Making Sense of Management: A Critical Introduction

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SAGE Publications, May 14, 2012 - Business & Economics - 320 pages
The First Edition of Making Sense of Management set out to provide a fresh perspective on management that was both broad and critical, exploring how the disruptive and constructive potential of critical theory can be realized in organizations. Along the way, it has proven to be a landmark contribution to critical management studies. As well as setting the agenda for current research, this revised edition has been written to appeal to a broader readership and open up critical theory for the general management student. The Second Edition includes new sections on HRM, brands, identity, ethics and leadership have been fully developed alongside the rest of the text to reflect the current state of play in critical management studies.

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About the author (2012)

Mats Alvesson holds a chair in the Business Administration department at Lund University in Sweden and is also part-time professor at University of Queensland Business School. He has done extensive research and published widely in the areas of qualitative and reflexive methodology, critical theory, organizational culture, knowledge work, identity in organizations, gender, organizational change, management consultancy etc. He has published 20 books with leading publishers and hundreds of articles, many of which are widely cited and used on higher levels in university education.

Hugh Willmott is Professor of Management at Cass Business School and also holds the position of Professor of Organization Studies at Cardiff Business School, Wales. His research interests span the sub-fields of management organization studies and he is particularly interested in the development and application of management theory by drawing upon the resources of critical social science. He has co-authored two major textbooks, including Introducing Organizational Behaviour & Management (co-edited with David Knights, Cengage Learning, 2017) and, additionally, has published over 20 books and contributed to a wide range of management and social science journals. .

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