- 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
Given the current strength of media concern with climate change, it is perhaps surprising that this issue has remained somewhat tangential to writers within critical and mainstream management studies. This article considers why greater attention must be paid to the natural environment as well as to the tensions that are raised by such study. The relative inattention to the natural environment within management and organization studies (MOS) is in marked contrast to that apparent in Western media. Barely a day goes by without some media report concerning climate change, and the subject has moved increasingly center stage within mainstream political agendas. In part, this reflects the perception of a growing ‘scientific consensus’ that climate change and environmental degradation are proceeding apace.
Tim Newton is Professor of Organization and Society at the University of Exeter. His current research interests include social and organization theory; sociology and “nature”; interdisciplinarity; the historical development of credit and commercialization; organizations and the natural environment; organizations, new genetics, and genomics. Recent publications include Nature and Sociology (Routledge, 2007) and papers in Organisation Studies, Journal of Cultural Economy, Academy of Management Review, Sociology, and the British Journal of Sociology. He serves on the editorial boards of Sociology and Organization Studies.
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