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Purpose – The aim of the paper is to evidence the development of scientific management through the lens of postmodernism. Design/methodology/approach – The four principles of scientific management are deconstructed through a postmodern lens. Current management practices are analyzed for...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to distinguish different types of guanxi from a historic perspective and to investigate the effects of different types of guanxi on trust between alliance partners through an empirical study. Design/methodology/approach – The paper first reviews the role of...
Purpose – The article's purpose is to address complementary perspectives for managing uncertainty by looking at a historical example. Design/methodology/approach – This is done using a case study of the experience of ancient Greek mercenaries that fought in and out of Persia over two years and...
Purpose – Based upon an analysis of 30 historic narrative accounts of mutinies, Coye, Murphy, and Spencer recently extended voice theory to clarify the ontological status of the concept of upward defiance. The purpose of this article is to extend the framework of Coye et al. and illustrate the...
Purpose – The authors use the debates instigated by Bernal's Black Athena to rethink the concepts of “race”, “culture” and “diversity” in organization and aim to examine their intersection with academic authority. Design/methodology/approach – Drawing on the works of Derrida and Hegel, the...
Purpose – This paper seeks to provide a review and analysis of the contributions and influence of Alfred P. Sloan, Jr, to contemporary business practices and management thought. Design/methodology/approach – The paper begins with an introduction and brief biographical sketch followed by an...
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