- 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 begins with a commentary on labour-process theory (LPT), particularly Paul Thompson's contribution to the Handbook. This provides historical background to some important divisions within this area of scholarship. A critical appraisal of Fleming and Mandarini's analysis of work follows. Since management organizes labour and most forms of work, the article leaves until last the subject of human-resource management as interpreted by Keenoy. The concluding section advocates tolerance and compromise in the search for a more inclusive, intellectually stimulating, research community in which critical management studies might act as a ‘catalytic integrator’.
Steve Frenkel is Professor of Organization and Employment Relations and Head of the Department of Organization & Management at the Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales. Steve has published widely in the areas of sociology of work, industrial relations, and human resource management. He is on the editorial boards of Human Relations, the Industrial & Labor Relations Review, Organization Studies, and the International Journal of Human Resource Management. His current research focuses on the organization of service work, and human resource practice patterns and their consequences in Australia and China.
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