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The Resource Fashion and utopia in management thinking, René ten Bos

Fashion and utopia in management thinking, René ten Bos

Label
Fashion and utopia in management thinking
Title
Fashion and utopia in management thinking
Statement of responsibility
René ten Bos
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Why is it that people in organizations seem to be so vulnerable to management fashion and guruism? And why is it that both phenomena are loathed in traditional academic thinking about management and organization?" "Rene ten Bos argues for a more philosophical rather than scientific understanding of management fashion. In doing so he questions the positivist and utopian orthodoxies that have pervaded management thinking. Ten Bos contends that management fashion is a cultural phenomenon that deserves serious reflection not only because it is so immensely widespread but also because it seems to satisfy particular philosophical needs among its consumers." "Building upon some rather unusual sources in postmodern theory, the author argues that management fashion might encourage the practitioner to engage in philosophical self-examination and to adopt alternative forms of understanding. However, it is also argued that management fashion often fails to keep up to this promise because it remains paradoxically incapable of laying off its rationalist cloak."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
VVN
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bos, René ten
Dewey number
658.001
Index
index present
LC call number
HD31
LC item number
.B625 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Advances in organization studies,
Series volume
6
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Management
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Organizational Behavior
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Management
  • Management
  • Stijlen
  • Trendsetters
  • Management Styles & Communication
  • Management
  • Business & Economics
  • Gestion
Label
Fashion and utopia in management thinking, René ten Bos
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-217) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
49803405
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 224 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789027299789
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)49803405
Label
Fashion and utopia in management thinking, René ten Bos
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-217) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
49803405
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 224 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789027299789
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)49803405

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