Critical approaches to the conceptualization of management knowledge: Reconsidering Jacques

Chris Carter*, Damian E. Hodgson

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This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book addresses the perspective on history which is central to the contribution of Manufacturing the Employee. It discusses the gendered nature of management knowledge with an empirical examination of the impact that writings on gender have made upon mainstream thought in the field of management. The book argues that the traditionally masculine sphere of business, shaped by an ethos of competition, remains relatively untouched by the traditionally feminine sphere, which has been consigned primary responsibility for relationship maintenance. It describes as a 'modest and sympathetic' critique of R. Jacques's work. The book focuses on a background in critical realism to follow through some of the implicit consequences of Jacques critique of management knowledge. The poststructuralist turn has thus provoked intellectual endeavour and has attracted derision in equal measure.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationManagement Knowledge and the New Employee
EditorsDamian E. Hodgson, Chris Carter
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781351153447
ISBN (Print)9780815390374, 9781138358362
Publication statusPublished - 28 Nov 2017


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