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The Dark Side of Management

A Secret History of Management Theory

The Dark Side of Management by Gerard Hanlon
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What isn’t management and why doesn’t it matter? Thiscompelling book leads the reader away from the stories told by managers andmanagement theories to show the secret history of the field.


In characterizing the progress of management as a war onworkers, this book offers a controversial and revealing alternativeintellectual history of this overwhelming discipline. The author employs aunique range of theories and sources, including the founding fathers ofmanagement, US labour and social history, and earlier intellectual figures suchas Marx and Weber alongside the contemporary insights of Foucault and Europeanand American workerist and post-workerist thought, to shed light on the worldof management.


This book is key reading for researchers and studentsacross the social sciences. With a controversial and stimulating approach, italso engages readers with a general interest in business and management issues.


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Taylor and Francis; July 2015
240 pages; ISBN 9781317624547
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Title: The Dark Side of Management
Author: Gerard Hanlon