Hodgson and Carter present a volume that contributes to the ongoing debate in Knowledge Management. They develop themes explored in Roy Jacques' influential text, Manufacturing the Employee, as a starting point the authors consider the status of contemporary management knowledge. They do this from a range of theoretical positions that draw key implications for both research and teaching. The volume hosts an array of eminent scholars in the field. The collection explores, and at times takes issue with, the increasing influence of post-structuralist thought on our understanding of the nature of management knowledge, and draws key implications for both research and teaching. The various chapters consider the nature of management knowledge from perspectives as diverse as management history, discourse analysis, gender, post-structuralism, social construction, neo-institutionalism, and critical realism.

chapter 1|7 pages

Critical Approaches to the Conceptualization of Management Knowledge: Reconsidering Jacques

ByChris Carter, Damian E. Hodgson

chapter 3|9 pages

Deconstructing the Employee: A Critique of the Gendered American Dream

ByDavid Crowther, Anne-marie Greene

chapter 4|19 pages

Feminist Organizational Analysis and the Business Textbook 1

ByAlbert J. Mills

chapter 6|12 pages

Problematizing Discourse Analysis: Can We Talk About Management Knowledge?

ByKirstie Ball, Damian E. Hodgson

chapter 8|19 pages

Japan as Institutional Counterfactual: Knowledge, Learning and Power

ByStewart Clegg, Tim Ray, Chris Carter

chapter 11|16 pages

Contesting Critical Strategies for the New Millennium: A Conversation with Roy Jacques

ByCampbell Jones, Shayne Grice, Roy Jacques