- Copyright Page
- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- List of Contributors
- Researching Management Ideas
- The System of Management Ideas: origins, micro-foundations, and dynamics
- The Lifecycle of Management Ideas: innovation, diffusion, institutionalization, dormancy, and rebirth
- The Philosophy of Management Ideas
- Methods for the Study of Management Ideas
- Management Techniques
- Instrumental Understanding of Management Ideas
- Thought Leaders and Followers: the impact of consultants and advisers on management ideas
- Business Studies and Management Ideas
- Multinational and Transnational Organizations: the role of globalizing actors
- Business Media: from gatekeeping to transmediality
- Management’s Gurus
- The Consumers and Co-Producers of Management Ideas
- The Re-Adoption of Management Ideas: how they come, how they go, and why some come back
- The Persistence of Management Ideas: how framing keeps ‘Lean’ moving
- Evolving Management Ideas
- Popular Management Ideas
- Professional Structures and Practice Change: institutionalization processesin accounting and strategy
- Management Ideas as Standards
- Understanding and Analysing Resistance to Management Ideas
- Performance Implications of Management Ideas
- The (Geo-)Politics of Management Ideas: three moments in the trajectory of an instrument of power
- Management Ideas and the Social Construction of Organizations
- The Role of Family Firms in Corporate Sustainability
- Managing Public Service Professionals Under New Public Management
- Management Ideas in Everyday Life
- Changing the Critique: from critical management studies to activist scholarship
- Alternatives to Management Ideas
- New Directions for Research on Management Ideas
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter discusses the role of business studies in the diffusion of management ideas. It deals first with the development of academic institutions for business studies and the content they disseminate. Second, it elaborates on the interplay between these institutions on the one hand, and consultants, media, and practice on the other. Third, it discusses the increase in public scrutiny of business education programmes, and the role such scrutiny plays in reinforcing the diffusion of management ideas. Fourth, it considers alternatives to academic business studies such as non-academic training and corporate universities and their role in translating or editing management ideas. Finally, the chapter provides conclusions and points out areas for future research.
Lars Engwall is Professor Emeritus of Business Studies, Uppsala University, Sweden.
Linda Wedlin is Professor of Organization, Department of Business Studies, Uppsala University, Sweden.
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