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- 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 outlines the methodology of a long-standing and highly influential perspective closely associated with CMS: critical theory. In doing so, it uses critical theory as a heuristic foil against which comparisons with other key methodological stances within the CMS umbrella will be made, notably: feminism; critical realism; and various forms of postmodernism. An attempt is made to map and explain some of the methodological continuities and divergences that arise. In pursuing these objectives the article begins by outlining the philosophical commitments embraced by critical theory. This is because, while one cannot avoid making philosophical commitments in undertaking any research, any philosophical commitment can be simultaneously contested.
Joanne Duberley is a senior lecturer in organizational studies at Birmingham Business School, the University of Birmingham. Her main research interests include the impact of commercialization upon the development of science, the study of scientific careers, and the management of the interface between work and home life in female entrepreneurs. Recent publications have appeared in journals such as Organization Studies, Journal of Management Studies, and Journal of Vocational Behavior.
Phil Johnson is Professor of Organization Studies at Sheffield University Management School and Head of the OB/HRM division. His primary research interest is in the development democratic modes of organization and new working practices. In the past he published in a range of refereed journals and co-authored and edited several books on organization behaviour, organization theory, and research methodology.
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