ISBN-10:
1847204007
ISBN-13:
9781847204004
Pub. Date:
08/01/2009
Publisher:
Edward Elgar Publishing
Critical Management Studies At Work : Negotiating Tensions Between Theory and Practice

Critical Management Studies At Work : Negotiating Tensions Between Theory and Practice

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Overview

This book is the first of its kind to reflect on what it means to actually perform critical management studies (CMS): how consultants, researchers, teachers and managers negotiate the tensions they experience in their everyday practice.


Critical management studies seeks to expose the hidden workings of power, as well as to identify and reform the mundane and frequently unnoticed practices that privilege some groups and individuals at the expense of others, creating injustices in organizations and in the society at large. The authors show how CMS draws on a variety of approaches to

translate its insights into practice.


Combining rich theoretical and empirical contributions with reflections on CMS practice in various forms, this unique book is essential reading for critical researchers, educators and graduate students in business and management fields.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781847204004
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Publication date: 08/01/2009
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Edited by Julie Wolfram Cox, Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University, Australia, Tony G. LeTrent-Jones, Independent Consultant and Educator, US, Maxim Voronov, Brock University, Canada and David Weir, Fourth Paradigm Consulting, UK

Table of Contents

Contents:


Introduction: Intersections of Critical Management Research and Practice: A Multi-Domain Perspective

Maxim Voronov, Julie Wolfram Cox, Tony LeTrent-Jones and David Weir


PART I: CRITICAL MANAGEMENT RESEARCH IN ACTION: CHOICE AND CONSTRAINT IN THE GENERATION AND TRANSLATION OF ACTIONABLE KNOWLEDGE

1. Taking the Employee’s Perspective: Negotiating Critical Research in an Organization in Conflict

Amanda Roan, Rebecca Loudoun and George Lafferty


2. The Phantom Menace: Conducting Practitioner-Informed Research Without Losing Academic Liberties

Alexander Styhre


3. Emancipatory Practice and Information Systems Implementation: An Action Research Project in an NHS Acute Trust

Teresa Waring


4. Footless and Fancy Free? On Some Means to Move Beyond the Self-induced and Institutional Constraints of CMS

Neil Clarke


5. Practical Pushing: Creating Discursive Space in Organizational Narratives

Joyce K. Fletcher, Lotte Bailyn and Stacy Blake Beard


6. Discourse and Policy in the Learning and Skills Sector

Ron Kerr and Steve Fox


PART II: CRITICAL TEACHING AND LEARNING: RESPONSIVENESS AND RESPONSIBILITIES IN CONTEMPORARY MANAGEMENT EDUCATION

7. Muckraking Novels: The Search for Another Paradigm

Stephen Sloane


8. Journeys into Critical Thinking: Intersecting Foucault into the Organizational Practice Debate

Daniel King


9. Extending the Repertoire of Research Approaches in a Professional Doctoral Program: The Place and Shape of a Critical Perspective

Jan Priest and Erica Hallebone


10. Supervising Action Research: A Space for Critical Influence on Organizational Practice

Marion Macalpine and Sheila Marsh


11. Paradoxes of Academic Practice: Managerialist Techniques in Critical Pedagogy

Torkild Thanem and Louise Wallenberg


12. Experiences of Living and Doing Critical Management Education in Canadian Business Schools

Gina Grandy and Jane Gibbon


PART III: CRITICAL IDENTITIES: THE CRITICAL TURN IN EVERYDAY DOMAINS OF PRACTICE

13. Caught in ‘No-Man’s Land’? Consultancy and Critique

Brendon Harvey


14. ‘I Didn’t Have the Balls for It’: How a ‘Feminine’ Discourse of Consulting Opens a Critical Space

Sheila Marsh


15. Silences and Disappearing Acts: The Politics of Gendering Organizational Practice

Margaret L. Page


16. The Trouble with the Glass Ceiling: Critical Reflections on a Famous Concept

Yvonne Benschop and Margo Brouns


17. Racial Inequality in the Workplace: How Critical Management Studies Can Inform Current Approaches

Brenda Johnson


18. Critical Social Entrepreneurship – An Alternative Discourse Analysis

James Latham, Robert Jones and Michela Betta


19. Power, Control and the Protean Career: A Critical Perspective on Multinational Organizations’ Permanent International Assignees

Marian Crowley-Henry and David Weir


Index

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