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The See-Saw of Management Fads: Remarks Towards a Dialectical Description.

Nettle, Denis (2004) The See-Saw of Management Fads: Remarks Towards a Dialectical Description. Working Paper. Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia.

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Abstract

It is a common perception that the history of management discourse involves an oscillation between dualistic faddish perspectives. This paper, which derives its theoretical impetus from Marx and Wittgenstein, seeks to outline a philosophical, sociological and psychological diagnosis of this see-sawing process which avoids the dualism and logocentricism that dominates both fads and much of the criticism of faddism. Through abandoning dualities, we may develop more meaningful concepts of 'knowledge', 'organisation' and 'process'.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: management fads; management; concept of process; knowledge management; professional management
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
RFCD Classification > 350000 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Depositing User: Mr Angeera Sidaya
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2007
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:37
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/137
DOI: 11
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