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Title: Making choice, Taking Risk: The Coming Out of Critical Management Studies.
Authors: Fournier, Valérie
Smith, Warren
First Published: 2012
Publisher: University of Leicester, University of Essex
Citation: Ephemera: theory and politics in organization, 2012, 12 (4), pp. 463-474
Abstract: The successful institutionalisation of Critical Management Studies is now beyond doubt; but the consequences of this process on the efficacy and legitimacy of critique are more contentious and require attention. Despite recent calls by senior critical scholars to make critique more relevant by engaging with pressing political and social issues and addressing a broader public, there have been few attempts to reflect upon the way our own personal positions and choices are implicated in the realities being denounced. Yet, we argue here that taking risk and making choices that would achieve some consistency between what we say and what we do, are essential elements of critique. We also explore what it would mean to make our critique more personal and give example of the choices we could make to bring some consistency between our critique and our personal position.
ISSN: 2052-1499
eISSN: 1473-2866
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
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