The Teachings of Management

Perceptions in a Society of Organizations

  • Karin Brunsson

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Business book series (BRIEFSBUSINESS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Organizations and Organizational Success

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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  3. Managerial Work

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
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  4. The Doctrine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
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About this book


This book provides a brief overview of the fundamental presumptions underlying the idea of management. It is argued that managers and others must endorse these presumptions – the teachings of management – even though they are well aware that their applicability to managerial practice is limited. The author analyzes how the teachings of management are similar to political or religious beliefs and why, unlike such doctrines, they cannot be easily dismissed as outdated or irrelevant. Instead, these assumptions help to construct the idea of the organization, and thus constitute a vital factor in a contemporary society of organizations.



Management Teaching Organizational Culture Society Corporate Organizations Lifelong Learning

Authors and affiliations

  • Karin Brunsson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Business StudiesUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-56119-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-56120-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5482
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5490
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