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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.

The Rise of Cartesian Dualism and Marketization in Academia
The rise of cartesian dualism and marketization in academia

Processes of academic employment and production appear at first sight to be characterized by Cartesian dualism, the separation of body and mind. The traditional image of the scholar, one whose work processes are shrouded in science, whose body is drapedinan institutional gown, posing seated in close proximity to his or her own works of scholarship is no longer. This image is now replaced by a disembodied figure whose physical appearance (body) is no longer strongly regulated, but whose academic work (mind) is dissected to its bare elements, crudely categorized along lines of Research, Administration, Teaching and Supervision.

Through several decades, economic liberalization of education has allowed for market logics ...

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