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"Barry and Hansen have gathered an impressive array of contributors to speculate where the management and organization field might be headed. The Handbook offers refreshing and proactive insights that confront our assumptions about organizations and challenge us to expand our thinking and inquiry. It it must reading for anyone who seeks to understand how we look at, live in, and act on organizations."—Thomas G. Cummings, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern CaliforniaTen years ago critical theory and postmodernism were considered new and emerging theories in Business and Management. What will be the next new important theories to shape the field? In one edited volume, David Barry and Hans Hansen have commissioned new chapters that will allow readers to stay one step ahead of the latest thinking. Contributors draw on research and practice to introduce ideas that are considered 'fringe' and controversial today, but may be key theoretical contributions tomorrow. Each chapter sets these ideas in their historical context, lays out the key theoretical positions taken by each new approach and makes it clear why these approaches are different to more mainstream concepts. Throughout contributors refer to existing studies that show how these developing themes will change the Business and Management arena.Researchers, teachers and advanced students who are interested in the future of Business and Management scholarship will want to read this Handbook.

New Problems for Strategy
New problems for strategy

A few years ago, a friend at NYU's Stern School of Business asked me whether I felt that Strategy had emerged as an independent discipline. We easily agreed that it had, with its own theory, methods and empirical traditions. Most of us agree that Strategy has its roots in the fields of Administrative Sciences (including Operations Management, Business Policy and Organizational Behavior), Economics and Sociology. We can legitimately and proudly declare ourselves as strategists rather than as only administrative scientists, economists and sociologists. We've generated knowledge about alliances, resources, capability development, management cognition, and several other important facets of business problems. We know a great deal about topics that could not have been understood fully from the perspectives ...

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