• A thousand CEOs: Relational thought, processual space, and Deleuzian ontology in human geography and strategic management

    Author(s):
    Key MacFarlane (see profile)
    Date:
    2016
    Group(s):
    Philosophy, Place Studies, Science Studies and the History of Science
    Subject(s):
    Human geography, Space, Critical management studies, Organization theory, Continental philosophy, Geography, Philosophy
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    relationality, management
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/fbxp-3129
    Abstract:
    Over the last 20 years the imbrication between capital and the university has grown much firmer. This paper seeks to map one point at which this binding occurs: in critical theory. Recently scholars in strategic management have turned to processual and relational ontologies in an attempt to reimagine the logics of profit, value, and growth. These same ontologies have appealed to critical geographers as a means of reconceiving space as unfixed. Drawing on a case study of Deleuze’s appropriation in management literature, I show how such ontologies presuppose a vitalism that necessarily reproduces and obscures the structures of exploitation.
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