"a discipline that consists mainly of unverifiable propositions and cryptic anecdotes, is rarely if ever held accountable, and produces an inordinate number of catastrophically bad writers":
The Management Myth (via, by way of kevin carson) is possibly the most entertaining attack on the business schools to come out of this recession. For some reason they can never find publishers unless there is one.
This did remind me of Alex Carey's criticism of the business management literature (related to the above's discussion of Mayo's very flawed studies). Happens his 1967 deconstruction of the Hawthorne studies is available on google books.
:: posted by buermann @ 2009-04-27 18:59:18 CST |