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Kontekstiks:

I argue that attempts to broaden the contexts of management theories and develop indigenous theory are still very much embedded in Western knowledge structures that produce knowledge of the Other. Such knowledge is claimed to be authentic and original without a recognition that this knowledge is produced through the political economy of colonialism. […] I argue that decolonizing the production of knowledge may offer more emancipatory possibilities in the development of management theory than attempts to contextualize or indigenize theory.

Intriig:

Thus, management research cannot be contextualized through ‘multidisciplinarity, epistemological openness, and methodological pluralism’ (Filatotchev et al., 2021) in a paradigm that is exclusively positivist and functional.

Pimedusest:

When ways of knowing become hegemonic, epistemic blindness inevitably leads to forms of epistemic erasure that negate or subjugate alternate knowledges through discursive processes that construct them as ‘traditional’, ‘superstition’, or ‘ethnoscience’ (Sharma, 2021).

Väide lugemishuvi süvendamiseks:

I argue that both open systems perspective and indigenous theory development results in the depoliticization of contexts arising from a conflation between indigenous and Indigenous. […] Rebranding conventional management theories to address so-called ‘grand challenges’ like climate change, poverty, sustainability and inequality is not the answer.

Vihje kokkuvõttest:

a decolonial perspective should not incorporate multiple contexts into some fictitious ‘holistic and valid’ black box. Rather than attempt to subject all other worlds to the rules of a universalized Western world a decolonial perspective asks us to imagine a ‘pluriverse’ – a world in which many worlds coexist and where everything is connected to everything else.

Bobby Banerjee, S. (2021) Decolonizing Management Theory: A Critical Perspective. Journal of Management Studies.