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Work, Wealth, and Postmodernism

The Intellectual Conflict at the Heart of Business Endeavour

Authors: Bowden, Bradley

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  • Challenges the postmodernism bent in management research and the failure of traditional business research disciplines to provide meaningful solutions to societal problems
  • Highlights the need for empirical research
  • Offers a return to modernism as an intellectual alternative to postmodernism
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This work examines the rise of postmodernism in management scholarship and argues that the prevalence of postmodernist thought reflects a lack of understanding by management researchers of the core principles upon which Western business endeavour is based. The author highlights postmodernism’s methodological and conceptual failings, such as disbelief in material progress and economic advancement, and its denial of generalizable laws to direct management research. In its place, the author proposes a return to traditional modernist principles in management research, based on scientific evidence. This ground breaking, timely work will spark debate and challenge previously accepted claims of postmodernism, a nice retort to the anti-business/anti-capitalist literature now prevalent in academia.

About the authors

Bradley Bowden is Professor of Employment Relations at Griffith University, Australia. He is currently Executive Member and Past Chair of the Management History Division of the Academy of Management. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Management History. His past works include the edited collection, Management History: Its Global Past and Present.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $159.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Work, Wealth, and Postmodernism
Book Subtitle
The Intellectual Conflict at the Heart of Business Endeavour
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-76180-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76180-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-76179-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 341
Number of Illustrations
42 b/w illustrations
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