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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Critical Concepts in Management and Organization Studies

Key Terms and Concepts

ISBN 9780230019744
Publication Date December 2011
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series The Palgrave Critical Management Studies Series

Critical Concepts in Management and Organization Studies provides an accessible introduction to the key themes of critical management studies. An ideal companion for students studying critical management and organizations, it breaks down the complex language, concepts and philosophical underpinnings defining critical management studies.

PETER STOKES is Professor of Sustainable Management, Marketing and Tourism at Chester Business School, University of Chester, UK. His research interests are broadly situated in the areas of management and organization theory and interconnect with fields as diverse as, by way of example, marketing, training and development/tourism, doctoral study, genocide and militarization.

Introduction: How to Use this Book
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Much of the most important - even the most useful - contribution to Management Studies in recent years has come from critical theorists. However, there is a problem with their language. Because they have had something new to say, they have often resorted to new words or phrases, or new uses of existing words and phrases, to make their point. A tradition of playful use of language has exacerbated this problem for those new to the field. This book will give newcomers an insight into the language of critical management studies, as well as suggesting how to follow up on concepts. It will be equally useful to those of us who have been around for a time but have never cracked some of our colleagues' codes.' - David Sims, City University, UK
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