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
Edition:1st ed.
Imprint: New York, NY : Berghahn Books, Incorporated, 2011.
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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Table of Contents:
  • 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.