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Acknowledgements. Chapter 1. Managerialism and its Discontents. Chapter 2. McBureaucracy: Liberalism and the Iron Cage. Chapter 3. Citizenship: The Corporate State. Chapter 4. Community: The Freedom to Work. Chapter 5. The Business of Business Ethics. Chapter 6. Criticising Critical Management Studies. Chapter 7. The Culture Industries and the Demonology of Big Organisations. Chapter 8. Anti-Corporate Protest. Chapter 9. For Organisation. Notes. Bibliography. Index

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Martin Parker is a Reader in Social and Organizational Theory, University of Keele.


"At last the omnipotent Manager faces a serious and worthy opponent in Parker's Against Management. This is a sophisticated polemic that ought to be compulsory reading for all managers, management students and citizens." Keith Grint, Templeton College, Oxford "I really enjoyed reading this book. It is original; it is provocative; it is scholarly in a positive way. It is extraordinarily well written ? lucid as well as witty." Christopher Grey, The Judge Institute of Management, Cambridge "Parker's capacity to combine solid scholarship with the publicist's flair is invaluable in a field often trapped in hyper-intellectualism." Organization

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