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Evolving management ideas

Sturdy, Andrew, Seeck, Hannele and Lamberg, Juha-antti (2019) Evolving management ideas. In: Heusinkveld, Stefan, Reay, Trish, Strang, David, Sturdy, Andrew, Heusinkveld, Stefan, Reay, Trish and Strang, David, (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Management Ideas. Oxford University Press (U.S.), 285 - 302. ISBN 9780198794219

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Identification Number: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198794219.013.1


This chapter reviews the different conceptualizations of ‘the’ historical development of management ideas. It focuses on three approaches to the evolution of research on management ideas: (1) mainstream, (2) embedded, and (3) critical alternatives. The mainstream is the most dominant approach, both in research and in textbooks of management, while the embedded approach is increasingly popular among institutionally oriented researchers. A key suggestion is that it is also important to find and follow less researched avenues in the evolution of management ideas, such as the critical alternatives approach, drawing on forgotten and marginalized discourses. The authors explicate limitations and research opportunities emerging from the three approaches and seek to motivate researchers to look for new research directions in the study of management ideas.

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Additional Information: © 2019 Oxford University Press
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2023 09:39
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 10:20

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