Recent Developments in Critical Management Science

Mingers, J. (1992) Recent Developments in Critical Management Science. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 43 (1). pp. 1-10. ISSN 0160-5682 . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

For much of its history management science had a quantitative and technical emphasis. More recently, there has been a move towards more subjective approaches such as 'soft OR' and 'soft systems'. Currently, there is interest in 'critical management science' drawing on critical theory, particularly the work of Habermas. This paper reviews developments in critical management science, in particular critiques of traditional and 'soft' management science; Jackson and Keys' system of systems methodology; critical management science methodologies and the problem of power in bringing about change; and the postmodernist critique.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: critical management science; critical theory; methodology; postmodernism; power
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics > HA33 Management Science
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Depositing User: John Mingers
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2009 18:30
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2010 14:13
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/3881 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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