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The Routledge Companion to Critical Management Studies / Edition 1

The Routledge Companion to Critical Management Studies / Edition 1


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The scholarly field of Critical Management Studies (CMS) is in a state of flux. Against a backdrop of dramatic global shifts, CMS scholarship has lately taken a number of new and exciting directions and, at times, challenged older critical voices. Novel theoretical frameworks and diverse research interests mark the CMS field as never before. Interrogating conventional critiques of management and arguing for fresh approaches, The Routledge Companion to Critical Management Studies captures this intellectual ferment and new spirit of inquiry within CMS, and showcases the pluralistic generation of CMS scholars that has emerged in recent years.

Setting the scene for a crucial period for the discipline, this insightful volume covers new ground and essential areas grouped under the following themes:

  • Critique and its (dis-)contents
  • Difference, otherness, marginality
  • Knowledge at the crossroads
  • History and discourse
  • Global predicaments.

Drawing on the expertise of an international team of contributing scholars, The Routledge Companion to Critical Management Studies is a rich resource and the perfect reference tool for students and researchers of management and organization.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415501880
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/03/2015
Series: Routledge Companions in Business, Management and Accounting Series
Pages: 442
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.75(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Anshuman Prasad is Professor of Management at the College of Business, University of New Haven, United States.

Pushkala Prasad is the Zankel Chair Professor of Management and Liberal Arts at Skidmore College, United States.

Albert J. Mills is Professor of Management and Director of the PhD Program at the Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University, Canada.

Jean Helms Mills is Professor of Management at the Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University, Canada.

Table of Contents

Foreword (Stewart Clegg) Part I: Introduction 1. Debating Knowledge: Rethinking Critical Management Studies in a Changing World (Anshuman Prasad, Pushkala Prasad, Albert J. Mills and Jean Helms Mills) Part II: Critique and its (Dis-) Contents 2. Critical Management Scholarship: A Satirical Critique of Three Narrative Histories (Albert J. Mills and Jean Helms Mills) 3. An Ethic of Care within Critical Management Studies? (Emma Bell, Susan Meriläinen, Scott Taylor and Janne Tienari) 4. Critical Performativity: The Happy End of Critical Management Studies? (Sverre Spoelstra and Peter Svensson) 5. A Rebel without a Cause? (Re)Claiming the Question of The ‘Political’ in Critical Management Studies (Ajnesh Prasad) Part III: Difference, Otherness, Marginality 6. Fringe Benefits? Revisi(ti)ng the Relationship between Feminism and Critical Management Studies (Karen Lee Ashcraft) 7. Humility and the Challenge to De-Colonize the ‘Critical’ in Critical Management Studies (Janet L. Borgerson) 8: Sexualities and/in ‘Critical’ Management Studies (Jeff Hearn, Charlotte Holgersson and Marjut Jyrkinen) 9. Power Failure: The Short Life and Premature Death of Critical ‘Diversity’ Research (Roy Jacques) Part IV: Knowledge at the Crossroads 10. Towards Decolonizing Modern Western Structures of Knowledge: A Postcolonial Interrogation of (Critical) Management Studies (Anshuman Prasad) 11. Debating Critical Management Studies and Global Management Knowledge (Gavin Jack) 12. Rethinking Market-ing Orientation: A Critical Perspective From an Emerging Economy (Alexandre Faria) 13. Social Movements and Organizations through a Critical Management Studies Lens: Metaphor, Mechanism, Mobilization, or More? (Maureen Scully) 14. The Usual Suspects? Putting Plagiarism 2.0 in its Place (J. Michael Cavanaugh) 15. Teaching Management Critically: Classroom Practices under Rival Paradigms (Gabriela Coronado) Part V: History and Discourse 16: History of-in-and Critical Management Studies (Terrance Weatherbee) 17. Let them Eat Ethics: Hiding behind Corporate Social Responsibility in the Age of Financialization (Richard Marens) 18. Towards a Genealogy of Humanitarianism:Revealing (Neo-) Colonialism in Organizational Practice (Adam Rostis) 19. Deconstructive Criticism and Critical Management Studies (Steve McKenna and Amanda Peticca-Harris) Part VI: Global Predicaments 20: The ‘Iron’ in the Iron Cage: Retheorizing the Multinational Corporation as a Colonial Space (Raza Mir and Ali Mir) 21: "We’re not talking to people, we’re talking to a nation:" Crossing Borders in Transnational Customer Service Work (Kiran Mirchandani) 22. Microfinance: A Neoliberal Instrument or a Site of the ‘Other’s’ Resistance and Contestation? (Nimruji Jammulamadaka) 23. Exceptional Opportunities: Hierarchies of Race and Nation in the United States Peace Corps Recruitment Materials (Jenna N. Hanchey) 24. American Soft Imperialism and Management Education in Brazil: A Postcolonial Critique (Rafael Alcadipani)

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