Popular Management Books: How they are made and what they mean for organisations

1st Edition

Staffan Furusten

Published September 13, 1999
Reference - 208 Pages
ISBN 9780415212199 - CAT# RU19808

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The growing interest in management knowledge has generated an enormous literature and brought great success for a number of management gurus. This book is a timely and radical critique of the quick-fix solutions offered by popular management books. Features include:
*Detailed criticism of the ideological hegemony of North American managerial discourse
*An interrogation of books by leading populist management gurus such as Tom Peters, Richard Normann and Robert Waterman
*An institutional approach to the creation, diffusion and consumption of management knowledge
*The implications for organisations of acting on popular managerial discourse
Popular Management Books is a much needed corrective to the under-researched truisms of many management books.


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