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The Faith of the Managers

Stephen Pattison

The Faith of the Managers

Stephen Pattison

$59.99

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9780304701445

- Publisher According to Stephen Pattison, managers have become the cultural heroes of our time. In this book, he examines some of the values, assumptions, beliefs and practices they embrace. Managerialism, he argues, is a form of religious faith, and he criticises the utopianism of those whom managers look upon as gurus. He suggests that managers should apply to their faith some of the critical spirit that theologians have applied to religious belief. His book will be of interest all who want more from management that manipulative technique and incomprehesible jargon. Stephen Pattison is a senior lecturer in the School of Health and Social Welfare at The Open University. He has been an ethicist, a management specialist and a theologian.

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9780304701445
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According to Stephen Pattison, managers have become the cultural heroes of our time. In this book, he examines some of the values, assumptions, beliefs and practices they embrace. Managerialism, he argues, is a form of religious faith, and he criticises the utopianism of those whom managers look upon as gurus. He suggests that managers should apply to their faith some of the critical spirit that theologians have applied to religious belief. His book will be of interest all who want more from management that manipulative technique and incomprehesible jargon. Stephen Pattison is a senior lecturer in the School of Health and Social Welfare at The Open University. He has been an ethicist, a management specialist and a theologian.
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Meet the Author

Stephen Pattison

Stephen Pattison is Head of School at Cardiff University's School of Religious and Theological Studies, and has previously lectured in theology at the Open University, the University of Birmingham and University of Edinburgh, among others. He is a prolific author of articles and books on the subject of practical theology

Table Of Contents

  • The Nature Of Management; Management As Religion; Understanding Management As Religion; Words And Worlds; Ideal And Reality; Dualism And Demons; Virtues And Values; Changes And Chances; Prophets And Sages.

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  • Catalogue Code 231796
  • Product Code 0304701440
  • EAN 9780304701445
  • Pages 192
  • Department Academic
  • Category Leadership
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Bloomsbury Continuum Publishing Group
  • Publication Date Nov 1997
  • Dimensions 234 x 156 x 11 mm
  • Weight 0.300kg

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