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    Description'Critical Management Studies', or 'CMS', has emerged over the last ten years as the term to describe a diverse group of work that has adopted a critical or questioning approach to the traditional concerns of Management Studies. In this time, CMS has come to exert an increasing influence in Management and Management Studies, and while it has prompted fierce debate about its validity and use, there is no doubt that the rapidly growing interest in CMS has produced a vibrant and exciting body of work. Christopher Grey and Hugh Willmott, leading authorities in this area, have collected together seventeen readings which reflect these developments, and show why CMS has become an important field of research. The book is divided into four sections, 'Anticipating CMS', looking at some of the roots of CMS, 'Studying Management Critically', 'Critical Studies of Management', and 'Assessing CMS', examining some of the internal and external critical discussions of CMS. Each reading and its significance is introduced by the editors, and in their introduction to the Reader, they reflect more broadly on the history of CMS.In particular, they consider its institutionalization, both in terms of its becoming an identifiable body of work or approach, and its institutional context within business schools, and indeed what it means to produce a Reader of critical work. As an assessment of CMS, the Reader will be of interest to academics, researchers, and students of Management Studies. As an introduction to CMS, the book will prove invaluable to students taking courses requiring familiarity with the CMS literature. Includes work by: Paul S. Adler, Mats Alvesson, P. D. Anthony, James R. Barker, Loren Baritz, Stewart Clegg, Bill Cooke, Stanley Deetz, David Dunkerley, Christopher Grey, Heather Hopfl, David Knights, Richard Marsden, C Wright Mills, Martin Parker, Rosemary Pringle, Paul Thompson, Barbara Townley, Hugh Willmott, and Edward Wray-Bliss.

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    Critical Management Studies
    A Reader
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Chris Grey, Edited by Hugh Willmott
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 615 g
    ISBN 13: 9780199286089
    ISBN 10: 0199286086

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    Publication date
    15 September 2005
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    Chris Grey is a Reader in Organization Theory at the Judge Institute of Management Studies, University of Cambridge. He is a co-editor of Essential Readings in Management Learning (with Elena Antonacopoulou, Sage, 2003), Editor-in-chief of Management Learning, European Co-editor of the Journal ofManagement Inquiry, and a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Management Studies, British Journal of Management, Critical Journal of International Business, Philosophy of Management, and Organization.Hugh Willmott is Diageo Professor of Management Studies at the Judge Institute of Management Studies, University of Cambridge. He is a co-editor of Critical Management Studies (Sage, 1992), and Studying Management Critically (Sage, 2003) - both with Mats Alvesson, and co-author with Mats Alvesson of Making Sense of Management: A Critical Introduction (Sage, 1996). He is a member of the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management Studies, and Organization Studies.
    Table of contents
    1. Introduction; SECTION I: ANTICIPATING CRITICAL MANAGEMENT STUDIES; 2. Management Ideology; 3. The Servants of Power; 4. Critical Issues in Organizations; 5. The Power Elite; SECTION II: STUDYING MANAGEMENT CRITICALLY; 6. Critical Theory and Postmodernism: Approaches to Organization Studies; 7. Changing Spaces: The Disruptive Impact of New Epistemological Location for the Study of Management; 8. The Politics of Organizational Analysis; SECTION III: CRITICAL STUDIES OF MANAGEMENT; 9. Market, Hierarchy, and Trust: The Knowledge Economy and the Future of Capitalism; 10. Tightening the Iron Cage: Concertive Control in Self-Managing Teams; 11. The Managing of the (Third) World; 12. The Making of the Corporate Acolyte: Some Thoughts on Charismatic Leadership and the Reality of Organizational Commitment; 13. Sexuality at Work; 14. Performance Appraisal and the Emergence of Management; 15. Studying Managerial Work: A Critique and a Proposal; SECTION IV: ASSESSING CRITICAL MANAGEMENT STUDIES; 17. Writing Critical Management Studies; 18. Brands, Boundaries, and Bandwagons: A Critical Reflection on Critical Management Studies; 19. Abstract Ethics, Embodied Ethics: The Strange Marriage of Foucault and Positivism in Labour Process Theory