- 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 examines cultural transformations that have contributed to the expansion of management ideas in number, domains, and across sectors. The discussion is organized around a conceptual model that depicts propositions arguing that cultural foundations underpin the expansion of management ideas and formal organization as core elements of contemporary society. These Page pageId="12"?>cultural foundations include scientization, individual rights and capacities, and ongoing individual education and professionalization. The processes identified are illustrated with examples of particular management ideas that have contributed to the standardization of organizations as a single, meta-form of social structure. The chapter ends by discussing research implications and future scholarly directions.
Shawn Pope is Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Business & Economics at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and an Instructor of Entrepreneurship at Stanford University, USA.
Patricia Bromley is Assistant Professor of Education and (by courtesy) Sociology at Stanford University.
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