Critical performativity: The unfinished business of critical management studies

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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.

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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Business Administration

Keywords

  • public engagement, critical management studies, pragmatism, research, methods
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Relations
PublisherSAGE Publications
Pages537-560
Volume62
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
EventAcademy of Management Annual Meeting, 2007: Theme:Doing Well By Doing Good - Philadelphia, PA, Philadelphia, United States
Duration: 2007 Aug 32007 Aug 8

Publication series

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Number4
Volume62
ISSN (Print)0018-7267
ISSN (Electronic)1741-282X

Conference

ConferenceAcademy of Management Annual Meeting, 2007
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia
Period2007/08/032007/08/08