Critical Management Studies (MA) Lehrveranstaltung im Frühjahrssemester auf Masterstufe. Veranstaltungsinformation Dozent: Dr. Pascal Dey Umfang: 2 SWS Turnus: im Frühjahrssemester (nicht im FS 2016) Contents “Mainstream” management studies delineate management as a neutral task promoting ideals such as quality, competitiveness, performance, etc. that are viewed as universally “good”. The understanding of what constitutes 'good management' has become so dominant that alternatives to this paradigm are hardly conceivable. Against this trend CMS aims to actively and effectively challenge taken-for-granted assumptions in management research and education such as the orthodox view of management as an entirely technical activity and of organization as a neutral, value-free instrument for achieving shared – and seemingly undisputed – goals. The goal of this course is to introduce students to alternative perspectives on management and organization. It will present them with different theoretical approaches within CMS (e.g. critical theory and poststructuralism) and sensitize them so that they are able to recognize and critically question the objectivist biases on which mainstream management research and practice relies.