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Critical performativity: The unfinished business of critical management studies

Spicer, Andre; Alvesson, Mats LU and Kärreman, Dan LU (2009) Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 2007 In Human Relations 62(4). p.537-560
Abstract
We argue that critical management studies (CMS) should be conceptualized as a profoundly performative project. The central task of CMS should be to actively and pragmatically intervene in specific debates about management and encourage progressive forms of management. This involves CMS becoming affirmative, caring, pragmatic, potential focused, and normative. To do this, we suggest a range of tactics including affirming ambiguity, working with mysteries, applied communicative action, exploring heterotopias and engaging micro-emancipations.
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public engagement, critical management studies, pragmatism, research, methods
in
Human Relations
volume
62
issue
4
pages
537 - 560
publisher
SAGE Publications Inc.
conference name
Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 2007
external identifiers
  • wos:000265199600003
  • scopus:62949237404
ISSN
0018-7267
1741-282X
DOI
10.1177/0018726708101984
language
English
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e301da37-b264-4c44-b92a-e971cabb8f40 (old id 1400341)
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  abstract     = {We argue that critical management studies (CMS) should be conceptualized as a profoundly performative project. The central task of CMS should be to actively and pragmatically intervene in specific debates about management and encourage progressive forms of management. This involves CMS becoming affirmative, caring, pragmatic, potential focused, and normative. To do this, we suggest a range of tactics including affirming ambiguity, working with mysteries, applied communicative action, exploring heterotopias and engaging micro-emancipations.},
  author       = {Spicer, Andre and Alvesson, Mats and Kärreman, Dan},
  booktitle    = {Human Relations},
  issn         = {0018-7267},
  keyword      = {public engagement,critical management studies,pragmatism,research,methods},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {537--560},
  publisher    = {SAGE Publications Inc.},
  title        = {Critical performativity: The unfinished business of critical management studies},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0018726708101984},
  volume       = {62},
  year         = {2009},
}