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Entrepreneurs of the self: The development of management control since 1976

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    This review article considers some of the key management control articles published in AOS through the theoretical lens of Foucault's 1978/9 lectures on neo-liberalism and biopolitics. In these lectures Foucault analyses the shift from classical liberalism to what he describes as American neo-liberalism, the birth of biopolitics and the understanding of humans as entrepreneurs of the self. Foucault set out in the late 1970s what is now strikingly apparent in 2015 – the spread of neo-liberalism universally to domains which were previously thought to be “non-economic”, specifically, and for the purposes of this paper, to human-beings.

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    Volume (Year): 47 (2015)
    Issue (Month): C ()
    Pages: 14-24

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:aosoci:v:47:y:2015:i:c:p:14-24
    DOI: 10.1016/j.aos.2015.10.004
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