Overcoming Managerialism
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Overcoming Managerialism

Power, Authority and Rhetoric at Work

Robert Spillane, Jean-Etienne Joullié

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Overcoming Managerialism

Power, Authority and Rhetoric at Work

Robert Spillane, Jean-Etienne Joullié

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Managerialism has often been defined as an ideology, according to which the effective and efficient running of commercial firms, not-for-profit organizations and public administrations is delivered by individuals who possess superior formal knowledge and expertise in management. Arguing to their exclusive education, managers deprive employers and employees of decision-making power and ensconce themselves systematically in the power structure of workplaces to advance their own interests and agenda.

The central thesis of Overcoming Managerialism is that resisting and overcoming managerialism necessitates the re-establishing of the conceptual distinction between power and authority. Second, it requires the rehabilitating of authoritative management as a protection against authoritarian practices. Authority, properly conceived, redirects power to technical experts and professionals and thereby limits managerial power. The authors discuss ten contentions which, taken together, represent a theory of the foundation of management in which authority, power and rhetoric are central concepts.

This book combines academic scholarship with a readable critique of managerialism. It will be of interest to both management scholars and students.

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Publisher
De Gruyter
Year
2022
ISBN
9783110758337
Edition
1
Subtopic
Verwaltung

Table of contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright
  3. Contents
  4. Introduction
  5. Chapter 1: Authority in the Golden Age
  6. Chapter 2: Authoritarianism, Conformity and Obedience
  7. Chapter 3: A Theory of Managerial Power
  8. Chapter 4: Authority and Argumentation in the Boardroom
  9. Chapter 5: A Critique of Management Education
  10. Chapter 6: The Rhetoric of Managerial Authority
  11. Chapter 7: The Misuse of Psychology
  12. Chapter 8: Machiavellian Ingenuity or Moral Intelligence?
  13. Chapter 9: Purposive Ethics for Managers
  14. Chapter 10: From Managerialism to Heroic Management
  15. Summary: Ten Contentions
  16. Index