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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.

Feminist Theorizing: Reforming? Performing? Transforming? the Organizational Subject?
Feminist theorizing: Reforming? performing? transforming? the organizational subject?

Feminist theoretical perspectives have influenced scholarly work in organization studies for more than two decades. Although it is possible to claim that the influence is felt more clearly in the European context than in the US, we are not here to argue about ‘more or less’. Rather, our interest is to ask, ‘So what’? What difference (if any) have these writings made (other than, perhaps, to proliferate more writings)? Regrettably, we assert that evidence of much difference is hard to find, for little has changed in ‘the subject’ of our disciplines. Yet we have long thought, and continue to think, that feminist theorizing can contribute significantly to changing the subject ...

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