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date: 08 August 2020

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Marx's analysis was not only astute in discerning capitalism's enduring features: it was also deeply critical. He documented and denounced capitalism's dark sides—its enormous human and environmental costs. More controversially, he claimed to have identified some fundamental features of capitalist development that would lead inevitably to capitalism's demise and its replacement by a superior form of society. This article aims to show the fruitfulness of Marx's original insights; it therefore addresses only some particularly important points of debate among Marxists. The article also discusses Marx's basic theory, its main uses in organization studies, and its dialogue with other theories.

Keywords: organization studies, Marx's theory, environmental costs, capitalism, human cost, form of society

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