Reinventing Management after the crisis

1 February 2013

Taking into account the background of globalization, the need for change and the demand for innovation, three french professors  including Romain Laufer, professor emeritus at HEC Paris, denounce in their new book that the crisis is also a product of limited management doctrines.

New Foundations of Management Research - HEC Paris Prof Romain Laufer - Presses des Mines

 First published in French as "Les Nouvelles Fondations des Sciences de Gestion" (2008), the book aims at critically rethinking the nature and epistemology of the field, claiming that management should be seen neither as applied economics, nor as applied social science but as a basic science in itself.

The contributions in this book refer to the foundations of management and include the most recent epistemological and institutional debates: the theory of collective action, the institutions of management, the relation between decision and action, management as modern rhetoric, the place of intervention in the practical and theoretical invention of management; they compose a renewed conceptual framework for management research.

Although the book has  has been written for management researchers and PhD students, it will take managers and consultants back to the essence of their role: designing and implementing efficient systems of collective action.

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