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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.

Schools for Organizing
Schools for organizing

The kings and bishops who endowed mediaeval universities were not doing so in order to educate the common people. These weighty masses of stone solidified a relation between hierarchy and cultural capital, naturalized as the ivy grew over the scholars' windows. Nowadays, the soaring spires may have been replaced by the glass atrium of the Management School, but the same relation still holds. These are places that ingratiate themselves with the powerful, or those who wish to become powerful, and common people only enterin order to empty dustbins and serve cappuccino. Nonetheless, there have always been well-paid malcontents who like to deny their tutelage, and even some people who find in universities spaces to move and think and laugh. Despite ...

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