PhD Course Syllabus in CMS

Last updated, 23 Aug 2015

Independent Study: Critical Management Studies

Textbooks:

S. DyerHumphries, M.Fitzgibbons, D., and Hurd, F. Understanding Management Critically, 1st ed., London: SAGE, 2014, p. 320.

J. W. Cox, LeTrent-Jones, T. G., Voronov, M., and Weir, D., Critical management studies at work. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2009.

M. Alvesson, Bridgman, T., and Willmott, H., The Oxford Handbook of Critical Management Studies. Oxford University Press, 2009.

M. Kelemen and Rumens, N., An introduction to critical management research. London: Sage, 2008.

C. Grey and Willmott, H., Critical Management Studies: A Reader. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Alvesson, M., & Deetz, S. (2000). Doing critical management research. London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications.

Alvesson, M., & Willmott, H. (2003). Studying management critically. London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications.

Week 1: Introduction to Critical Theory: Why Critical Organizational Theory?

Alvesson, Bridgman and Wilmott (2009): “Introduction” in The Oxford Handbook of Critical Management Studies (Eds: Alvesson, Bridgman and Wilmott): pg. 1-29. 

Fournier, V and Grey, C (2000). “At the Critical Moment: Conditions and Prospects for Critical Management Studies.” Human Relations. January 2000 53: 7-32.

Scherer, Andreas Georg. Chapter 2, Critical Theory and its Contributions to Critical Management Studies. The Oxford Handbook of Critical Management Studies.

Ch. 2, Influential Thinkers and the Critical Discourse, Understanding Management Critically: A Student Text

Jones, Campbell. Chapter 4, Poststructuralism in Critical Management Studies. The Oxford Handbook of Critical Management Studies.

Alvesson, Mats and Stanley Deetz. “Chapter 6, Critical Theory and Postmodernism: Approaches to Organizations Studies,” in Critical Management Studies: A Reader, Edited by Christopher Grey and Hugh Willmott.

Week 2: Radical Weberianism & Lacan

Clegg, S. 1981. Organization and Control. Administrative Sciences Quarterly, 26, 532-545.

Harding, N. (2007). On Lacan and the ‘becoming-ness’ of organizations/ selves. Organization Studies, 28, 1761-1773.

Contu, A., M. Driver and C. Jones (2010). Introduction, Special Issue - Jacques Lacan and Organization Studies, Organization, 17(3).

Kenny, K. (2012). ‘Someone big and important’: Identification and affect in an international development organization. Organization Studies, 33(9), 1175-1193.

Scherer, Andreas Georg, and Guido Palazzo. 2007. “Toward a Political Conception of Corporate Responsibility: Business and Society Seen from a Habermasian Perspective.” Academy of Management Review 32 (4): 1096–1120. doi:10.5465/AMR.2007.26585837.

Edward, P., and H. Willmott. 2008. “Corporate Citizenship: Rise or Demise of a Myth?” Academy of Management Review 33 (3): 771–73. doi:10.5465/AMR.2008.32465773.

Palazzo, G., and a. G. Scherer. 2008. “Corporate Social Responsibility, Democracy, and the Politicization of the Corporation.” Academy of Management Review 33 (3): 773–75. doi:10.5465/AMR.2008.32465775.

Week 3: Feminisms, Butler & Critical Management Theory

Acker, J. (1990). Hierarchies, jobs, bodies: A theory of gendered organizations. Gender & Society, 4, 139-158.

Acker, J. (1992). Gendering Organizational Theory. In A. J. Mills & P. Tancred (Eds.), Gendering Organizational Analysis (pp. 248-260). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Calas, M., & Smircich, L. (2005). From the 'Woman's Point of View' Ten Years Later: Towards a Feminist Organization Studies In S. Clegg, C. Hardy, T. Lawrence & W. Nord (Eds.), The Sage Handbook of Organization Studies. London: Sage.

Mills, A. J., & Tancred, P. (Eds.). (1992). Gendering Organizational Analysis. Newbury Park, CA.: Sage.

Kathleen Riach, Nicholas Rumens, and Melissa Tyler. “Un/doing Chrononormativity: Negotiating Ageing, Gender and Sexuality in Organizational Life.” Organization Studies, November 2014; vol. 35, 11: pp. 1677-1698.

Robyn Thomas, Cynthia Hardy, Leanne Cutcher, and Susan Ainsworth. “What’s Age Got to Do With It? On the Critical Analysis of Age and Organizations.” Organization Studies, November 2014; vol. 35, 11: pp. 1569-1584.

