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Palgrave Macmillan

Core-Periphery Relations and Organization Studies

ISBN 9781137309044
Publication Date August 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

Core-Periphery Relations and Organization Studies draws together postcolonial and indigenous thinking through the conceptual lens of core-periphery relations to advance debate in organization studies. A particular aim of this book is to broaden, deepen and critically reassert a postcolonial imagination in this domain. Through theoretical analysis and empirical insight, the individual chapters contribute to the defamiliarisation and decolonisation of core concepts and approaches to organizational inquiry, and offer positive alternative visions based on the assertion of indigenous knowledge. The book seeks to re-historicise the discipline and practice of management and organization studies with respect to the colonial encounter, and its lingering and changing forms. The assertion of indigenous forms of knowledge about management and organization is a central feature of Core-Periphery Relations and Organization Studies. The unfettered enunciation of indigenous perspectives is a crucial task and opportunity for challenging the core-periphery structures that constrain current disciplinary thinking about management and organization.

Robert Westwood is Professor of Management at the University of Newcastle, Australia. He has published extensively on critical aspects of international management and organization studies, including the books: Rhodes and Westwood, Critical Representations of Work and Organisation in Popular Culture (Routledge, 2008); Jack and Westwood, International and Cross-Cultural Management Studies: A Postcolonial Reading (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).

Gavin Jack is Professor of Management in the School of Business at La Trobe University, Australia. His research interests include postcolonial theory and its application to the critical study of international and cross-cultural management. He is Co-Chair of the Critical Management Studies Division of the Academy of Management.

Farzad Rafi Khan is Associate Professor of Strategy and Organization at the Karachi School for Business and Leadership, Pakistan, and a Visiting Professor at the Hult International Business School, USA. He has published on critical aspects of organizations and society in Human Relations, Organization, Organization Studies, and the Journal of Business Ethics.

Michal Frenkel is Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Anthropology and Organization Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Her research focuses on the transformation of local and transnational social orders in the context of the globalization of management practices. She has published widely in journals including the Academy of Management Review, Organization Studies, and Organization.

1. Situating Core-Peripheral Knowledge in Management and Organisation Studies; Robert Westwood, Gavin Jack, Farzad Rafi Khan and Michal Frenkel
2. Can the Periphery Write Back? Periphery-to-Center Knowledge Flows in Multinationals based in Developing and Emerging Economies; Michal Frenkel
3. De-centering Management and Organisation Studies: On the Eccentricity of US-based Management and Organisation Theory and Practice; Robert Westwood
4. Recontextualizing the new Institutional Conception of the State to the Turkish Case; Sükrü Özen
5. The Historical Trajectory of a Peripheral National Business System; Maria Kapsali and Rea Prouska
6. Governing the Global Periphery: Socio-economic Development in Service of the Global Core; Sammy K. Bonsu
7. Transforming the Institutional Logic of the Centre through Indigenous Wisdom; Maria Humphries and Amy Klemm Verbos
8. 'He Apiti Hono, He Tātai Hono': Ancestral Leadership, Cyclical Learning and the Eternal Continuity of Leadership; Dara Kelly, Brad Jackson and Manuka Henare
9. Voices that Matter: Speaking up for the 'Indigenous' in Business Education; Diane Ruwhiu
10. Sorry, the Network Society has already been Invented: Why Management Education needs Indigenous Input; Bob Hodge
11. Conclusion: Carrying Across the Line; Robert Westwood, Gavin Jack, Farzad Rafi Khan and Michal Frenkel


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