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Postcolonial Theory and Organizational Analysis: A Critical Engagement

A Critical Engagement

  • Anshuman Prasad

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Postcolonial Engagements with Management and Organization Theory

  4. Current Issues and Empirical Investigations

  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-281
    2. Anshuman Prasad, Pushkala Prasad
      Pages 283-295
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 297-309

About this book


This book takes up a question that has rarely been raised in the field of management: 'Could modern Western colonialism have important implications for the practices and theories that inform management and organizations?' Employing the frameworks of postcolonial theory, an international group of scholars addresse this question, and offer remarkable insights about the implications of the colonial encounter for management. Wide-ranging in scope, the book covers major topics like cross-cultural management, control and resistance, corporate culture, the discourse of exoticization in museums and tourism, and stakeholder issues, and sheds new light on the troubling legacy of colonialism. Scholars and practitioners searching for a new idiom of management will find this book's critique of contemporary management invaluable.


accounting business colonialism colonization Cultural Studies culture Engagement globalization imperialism management organization organizations rhetoric stakeholder

Editors and affiliations

  • Anshuman Prasad
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of MassachusettsAmherstUSA
  2. 2.School of BusinessUniversity of New HavenConnecticutUSA

About the editors

ANSHUMAN PRASAD is Associate Professor of Management and Director, Doctoral Program, at the School of Business, University of New Haven, Connecticut. He has taught at the University of Calgary, and in the International MBA Program of the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration. He is a co-editor of Managing the Organizational Melting Pot: Dilemmas of Workplace Diversity.

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