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Show simple item record Clegg, SR Kornberger, M Carter, C Rhodes, C 2009-12-21T02:36:05Z 2006-03
dc.identifier.citation Management Learning, 2006, 37 (1), pp. 7 - 27
dc.identifier.issn 1350-5076
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract Over the past decades there have been persistent radical critiques of management. Previously the goal was to apply forms of Marxian analysis to the world of management and organizations, usually seeing it as a sphere of false consciousness, distorted and unreflective practices, and three-dimensional power or hegemony. Surprisingly, even after the Marxist scaffoldings that supported such claims have been deconstructed - both practically and theoretically - there are still current contributions to management thought that seek to resuscitate the same critiques, often under the rubric of Critical Management Studies. These representations seem increasingly bizarre, given the theoretical currents emanating from post-structuralist and postmodern thought that have been emergent in recent years, associated ideas such as polyphony, difference, deconstruction and translation. In this article we draw on these sources to produce a different representation of management - one that we would argue acts as an effective counter-factual to that which provides support to some of the central tendencies manifest in critical approaches to management. Rather than seeing modern management as necessarily a totalitarian practice, one that should necessarily be subject to a negative critique, we would argue that, at its best, it enables polyphony rather than tyranny, and the possibility to be both critical and for management. Copyright © 2006 Sage Puplications.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1177/1350507606060975
dc.title For management?
dc.type Journal Article
dc.description.version Published
dc.parent Management Learning
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 37
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation London, UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 7 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 27 en_US BUS.School of Management en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1503 Business and Management
dc.personcode 960853
dc.personcode 030453
dc.personcode 980438
dc.percentage 100 en_US Business and Management en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.description.keywords Critical Management Studies
dc.description.keywords Critique
dc.description.keywords Performativity
dc.description.keywords Polyphony
dc.description.keywords Strangers
dc.description.keywords Translation
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business/School of Management
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building/School of Design
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Management and Organisation Studies
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
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utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)

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