Journal Papers

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Abstract: ‘Organization studies does not exist’. Given all that talk of paradigm proliferation, pluralism and other apparent open-mindedness, you might have thought that Lacan had the perfect slogan to explain the fundamental gap that organisation theorists continually encounter. The fact that, on one side of the divide, certain managerial writers continually confront a world that is fraught with division, conflict, resistance, and so forth, while other side so-called critical writers fail to understand why it is that their managerial enemies are unable to theorise conflict.

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