- 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
Managers have frequently been portrayed as ‘the’ consumers of management ideas. This chapter argues that other actors (i.e. consultants, researchers, students, and citizens) are also relevant consumers. It discusses why and how these different actors consume management ideas and also explains why consuming ideas cannot be separated from co-producing them, since applying them or just thinking of applying them usually means adapting them in innovative ways to specific contexts. The authors conclude that often one group of actors, e.g. consultants, is dependent on the cooperation of another one, e.g. managers, to be able to co-produce and implement management ideas.
Suleika Bort is Professor of Organization and International Management, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany.
Alfred Kieser is Professor Emeritus, University of Mannheim, Germany.
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