This book originates from a research project involving extensive collection and analysis of primary and secondary materials (scholarly literature, statistical data, and interviews with key actors) on global management and local resistances in all major world regions during the last years. It seeks to assess the overall management situation in the world, looking at the world as a social system where some countries act as winners of socioeconomic globalization, others as losers, and some as both. Offering analytical and comparative insights at the global level, this book will be useful for scholars, students, NGOs, and policy makers.

chapter 1|32 pages


A Challenge for Management Practices in Worldwide Enterprises

part I|100 pages

Empirical Case Studies on the Implementation of the Globalized Management Discourse

chapter 3|19 pages

New Working Norms and Social Relations in Poland

The Example of a Transnational Company 1

chapter 4|22 pages

A New Model of Risk Management: Credit Lending to Small and Middle Enterprises

Calculations, Guarantees, and Information Gathering in 21st Century Russia 1

chapter 5|19 pages

“Coca-Cola Quit India”

Resisting Corporate Social Responsibility as a Global Management Strategy

chapter 6|20 pages

Ethnography of a Corporate Document

The Diversity and Social Cohesion Brochure of a French Corporation: The Ethnographic Journal of Tristan d'Inguimbert

part II|105 pages

Resistance Movements to the Globalized Management Discourse

chapter 8|18 pages

Precariousness and Resistance

A Case Study of a Supermarket and a Hypermarket in Argentina (2008–2011)

chapter 9|25 pages

When Resistance Crosses over the Workplace in a Context of Precarious Labor

A Study of the Invisible World of Agribusiness in the Limarí Valley, Chile

chapter 10|28 pages

Marikana's Meaning for Crisis Management

An Instance of South Africa's Resource Curse

chapter 11|18 pages

Keeping Neoliberal Economic Principles at a Distance

The Case of “Radical” Independent Presses in France