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Postcolonial Theory and Organizational Analysis : A Critical Engagement - A. Prasad

Postcolonial Theory and Organizational Analysis

A Critical Engagement

By: A. Prasad

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This book takes up a question that has rarely been raised in the field of management: "Could modern Western colonialism have important implications for the practices and theories that inform management and organizations?" Employing the framework of postcolonial theory, an international group of scholars addresses this question, and offers remarkable insights about the implications of the colonial encounter for management. Wide-ranging in scope, the book covers major topics like cross-cultural management, control and resistance, corporate culture, the discourse of exoticization in museums and tourism, and stakeholder issues, and sheds new light on the troubling legacy of colonialism.

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Notes on the Contributorsp. xi
Introduction
The Gaze of the Other: Postcolonial Theory and Organizational Analysisp. 3
Postcolonial Engagements with Management and Organization Theory
Toward a Postcolonial Reading of Organizational Controlp. 47
Managing Organizational Culture and Imperialismp. 75
The Empire of Organizations and the Organization of Empires: Postcolonial Considerations on Theorizing Workplace Resistancep. 95
Decolonizing and Re-Presenting Culture's Consequences: A Postcolonial Critique of Cross-Cultural Studies in Managementp. 121
Current Issues and Empirical Investigations
The Return of the Native: Organizational Discourses and the Legacy of the Ethnographic Imaginationp. 149
Reading the Rhetoric of Otherness in the Discourse of Business and Economics: Toward a Postdisciplinary Practicep. 171
Accounting for the Banal: Financial Techniques as Softwares of Colonialismp. 193
Asserting Possibilities of Resistance in the Cross-Cultural Teaching Machine: Re-Viewing Videos of Othersp. 213
From the Colonial Enterprise to Enterprise Systems: Parallels between Colonization and Globalizationp. 233
The Practice of Stakeholder Colonialism: National Interest and Colonial Discourses in the Management of Indigenous Stakeholdersp. 255
Conclusion
The Postcolonial Imaginationp. 283
Indexp. 297
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ISBN: 9780312294052
ISBN-10: 0312294050
Series: St Martins Press
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 309
Published: 19th May 2003
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1