Melissa Tyler and Laurie Cohen. “Spaces that Matter: Gender Performativity and Organizational Space.” Organization Studies, February 2010; vol. 31, 2: pp. 175-198.

Week 4:  Sustainability and CMT

Banerjee, B. (2002).  Who sustains whose development?  Sustainable development and the reinvention of nature:  Organization Studies:  24, 1: 143-180

Newton, T. Organizations and the natural environment.  In The Oxford Handbook of Critical Management Studies (Eds: Alvesson, Bridgman, and Willmott): pg. 125-143

Gladwin (1995).  Shifting paradigms for sustainable development:  Implications for management theory and research.  Academy of Management Review

Purser et al (1995):  Limits to anthropocentrism:  Toward an ecocentric organization paradigm?  Academy of Management Review

Springett (2003).  Business conceptions of sustainable development: a perspective from critical theory.  Business Strategy and the Environment.

Newton, T (2002).  Creating a new ecological order?  Elias and actor-network theory. AMR. 

Levy, D (1997).  Environmental management as political sustainability.  Organization & Environment.

Week 5: Foucault & Critical Management Theory

Knights, D. and H. Willmott (1989) ‘Power and Subjectivity at Work: From Degradation to Subjugation in Social Relations’, Sociology 23(4): 535-558.

Jones (2003). “Theory after the postmodern condition,” in Organization, 10(3): 503-625.

Parker (1992) “Post-modern organizations or postmodern organization theory?” Organization Studies, 13(1):1-17.

Townley, B. (1993) ‘Foucault, Power/Knowledge, and Its Relevance for Human Resource Management’, Academy of Management Review 18(3): 518-545.

Curtis, Rowland. “Foucault beyond Fairclough: From Transcendental to Immanent Critique in Organization Studies.” Organization Studies, December 2014; vol. 35, 12: pp. 1753-1772., first published on August 27, 2014

Paula Hyde, Diane Burns, John Hassard, and Anne Killett. “Colonizing the Aged Body and the Organization of Later Life.” Organization Studies, November 2014; vol. 35, 11: pp. 1699-1717.

Week 6: Postcolonialism

Chapter 9 of the Oxford Handbook

Mir, R., & Mir, A. (2013). The colony writes back: Organization as an early champion of non-Western organizational theory. Organization, 20(1), 91-101.

Ulus, E. (2014). Workplace emotions in postcolonial spaces: Enduring legacies, ambivalence, and subversion. Organization, 1350508414522316.

Frenkel, M., & Shenhav, Y. (2006). From binarism back to hybridity: A postcolonial reading of management and organization studies. Organization Studies, 27(6), 855-876.

Prasad, A. (Ed.). (2012). Against the grain: Advances in postcolonial organization studies (Vol. 28). Copenhagen Business School Press DK.

Week 7: Research Methodologies and Considerations

Duberley, Joanne and Phil Johnson. “Ch. 17 Critical Management Methodology.” The Oxford Handbook of Critical Management Studies. Oxford University Press, 2009.

Ch. 8, Critical Perspectives on Quantitative Research, An Introduction to Critical Management Research

Ch. 9, Critical Perspectives on Qualitative Research, An Introduction to Critical Management Research

Ch. 10, Ethics and Reflexivity, An Introduction to Critical Management Research

Week 8: Thinking Beyond

Hartmann, R. K. (2014). Subversive Functionalism: For a Less Canonical Critique in Critical Management Studies. Human Relations, 67(5), 611-632.

Hopwood, Anthony G. “Chapter 25, On Striving to Give a Critical Edge to Critical Management Studies.” The Oxford Handbook of Critical Management Studies. Oxford University Press, 2009.

Clarke, Neil. “Chapter 4, Footless and fancy free? On some means to move beyond the self-induced and institutional constraints of CMS.” In Critical management studies at work. Edited by J. W. Cox, LeTrent-Jones, T. G., Voronov, M., and Weir, D.,  Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2009.

Parker, Martin. “Chapter 16, Writing Critical Management Studies” Critical Management Studies: A Reader. Edited by C. Grey and Willmott, H. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Parker, Martin. “Chapter 17, Brands, Boundaries and Bandwagons: A Critical Reflection on Critical Management Studies” Critical Management Studies: A Reader. Edited by C. Grey and Willmott, H. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Week 9&10: Free Week

Week 11: Turn in Research Proposal and Outline of Final Paper

Week 12: Turn in Draft of Final Paper

Two Weeks after Last Day of Class* Turn in Final Paper