- 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
This article aims to give an overview of critical management studies (CMS) and authors' engagement with ethics. Parker, in the introduction to the edited collection Ethics and Organizations, gives a number of reasons for what he suggests is a rise in interest in the issue of ethics in organization studies in recent years. These include the movement toward theoretical perspectives that challenge faith in epistemological or ontological foundations, thus raising ethics and politics to a new centrality; greater attention to issues, such as equal opportunities and corporate social responsibility, which raise the profile of ethical issues in organizations; a cultural or humanist turn in wider theories of organization and management; and a greater politico-ethical reflexivity amongst (critical) organizational scholars in terms of their research practices and products. In their different ways, the critical traditions of Marxism, critical theory, postmodernism, feminism, and postcolonialism have each sought to counter imposed ethical universalism.
Edward Wray-Bliss (PhD UMIST, Manchester) works as a senior lecturer in management at the School of Management, University of Technology, Sydney. His research interests are in the ethics and politics of business and academic practices. He has published on these issues in a number of edited collections and journals including Organization (2002, 2003), Organizational Research Methods (2002), Human Relations (2005, co-authored with Helen Collins), and Organization Studies (2008, co-authored with Joanna Brewis). Other recent work in this area includes a contribution on the ethics of research for the Sage Handbook of Organisational Research Methods (2009, co-authored with Emma Bell).
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