Deepening, broadening and re-asserting a postcolonial interrogative space in organization studies

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Organization, 2011, 18 (3), pp. 275 - 302
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A postcolonial interrogative space has finally, and we believe belatedly, emerged in management and organization studies (MOS). Since the term `postcolonial began to appear in the literature around the mid-1990s, there has been growing interest and some significant contributions that have conceptualized and empirically investigated the nexus of the postcolonial and organization. However, this seeming flourish should not be overstated; it is still a somewhat quiet and tentative voice around the margins of orthodox MOS. We believe that it is an interrogative space that needs to be deepened, broadened and re-asserted in order to contribute to the development of a more critical and heterodox examination of organizations and organizing. It is the starting point for this special issue that the diverse and rich resources of postcolonial studies in the humanities and wider social sciences have been only very selectively mined for productive dialogue with management and organization studies (MOS). Consider the following:
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