Cultural Turns: A Matter of Management?

  • Doris Bachmann-MedickEmail author
Part of the Management – Culture – Interpretation book series (MCI)


In recent years cultural turns have had a considerable impact in the humanities and social sciences. How much potential can these turns unfold in inspiring (critical) management studies? Could they lead to a more concrete cultural framing of the field – by providing operative analytical categories and new spatial, performative, interpretive, iconic, translational, postcolonial etc. approaches? But a reverse question can also be asked: To what extent can we apply a managerial perspective on the cultural turns themselves? In which way could they be considered as a matter of management?

By highlighting the role of cultural turns for management studies, my paper explores possible impacts of the cultural turns on a new understanding and practice of management. But in the end, it probes the limits of management by asking: Are cultural turns themselves manageable at all?


Knowledge Translation Management Study Human Relation Social Drama Brand Communication 
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