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Against management : organization in the age of managerialism

Author: Martin Parker
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Against Management deliberately attempts to blur the boundaries between academic and popular writing, and encourages some radical questioning of the common sense that tells us that we need management, managers and management schools. This will be essential reading for second-year undergraduates and above in business and management studies (including MBA), sociology and cultural studies."--Jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Parker
ISBN: 0745629253 9780745629254 0745629261 9780745629261
OCLC Number: 223268768
Description: vi, 250 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Managerialism and its Discontents --
2. McBureaucracy: Liberalism and the Iron Cage --
3. Citizenship: The Corporate State --
4. Community: The Freedom to Work --
5. The Business of Business Ethics --
6. Criticizing Critical Management Studies --
7. The Culture Industries and the Demonology of Big Organizations --
8. Anti-Corporate Protest --
9. For Organization.
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Against Management argues that management is increasingly being seen as a problem, and not a solution. Martin Parker argues that managing is not the only way to organize and that managerialism is a  Read more...

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