The closing of critique, pluralism and reflexivity: A response to Hardy and Grant and some wider reflections

Alvesson, Mats and Karreman, Dan (2013) The closing of critique, pluralism and reflexivity: A response to Hardy and Grant and some wider reflections. Human Relations, 66 10: 1353-1371. doi:10.1177/0018726713477460

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Author Alvesson, Mats
Karreman, Dan
Title The closing of critique, pluralism and reflexivity: A response to Hardy and Grant and some wider reflections
Journal name Human Relations   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0018-7267
Publication date 2013-01-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1177/0018726713477460
Volume 66
Issue 10
Start page 1353
End page 1371
Total pages 19
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Subject 1405 Management of Technology and Innovation
1408 Strategy and Management
3300 Social Sciences
1201 Architecture
Abstract This article is a follow-up of Alvesson and Kärreman (2011a), which was in itself a follow-up of Alvesson and Kärreman (2000), and a response to a critique of the former by Hardy and Grant (2012). The critique is addressed directly and the logic behind it investigated critically. The article also addresses wider concerns regarding the politics of research and publishing and the conditions of critique at the present time. The pressure and eagerness to get published lead to strong subspecialization and an inclination to build research approaches within which authors are inclined to reproduce shared assumptions and be unwelcome to critical explorations. The article points to the risk of assumption-challenging work being marginalized through the anticipation of critique leading to hostile reactions and specialized, politically motivated reviewers blocking the publication of far-reaching critique.
Keyword Discourse analysis
Language
Organization studies
Pfefferdigms
Politics of publication
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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