The Allure of Capitalism : An Ethnography of Management and the Global Economy in Crisis.

The "managerial revolution," or the rise of management as a distinct and vital group in industrial society, might be identified as a major development of the modernization processes, similar to the scientific and industrial revolutions. Studying "transnational" or "global&qu...

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Author / Creator: Røyrvik, Emil A.
Other Authors / Creators:Røyrvik, Emil A.
Format: eBook Electronic
Language:English
Edition:1st ed.
Imprint: New York, NY : Berghahn Books, Incorporated, 2011.
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Local Note:Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2022. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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505 0 |a Intro -- Contents -- Figures -- Tables -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction - Investment Projects, Capitalism, and Crisis -- Part I - Construction and Cultures of Creation -- Chapter 1 - Situating "Global Corporate Management -- Chapter 2 - Managing in the Middle Kingdom: Three Investment Projects in China -- Chapter 3 - Presencing Projects: A Social Reality of Construction -- Part II - High Finance and Contemporary Crisis Capitalism -- Chapter 4 - The Turn to Enchantment: Investing in Projects -- Chapter 5 - Wagging the Dog: The Financialization of Sociality -- Chapter 6 - Money Manager Capitalism and Reverse Redistribution -- Part III - In Good Company? -- Chapter 7 - Directors and Directions of Creation -- Chapter 8 - Managing in a Total Context of Crisis -- Appendix - "Systemic Cycles of Accumulation" and Techno-economic Paradigms -- Bibliography -- Index. 
520 |a The "managerial revolution," or the rise of management as a distinct and vital group in industrial society, might be identified as a major development of the modernization processes, similar to the scientific and industrial revolutions. Studying "transnational" or "global" corporate management at the post-millennium moment provides a suitable focal point from which to investigate globalized (post)modernity and capitalism especially, and as such this book offers an anthropology of global capitalism at its moment of crisis. This study provides ethnographically rich descriptions of managerial practices in a set of international corporate investment projects. Drawing also on historical and statistical data, it renders a comprehensive perspective on management, corporations, and capitalism in the late modern globalized economy. Cross-disciplinary in outlook, the book spans the fields of organization, business, and management, and asserts that now, in this period of financial crisis, is the time for anthropology to yet again engage with political economy. 
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