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date: 06 August 2020

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This article begins with a commentary on labour-process theory (LPT), particularly Paul Thompson's contribution to the Handbook. This provides historical background to some important divisions within this area of scholarship. A critical appraisal of Fleming and Mandarini's analysis of work follows. Since management organizes labour and most forms of work, the article leaves until last the subject of human-resource management as interpreted by Keenoy. The concluding section advocates tolerance and compromise in the search for a more inclusive, intellectually stimulating, research community in which critical management studies might act as a ‘catalytic integrator’.

Keywords: labour-process theory, human-resource management, critical management studies, Paul Thompson, forms of work

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