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Decolonizing Management Theory: A Critical Perspective

Banerjee, S. B. ORCID: 0000-0002-8699-6368 (2022). Decolonizing Management Theory: A Critical Perspective. Journal of Management Studies, 59(4), pp. 1074-1087. doi: 10.1111/joms.12756


In this Point-Counterpoint series Filatotchev et al. (2021) and Bruton et al. (2021) discuss the shortcomings of management theories developed in the West when applied to non-Western contexts. Filatotchev et al. propose an ‘open systems perspective’ that can help contextualize management theory while Bruton et al. argue that even these emerging contextualized theories are embedded in a Western worldview and call for developing ‘indigenous theory’ that truly reflects local contexts.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Bobby Banerjee, S. (2021), Decolonizing Management Theory: A Critical Perspective. Journal of Management Studies. Accepted Author Manuscript., which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Departments: Bayes Business School > Management
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