9780415249454

Management Gurus and Management Fashions

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415249454

  • ISBN10:

    0415249457

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-04-26
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

Since the 1980s, popular management thinkers, or management gurus, have promoted a number of performance improvement programs or management fashions that have greatly influenced both the everyday conduct of organizational life and the preoccupations of academic researchers. This book provides a rhetorical critique of the management guru and management fashion phenomenon with a view to building on the important theoretical progress that has recently been made by a small, but growing, band of management researchers.

Table of Contents

List of figures and tables
vii
Foreword ix
Preface xiii
Acknowledgments xv
Introduction
1(7)
Starting out
1(2)
The wider view
3(2)
The purpose of the book
5(1)
The structure of the book
6(2)
The management guru and management fashion phenomenon
8(36)
Introduction
8(1)
Describing the phenomenon
9(7)
The backlash
16(6)
Emerging explanatory accounts
22(14)
Toward a rhetorical critique
36(6)
Summary
42(2)
Dramatistic rhetorical criticism
44(27)
Introduction
44(2)
The Fantasy Theme method of rhetorical criticism
46(16)
Research design
62(7)
Summary
69(2)
Michael Hammer, James Champy and the reengineering movement
71(23)
Introduction
71(1)
The reengineering movement
72(6)
The rhetorical vision of reengineering
78(7)
The performance of reengineering
85(8)
Summary
93(1)
Stephen Covey and the effectiveness movement
94(24)
Introduction
94(1)
The seven highly effective habits of Stephen Covey
95(4)
Defining the rhetorical community of the effectiveness movement
99(2)
The rhetorical vision of the effectiveness movement
101(9)
Managing spiritual movements in a secular age
110(6)
Summary
116(2)
Peter Senge and the learning organization
118(35)
Introduction
118(1)
Forerunners and variants of the learning organization vision
119(3)
Organizing the learning organization vision
122(9)
The rhetorical community of the learning organization
131(4)
The rhetorical vision of the learning organization
135(9)
Sustaining the vision of the learning organization
144(7)
Summary
151(2)
Discussion
153(20)
Introduction
153(1)
The three rhetorical visions compared
154(9)
Assessing Fantasy Theme Analysis
163(3)
Extending the analysis
166(5)
Summary
171(2)
Conclusion
173(7)
Introduction
173(1)
Fostering a dialogue between academics and practitioners
174(1)
The road ahead
175(3)
Curtain call
178(2)
References 180(21)
Index 201

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