Chapter 1. Managerialism and its Discontents.
Chapter 2. McBureaucracy: Liberalism and the Iron Cage.
Chapter 3. Citizenship: The Corporate State.
Chapter 4. Community: The Freedom to Work.
Chapter 5. The Business of Business Ethics.
Chapter 6. Criticising Critical Management Studies.
Chapter 7. The Culture Industries and the Demonology of Big Organisations.
Chapter 8. Anti-Corporate Protest.
Chapter 9. For Organisation.
"I really enjoyed reading this book. It is original; it is provocative; it is scholarly in a positive way. It is extraordinarily well written – lucid as well as witty." Christopher Grey, The Judge Institute of Management, Cambridge
"Parker's capacity to combine solid scholarship with the publicist's flair is invaluable in a field often trapped in hyper-intellectualism." Organization
Draws from a wide variety of sources – anti-corporate activism; books and films which use management as their backdrop; the movement for business ethics and corporate social responsibility; as well as critical management studies and general social theories of the present.
Opens up the possibility of exploring non-managerial alternatives to contemporary assumptions about organizing.
Encourages some radical questioning of the common sense that tells us that we need management, managers and management schools.