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Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry

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Year 2012 
Volume 10 
Issue 4

Managerialism and Nihilism

David Currie
University of Lincoln

Gerard McElwee
Sheffield Hallam Business School

Peter Somerville
University of Lincoln

2012 10 (4) Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry

Abstract

This reflection adopts a critical approach to critique the Excellence Literature‘ in management, taking a Nietzschean perspective on nihilism Nihilism is often seen as a negative state, and the work of White (1990) suggests that there are different forms of nihilism which we argue have consequences for the nature of management. Two case studies and an illustration of issues encountered in the authors‘ direct experience serve to illustrate these forms.We are also concerned in our roles as management educators‘ as to the implications for our classroom practice, where we seek to engage in what has been described as critical management development‘. Thus, the paper concludes by questioning why approaches such as the Excellence‘ literature are still so prominent in MBA programmes.

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Managerialism and Nihilism. (2012). Managerialism and Nihilism. Tamara: Journal For Critical Organization Inquiry, 10(4), 61-72. (Original work published 2012)

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“Managerialism And Nihilism”. 2012. Tamara: Journal For Critical Organization Inquiry, vol. 10, no. 4, 2012, pp. 61-72.

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