Critique and international management: An uneasy relationship?

Gavin Alexander Jack, Marta B Calas, Stella M Nkomo, Tuomo Peltonen

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Since the early 1980s, scholars in organization and management studies have examined their metatheoretical assumptions with particular regard to the relationships among knowledge, power, and signification. In contrast, the international management field seems to have engaged in a continuous disavowal of epistemic reflexivity and a critical trajectory for theory development. The eight contributions in this special topic forum attempt to open up metatheoretical conversations with international management. This task requires a reflexive reexamination of what we already know and a commitment to bring others voices into an ongoing rewriting of the field.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)870 - 884
Number of pages15
JournalAcademy of Management Review
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

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