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Key Concepts in Critical Management Studies
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Key Concepts in Critical Management Studies



© 2011 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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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?
 
Accountability
 
Aesthetics
 
Alternative Organization
 
American Pragmatism
 
Actor-Network Theory (ANT)
 
Bureaucracy
 
Business Ethics
 
Capitalism and Anti-Capitalism
 
Class
 
Colonialism and Post-Colonialism
 
Commodity Fetishism
 
Consumer Culture
 
Corporate Social Reporting
 
Corporate Social Responsibility
 
Corporation
 
Critical Accounting
 
Critical Human Resource Management
 
Critical International Management
 
Critical Marketing Studies
 
Critical Realism
 
Critical Theory
 
Deconstruction
 
Dialectics
 
Discourse
 
Environmentalism
 
Feminism
 
Gender
 
Globalisation
 
Governmentality
 
Hegemony
 
Hermeneutics
 
Identity
 
Ideology
 
Immaterial Labour
 
Labour Process Theory
 
Managerialism
 
Marxism and Post-Marxism
 
Materiality
 
McDonaldization
 
Neo-Liberalism
 
Paradigm
 
Political Economy
 
Postmodernism
 
Post-Structuralism
 
Power
 
Queer Theory
 
Reflexivity
 
Sexuality
 
Subjectivity and Subjectivation
 
Surveillance
 
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
February 3, 2016

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

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