Critical Management Studies (CMS) is often dated from the publication of an edited volume bearing that name (Alvesson and Willmott, 1992). In the two decades that have followed, CMS has been remarkably successful in establishing itself not just as a ‘term’ but as a recognizable tradition or approach. The emerging status of CMS as an overall approach has been both encouraged and marked by a growing range of handbooks, readers and textbooks. Yet the literature is dominated by writings from the UK and Scandinavia in particular, and the tendency is to treat this literature as constituting CMS. However, the meaning, practice, constraints and context of CMS vary considerably between different countries, cultures and language communities. This volume surveys fourteen various countries and regions where CMS has acquired some following and seeks to explore the different ways in which CMS is understood and the different contexts within which it operates, as well as its possible future development.

chapter 1|20 pages

Australia and New Zealand

Drawn Together Yet Worlds Apart?
ByDeborah Jones, Craig Prichard, Graham Sewell

chapter 2|15 pages

Non-Managerial Management Scholarship in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxemburg

ByPatrizia Zanoni, Laurent Taskin

chapter 3|18 pages

“CMS, Canada ampentity the Network”

An Actor-Network Analysis
ByCaterina Bettin, Albert J. Mills, Jean Helms Mills

chapter 4|14 pages

CMS with a Local Accent

Is Critical Management Education Possible in China?
ByShih-wei Hsu

chapter 5|17 pages

The Awakening of Critical Management Studies in France

Mimicry or a Process of Coming Out?
ByIsabelle Huault, Véronique Perret

chapter 6|15 pages

Critical Scholarship in Management and Organization Studies in German-Speaking Countries

An Overview and Historical Reconstruction
ByRonald Hartz

chapter 7|16 pages

From Anti-Managerialism to Over-Managerialism

How Critical Management Studies in Israel Were Exiled from Local Business Schools and Emerged Elsewhere
ByMichal Frenkel

chapter 8|10 pages

Italian Voices from the Outside

The Context for CMS in Italy
ByMaria Laura Toraldo, Gianluigi Mangia, Paolo Canonico, Stefano Consiglio, Riccardo Mercurio

chapter 9|18 pages

Self-Problematization and Relational Problematization

A Critical-Constructive Approach in the Japanese Context
ByToru Kiyomiya

chapter 10|15 pages

CMS in Scandinavia

A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Realm of the Scandocrits
ByRasmus Koss Hartmann, Dan Kärreman, Mats Alvesson

chapter 11|16 pages

CMS in the Periphery

A Look at South America
ByErnesto R. Gantman

chapter 12|16 pages

The Ghost in the System

Critical Management Studies in Turkey
ByBeyza Oba, Mehmet Gençer

chapter 13|15 pages

CMS in the United Kingdom

ByMartin Parker

chapter 14|21 pages

Galumphing and Critical Management Studies

Perspective and Paradox from the United States
ByGordon E. Dehler, M. Ann Welsh