that deconstructs attempts at developing theories and warns us that the road to hell is paved with good ...

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