This paper is situated within two debates. First concerns the theories of disorganised capitalism and the like which argue for major restructuring of advanced capitalist societies. Reed 1991 usefully identifies and summarises three varieties of such theory i PostFordismFlexible Specialisation e.g. Piore and Sabel, 1982 ii Disorganised Capitalism e.g. Lash and Urry, 1987 iii PostModernism e.g. Poster, 1984. Common to these theories of disorganised capitalism is the understanding that the progressive development of an organised society Prestus, 1962 characterised by concentration, centralisation and corporatism is being interruptedchallenged by trends in a contrary direction. The second relates to arguments about the work of middle management e.g. Goffee and Scase, 1986 v. Dopson and Stewart, 1990.
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