Managing with modernity

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    Abstract

    This article critiques an increasingly abstract management that is being advocated in organizations. It locates the foundations of an abstract management in what Foucault and others have identified as the epistemic foundations of modernity. Using the example of a strategic performance management system it shows how these systems have such epistemic assumptions as their foundations. The article concludes by considering the role of practical reason in guiding management practice.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)549-573
    JournalOrganization
    Volume9
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2002

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