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Making Global MBAs : The Culture of Business and the Business of Culture / Andrew Orta.

Author/Creator:
Orta, Andrew author., Author,
Publication:
Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (256 pages)
Series:
California Series in Public Anthropology ; 47
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Business education -- United States.
Globalization.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
A generation of aspiring business managers has been taught to see a world of difference as a world of opportunity. In Making Global MBAs, Andrew Orta examines the culture of contemporary business education, and the ways MBA programs participate in the production of global capitalism through the education of the business subjects who will be managing it. Based on extensive field research in several leading US business schools, this groundbreaking ethnography exposes what the culture of MBA training says about contemporary understandings of capitalism in the context of globalization. Orta details the rituals of MBA life and the ways MBA curricula cultivate both habits of fast-paced technical competence and "softer" qualities and talents thought to be essential to unlocking the value of international cultural difference while managing its risks. Making Global MBAs provides an essential critique of neoliberal thinking for students and professionals in a wide variety of fields.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Figures
Acknowledgments
1. Wall Street Goes to the Ends of the Earth
2. Fast Subjects: The Rituals of MBA Training
3. Accounting for Business
4. The Currency of Culture
5. Managing the Margins
6. Partial Answers: The Uses of Ethnographic Capitalist Realism
7. Frontiers of Capitalism
Notes
References
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 06. Apr 2020)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780520974258
OCLC:
1113927300
Publisher Number:
10.1525/9780520974258 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.