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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.

Corporeal Leaders
Corporeal leaders
The Missing Body in Leadership Research

Almost like an unwelcome guest, the body of the leader has largely been ignored in leadership and organization studies. Leaders as well as followers do not seem to have concrete, living bodies, but are seen as ‘human resources’, as something abstracted from their senses, experiences, and gender. Given the emphasis in literature both on the individual and social influence processes between the leader and the followers, one might expect that leadership theories, if any, would take the issue of corporeality seriously. However, although leaders are visible and corporeal as such, very little conceptual attention has been paid on the body and bodily presence of leaders (Ropo et al., 2002). In the following sections, we seek to open ...

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