chapter  8
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Critique of Management and Orthodox Organisations

As the previous chapters have revealed, the dominance of managers is based on a comprehensive system of mutually reinforcing interests, power and ideology. Even more, it is supported by a whole range of powerful and infl uential groups and institutions, such as business organisations, institutional investors, consultancies, media and orthodox business school academicsnot to mention accordingly socialised and submissive employees. Managers’ dominance and infl uence have long exceeded organisational boundaries, and managers have become a societal institution-on an increasingly global scale. Managers have become one of the most infl uential social classes of our time. In many societies, the notion of management and the dominance of managers have long reached a hegemonic stage.