CitationDownload as .RIS
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Copyright © 2012, Emerald Group Publishing Limited
2011 Awards for Excellence
Article Type: 2011 Awards for Excellence From: International Journal of Organizational Analysis, Volume 20, Issue 1
The following article was selected for this year’s Outstanding Paper Award for
International Journal of Organizational Analysis
“Critical management studies and mainstream organization science: a proposal for a rapprochement”
Max VisserNijmegen School of Management, Institute of Management Research, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Purpose -- The purpose of this paper is to propose a rapprochement between the field of critical management studies (CMS) and what is constructed here as the mainstream of organization theory and research.
Design/methodology/approach -- The paper contains a comparative analysis of relevant literature from the fields of organization theory, political science and political psychology.
Findings -- It is found, first, that at least four instances of mainstream theory and research more or less share CMS assumptions; second, that CMS and mainstream may benefit from mutual contact (using the example of the power elite discussion in the 1950s and 1960s); third, that CMS and mainstream may benefit from mainstream operationalization of CMS-concepts (using the example of the development of the F-scale in the 1930s and 1940s).
Originality/value -- The paper ranks among the first to search for convergences between two fields that seem firmly divided in both theoretical and institutional terms.
Keywords: Critical management, Organizational theory, Management power
This article originally appeared in Volume 18 Number 4, 2010, pp. 466 - 78, International Journal of Organizational Analysis
The following articles were selected for this year’s Highly Commended Award
“Towards new organizational forms”
Maria J. Sanchez-Bueno and Isabel Suarez-Gonzalez
This article originally appeared in Volume 18 Number 3, 2010, International Journal of Organizational Analysis