The Resource Confronting Managerialism : How the Business Elite and Their Schools Threw Our Lives Out of Balance, Robert. R Locke and J.-C. Spender

Confronting Managerialism : How the Business Elite and Their Schools Threw Our Lives Out of Balance, Robert. R Locke and J.-C. Spender

Label
Confronting Managerialism : How the Business Elite and Their Schools Threw Our Lives Out of Balance
Title
Confronting Managerialism
Title remainder
How the Business Elite and Their Schools Threw Our Lives Out of Balance
Statement of responsibility
Robert. R Locke and J.-C. Spender
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Confronting Managerialism offers a scathing critique of the crippling influence of neoclassical economics and modern finance on business school teaching and management practice. Locke and Spender show how business managers who were once well-regarded as custodians of the economic engines vital to our growth and social progress now seem closer to the rapacious "robber barons" of the 1880s. In effect, responsible management has given way to "managerialism," whereby an elite caste of businessmen disconnected from any ethical considerations now call the shots, sending the lives of rest of us "out of balance." The book traces the loss of managers' earlier social concerns, amply encouraged by management education's transformation since the 1960s, especially in the US. It also questions not only the social ethics of the US management caste, but its management efficacy compared to systems of management that are highly employee participative and dependent, such as in Germany and Japan. Today's attempts to "bolt on" ethics and social responsibility courses, the authors argue, are mere window-dressing, a public relations move that cannot get to the heart of the matter. Only fundamental reforms in civil society and business schools can really make a difference
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Cataloging source
CDX
Dewey number
658
Index
index present
LC call number
HD38.4
LC item number
.L63 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Economic controversies
Target audience
specialized
Label
Confronting Managerialism : How the Business Elite and Their Schools Threw Our Lives Out of Balance, Robert. R Locke and J.-C. Spender
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-207) and index
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The failure of management science and the US business school model -- 2. US managerialism and business schools fail to find their moral compass -- 3. Managerialism and the decline of the US automobile industry -- 4. Managerialism, business schools and our financial crisis -- Conclusion: back to balance
Control code
ocn756279427
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 217 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781780320748
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786613276087
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not applicable
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.b25938472
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)756279427
  • pebco1283276089

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