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Key Concepts in Critical Management Studies

Key Concepts in Critical Management Studies

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February 2011 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Ideal as an introduction and as a quick reference, Key Concepts in Critical Management Studies explores the essential concepts used within the field today. Specially edited and written by a range of international experts, key ideas are succinctly explained and illustrated beyond a simple definition. Further reading suggestions and cross-referencing provide the reader with means to develop their knowledge further.

With over 50 entries, from Actor Network Theory to Utopianism, readers have instant access and explanation of the most influential concepts in CMS literature. Clear and engaging, this will provide strong support for all courses involving critical management and is a perfect resource for anyone with an interest in this field.

Introduction: What Is Critical Management Studies?
Alternative Organization
American Pragmatism
Actor-Network Theory (ANT)
Business Ethics
Capitalism and Anti-Capitalism
Colonialism and Post-Colonialism
Commodity Fetishism
Consumer Culture
Corporate Social Reporting
Corporate Social Responsibility
Critical Accounting
Critical Human Resource Management
Critical International Management
Critical Marketing Studies
Critical Realism
Critical Theory
Immaterial Labour
Labour Process Theory
Marxism and Post-Marxism
Political Economy
Queer Theory
Subjectivity and Subjectivation
Utopia and Utopianism

A very good book which provides concise and operational definitions of the key areas in CMS. In particular, each section point to further reading well. The book is not in a format useful for a core text, but certainly as supplemental material for broader understanding this will be useful. I will use this as supplementary reading in my strategy courses and also for certain research projects students.

Dr James Cunningham
Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University
November 27, 2015

It was good but the concepts lacked depth in providing a much more detailed understanding of the key disciplines and theories underpinning CMS

Dr Abdoulie Sallah
Business School, Staffordshire University
August 11, 2013

An EXCELLENT compendium. Essential as a supplementary resource on any management/organisation studies course with critical content.

Dr Gregory Schwartz
School of Management, Bath University
January 27, 2012

This text provides good summaries of a range of relevant CMS topics. Each entry is clear, concise and provides helpful follow-up references. The text will be very helpful for students new to studies in business and management whether at undergraduate or postgraduate level.

Mr Martin Dowling
School of Management, St Andrews University
January 4, 2012

This book offers valuable background information for students to develop familiarity with CMS

Mr David Anderson
Dept of Management & Leadership, Lincoln University
August 27, 2011

Useful supplemental reading.

Mr Colston Sanger
Business Administration , London South Bank University
August 15, 2011

An intersting text, however some students will at times find the discussion hard to follow.

Mr John Moxen
Caledonian Business School, Glasgow Caledonian University
June 13, 2011

Good supportive information - Strategic Leadership course - Mastere Level

Mr David Roberts
Bangor Business School, University of Wales, Bangor
May 1, 2011

Very nice overview and introduction to key concepts.
Funny idea.

Mr Christian Lystbaek
Institute of Business and Technology, Aarhus University
April 11, 2011

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