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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.

Making Research/Intervention in our Field: A Modest Proposal for ASQ and AMJ
Making research/intervention in our field: A modest proposal for ASQ and AMJ

This modest proposal about the guidelines that all article submissions for ASQ and AMJ will be asked to follow during the years between 2015 and 2018 is itself framed as a form of research on the future. In research on the future (Ogilvy, 2002), the initial article (e.g. this one) may be conceived primarily as an active intervention intended to influence readers' imaginations and further inquiries by portraying a radically alternative future to current trends in their field. In other words, the future scenario portrayed will show, not just incremental accumulation and single-loop correction to current-paradigm work, but rather double-loop transformations of ...

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