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dc.contributor.authorParker, Martin-
dc.identifier.citationThe Sociological Review, 2015, 63 (1), pp. 162-180en
dc.description.abstractThis is a paper about what happens when a form of knowledge moves to another part of the university. The author, identifying himself as an 'ex-sociologist', investigates the relationship between the sociology of work, employment and organization and various 'critical' traditions within the business school. I argue that the contemporary divide between sociologies of work and employment, and Critical Management Studies (CMS) within the business school rests in part on developments in UK sociology in the 1960s and 70s. This means that divergent understandings of the role of sociology and its relevant theoretical resources provided the deep structure for the current tension between CMS on the one hand and research on work and employment on the other. The movement of sociologists and industrial relations academics to the business school provided the preconditions for two very different critical traditions. The paper concludes with thoughts on what it means to be an outsider inside an institution, and on the future prospects for Burawoy's 'critical' or 'public' sociologies in UK business schools.en
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd (Wiley Online)en
dc.rightsCopyright © 2014 The Author. The Sociological Review © 2014 The Editorial Board of The Sociological Review. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: "Parker, M. (2015), Between sociology and the business school: critical studies of work, employment and organization in the UK. The Sociological Review, 63: 162–180." , which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving ( ).en
dc.subjectBusiness schoolen
dc.subjectIndustrial relationsen
dc.titleBetween sociology and the business school: Critical studies of work, employment and organization in the UKen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.type.subtypeJournal Article-
pubs.organisational-group/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCEen
pubs.organisational-group/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCE/School of Managementen
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