Written in the tradition of the Frankfurt School of critical theory, this book develops a practical theory designed to humanise management education. Inevitably encountering deeply authoritarian business schools, the author sets the rigidity of curriculum against a student-centred approach found in Honneth's concept of recognition and the Habermasian concept of communicative action. Management Education outlines measures for preventing Managerialism from colonising learning spaces that would prevent the practice of emancipatory learning from flourishing. The aim of the book is to allow students and teachers of business schools to create learning inside an education system based on humanity.
Thomas Klikauer is Senior Lecturer of Human Resources and Management in the School of Business, Western Sydney University, Australia. His previous books include Communication and Management at Work (2007), Management Communication- Communicative Action & Ethics (2008), Critical Management Ethics (2010), Seven Management Moralities (2012), Managerialism (2013) Seven Moralities of HRM (2014), and Hegel's Moral Corporation (2015), all published with Palgrave Macmillan.
Chapter 1 Introducing Management Education.- Chapter 2 Humanising Education.- Chapter 3 Encountering Anti-Emancipatory Forces.- Chapter 4 Business School Education.- Chapter 5 Education as Communicative Action.- Chapter 6 Management Training and Communicative Action.- Chapter 7 Management Training and Ideal Speech.- Chapter 8 Management Training and the Lifeworld.- Chapter 9 Management Training and Colonisation.- Chapter 10 Resisting Ideological Colonisation.- Chapter 11 Conclusion: Humanising Management Education.