"Mats Alversson's book stands in a solid tradition of well written, intelligent but pragmatic interpretations of continental European philosophy. This sensible, readable account of an elusive and demanding philosophy could be well recommended to anyone seeking a pain-free approach to postmodernism that doesn't compromise the intellectual integrity of its subject matter" - Nick Joint Library Journal 20030707
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About the Author
Mats Alvesson is Professor of Business Administration at the University of Lund, Sweden. He has earlier held positions in Montreal, Turku, Linkoping, Stockholm and Gothenburg. He was Arthur Andersen distinguished visiting scholar at Cambridge University, Spring 2000. Research interests include critical theory, gender, power, knowledge-intensive work and organizations, organizational culture and symbolism, qualitative method and philosophy of science. Recent books include Corporate Culture and Organizational Symbolism (1992, with P. O. Berg), Cultural Perspectives on Organizations (1993), Gender, Managers, and Organizations (1994, with Yvonne Billing), Management of Knowledge-Intensive Companies (1995), Making Sense of Management: A Critical Introduction (1996, with Hugh Willmott), Communication, Power and Organization (1996), Understanding Gender and Organization (1997, with Yvonne Billing), Doing Critical Management Research (2000, with Stan Deetz), Reflexive Methodology (2000, with Kaj Skoldberg) and Understanding Organizational Culture (2002).