Manifesto for a postcolonial international business and management studies: A provocation

Westwood, R. I. and Jack, G. (2007) Manifesto for a postcolonial international business and management studies: A provocation. Critical Perspectives on International Business, 3 3: 246-265. doi:10.1108/17422040710775021

Author Westwood, R. I.
Jack, G.
Title Manifesto for a postcolonial international business and management studies: A provocation
Journal name Critical Perspectives on International Business   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1742-2043
Publication date 2007
Year available 2007
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1108/17422040710775021
Volume 3
Issue 3
Start page 246
End page 265
Total pages 20
Editor Cairns, G.
Roberts, J.
Place of publication Bradford, UK
Publisher Emerald Group Publishing
Collection year 2008
Language eng
Subject 350212 International Business
720403 Management
720399 International trade issues not elsewhere classified
Abstract Abstract: Purpose – Submitted in the form of a manifesto, this article seeks to make a call to scholars in international management and business studies to embrace post-colonial theory and to allow it to provide an interrogation of the ontological, epistemological, methodological and institutional resources currently dominating the field. Design/methodology/approach – A manifesto approach is adopted in providing a series of deliberately provocative principles which it seeks to have the field adopt. Findings – The paper finds the field to be currently imprisoned within a limited and limiting paradigmatic and institutional location and offers the resources of post-colonial theory as a way to interrogate and reconfigure it. Research limitations/implications – The paper points to the limitations of the field and provides the grounds for a radical reconfiguration across all aspects of its knowledge production, dissemination and research practice. Practical implications – The paper offers practical steps which the field can take to reconfigure itself more appropriately in terms of its various research commitments and its institutional frame. Originality/value – This article offers an original assessment of the orthodoxy currently controlling and disciplining the field, presented in the relatively novel and challenging form of a manifesto.
Keyword culture
international business
knowledge based management systems
research methods
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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