- 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
Management ideas, especially those underpinned by the principles of formal rationality, are no longer confined to the workplace, but appear to be having a significant influence on people’s everyday lives. In large part, this is due to the content and popularity of lifestyle magazines, self-improvement literature, and the increasing ubiquity of personal technologies that claim to make us more efficient and effective. At the same time, those who manage us within organizations are also taking a greater interest in our personal activities, habits, and well-being. This chapter critically explores these developments along with the media through which modern management ideas play an increasing role in how we are told we should think and behave. From the early days of domestic management books to the contemporary fascination with the possibility of a fully quantified self, the authors interrogate the ubiquity of management ideas as a guide to everyday life.
Philip Hancock is Professor of Work and Organization, Essex Business School, University of Essex, UK.
Melissa Tyler is Professor of Work and Organization, Essex Business School, University of Essex, UK.
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