- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- Editor Biographies
- Author Biographies
- Critical Theory and its Contribution to Critical Management Studies
- Critical Realism in Critical Management Studies
- Poststructuralism in Critical Management Studies
- Perspectives on Labor Process Theory
- Organizations and the Natural Environment
- Power at Work in Organizations
- Critical Management Studies on Identity: Mapping the Terrain
- Managing Globalization
- Discourse and Critical Management Studies
- Culture: Broadening the Critical Repertoire
- Critical Approaches to Organizational Change
- Ethics: Critique, Ambivalence, and Infinite Responsibilities (Unmet)
- Critical Management and Organizational History
- Gender and Diversity: Other Ways to “Make a Difference”
- Towards a Workers' Society? New Perspectives on Work and Emancipation
- Critical Management Methodology
- Information Systems
- Human Resource Management
- Challenging Hierarchy
- On Striving to Give a Critical Edge to Critical Management Studies
- Critical Reflections on Labor Process Theory, Work, and Management
- Critical Management Education
- Handbooks, Swarms, and Living Dangerously
Abstract and Keywords
Poststructuralism is the name that has been given to some of the most controversial, and for some, the most important, debates in critical management studies over the last two decades. This article, seeking to account for some of the vagaries of the use of the word poststructuralism in critical management studies, is divided into three sections. The first identifies some of the key themes that have been associated with poststructuralism in critical management studies. The second section revisits the emergence of poststructuralism in the responses to structuralism emerging in France in the late 1960s and 1970s, in order to call into question certain aspects of the partiality of the reception of poststructuralism in critical management studies to date. In the light of this revisitation, the third section asks what poststructuralism might offer to critical management studies in the future.
Campbell Jones is Senior Lecturer in Critical Theory and Business Ethics at the University of Leicester School of Management, UK, and Visiting Professor in the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. His publications include Contemporary Organization Theory (Blackwell, 2005), For Business Ethics (Routledge, 2005), Philosophy and Organization (Routledge, 2007), and Unmasking the Entrepreneur (Edward Elgar, 2009).
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