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Management Tools

Management Tools
A Social Sciences Perspective

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  • Publication planned for: October 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from October 2019
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108428958

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  • No organization is immune from the influence of management tools. Such tools as norms, indicators, ranking, evaluation grids and management control systems have moved outside the managerial and consultancy realm within which they were first developed to reach public administrations and policy-makers, as well as a range of other governmental and non-governmental organizations. Taking management tools out of the practical and utilitarian contexts to which they are often consigned and approaching them from a social analytical perspective, this book gives primacy to these everyday objects that constitute the background of organizational life and remain too often unquestioned. Bringing together developing streams of research from anthropology, political science, social psychology, sociology, accounting, organisation theory and management, Ève Chiapello and Patrick Gilbert offer an unprecedented theoretical synthesis that will help managers, scholars and policy-makers to unpack the functional and dysfunctional roles and effects of management tools within and across organizations.

    • Delivers a comprehensive survey of the wide-ranging research about management tools
    • Provides the first study of management tools from a social scientific perspective
    • Will be of use to both scholars of management, social sciences and professionals working with management tools
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    • Publication planned for: October 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108428958
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • contains: 3 b/w illus. 14 tables
    • availability: Not yet published - available from October 2019
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Part I. Theoretical Foundations for Thinking about Management Instrumentation:
    1. Theoretical foundations: from the study of technique to the analysis of management tools
    2. Traditional approaches: management tools in the history of organisation theory
    Part II. Three Major Types of Social Science Approaches:
    3. Critical perspectives on management tools
    4. Institutionalist perspectives on management tools
    5. Interactional perspectives on management tools
    Part III. Synthesis:
    6. The agency of management tools
    Conclusion.

  • Authors

    Ève Chiapello, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris
    Ève Chiapello is Professor at École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), Paris, where she holds a chair in the 'sociology of the transformation of capitalism'. She was previously Professor at the HEC School of Management, Paris. Her previously published works comprise numerous articles and books including: Artistes versus Managers, (1998), Le nouvel esprit du capitalisme (1999, with Luc Boltanski), translated into nine languages including English (2005).

    Patrick Gilbert, IAE Paris
    Patrick Gilbert holds a Ph.D. in Management and is graduated in organizational psychology. He is Emeritus Professor at Sorbonne Business Scool (IAE Paris) and Research Director at the Mutations Anticipations Innovations Chair. He is also member of the board of several scientific societies such as the Association francophone de Gestion des Ressources Humaines (AGRH) and Association Internationale de Psychologie du Travail de Langue Française (AIPTLF).

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