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Managerialism: Born in the USA

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Stewart Clegg


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In this essay I will review two recent accounts of managerialism. The point of doing so is to focus on the research-practice "gap" not to lament it but instead to suggest that management research has been all too often taken up in practice to ignoble effect. I shall begin by discussing the broad parameters of managerialism before consideration of it as ideology, argument and genealogy. Doing so leads to a consideration of ethics and the moral basis of order as it is exhibited in different instances of culture and management studies. I shall conclude by noting the doleful impact of managerialism conceived as management.

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Author(s): Clegg SR

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Academy of Management Review

Year: 2014

Volume: 39

Issue: 4

Pages: 566-576

Print publication date: 01/10/2014

Online publication date: 02/06/2014

Acceptance date: 07/05/2014

ISSN (print): 0363-7425

ISSN (electronic): 1930-3807

Publisher: Academy of Management


DOI: 10.5465/amr.2014.0129


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