The Dark Side of Management: A Secret History of Management Theory
The critique of performative and uncritical versions of corporate history Clark and Rowlinson and the development of perspectives that have allowed power relationships and reflexivity to be written into management and organization history Durepos and Mills ; Durepos and Mills present the possibility, and the need, to further pursue critique within management history.
The exploration of this darker-side to management history might be methodological, through an examination of the dominant paradigms of through which business history has been researched and written. From the social and cultural destruction wrought by imperial business Quijano ; Banerjee , to the corporate malfeasance that underpinned manufacture of the exploding Ford Pinto Dowie ; from the practices and legacies of nineteenth century slavery Cooke , to the Global Financial Crisis Boddy ; from Big Tobacco Palazzo and Richter to the arms industry Bitzinger - where there has been management, there has been always been a dark-side.
Are such critiques valid? How have stigmatized industries sought to legitimize themselves and their practices over time? What are the histories of managers and management within stigmatized industries? This consideration of the dark side is not exhaustive, and we welcome contributions with any connection to the theme.
As ever, we also welcome submissions which make a more general contribution to the interests of the MHRG. Banerjee, Subhabrata Bobby. Bitzinger, Richard. Towards a Brave New Arms Industry? Adelphi Pa. London and New York: Routledge.
Boddy, Clive R. Springer: — Clark, Peter, and Michael Rowlinson. Cooke, Bill.
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Durepos, Gabrielle, and Albert J Mills. Durepos, Gabrielle, and Albert J. Kerr, Ron, and Sarah Robinson. Sage Publications: — Muhr, Sara Louise, and Alf Rehn.
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Facebook Twitter Pinterest Share. Description What isn't management and why doesn't it matter? This compelling book leads the reader away from the stories told by managers and management theories to show the secret history of the field.
In characterizing the progress of management as a war on workers, this book offers a controversial and revealing alternative intellectual history of this overwhelming discipline. The author employs a unique range of theories and sources, including the founding fathers of management, US labour and social history, and earlier intellectual figures such as Marx and Weber alongside the contemporary insights of Foucault and European and American workerist and post-workerist thought, to shed light on the world of management.
This book is key reading for researchers and students across the social sciences.