ABSTRACT

Management and anarchism? Surely this should be management versus anarchism? Management, as one of the modern sciences of control, appears to be the opposite of a political movement which seeks the absence of government, which insists on personal and collective freedom and rejects the authority of the state and other centralized, dominating institutions (Marshall, 1993; Ward, 2004; Kinna, 2005; Guerin, 2005). How can they learn from each other when they are so opposed in their goals? Surely managers are always struggling against anarchy, and anarchists don’t want to be managed?