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«The triumph of emptiness» By Matts Alvesson (2013)

«The triumph of emptiness» By Matts Alvesson (2013)

Those who have never dealt with works coming from the field of critical management studies here have a great opportunity to do so. The aim of Alvesson is no other than that of provoking a reflection (puncturing myths, as he says) on academic, media-related and taken-for-granted truths on fields so disperse as management theory, consumption&marketing, leadership studies or higher education at large.

Core ideas he wants to covey are the unstoppable display (and proliferation), in our mature Western economies, of zero-sum games (example: status-oriented consumption), grandiosity (selling image above substance) and illusion tricks (pseudo-events, pseudo-theories, pseudo-realities) in all the above mentioned fields.

The text (summarized here) works nicely for those (management) professors willing to discuss the societal, ethical and even politico-ideological implications of big segments of their areas of expertise.

To finish, a reminder on the next session of our Book Discussion club:

DIA (Comida + debate). 14 Febrero (14-17h). Sala: 4M1N (Campus Sant Cugat)
AUTOR y LIBRO: Heinrich Geiselberger (ed.). La Gran regresión (2017) / The Great regression (2017)

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