The scholarship of management teaching and learning has established itself as a field in its own right, and this benchmark Handbook is the first to provide an account of the discipline. Original chapters from leading international academics identify the key issues and map out where the discipline is going. Each chapter provides a comprehensive and critical overview of the given topic area, highlights current debate, and reviews the emerging research agenda.
Chapter 6: Critical Management Education beyond the Siege
Critical Management Education beyond the Siege
Management education has been dominated by managerialism and its underlying assumptions (rationality, efficiency, performativity, control, objectivity, etc.). Although some management scholars have denounced management orthodoxies and have provided illuminating critiques of business curricula and their ingrained pedagogies, their efforts have yet to achieve the promised emancipatory journey for educators, students, and citizens. Critical Management Education (CME) is at impasse, unable to liberate management teaching from the siege of managerialist capitalism, and the corporatization and deskilling of the university. While we recognize the many challenges facing CME, we outline and explain its tenets and offer some ideas on how they can be translated into practice.
Critical Management Education (CME) arose in the 1990s (Perriton and Reynolds, ...