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Metacapitalism And The Politics Of The New Academy, George M. Mickhail Jan 2002

Metacapitalism And The Politics Of The New Academy, George M. Mickhail

Faculty of Commerce - Papers (Archive)

The salvationary promise of immortality is equally seductive let alone dominant in our personal and professional lives alike. The promise of an institution's global successful salvation is no different to the promise of humans' salvation. It has been the most revered ideal over the ages and religions promise to deliver such salvation. Consulting firms are no different, as they represent the modem religious experience to institutions, private and public alike. The prophets of consulting have been invoking such feelings of 'awe' with their 'symbols', like: Business Process Reengineering, Best Practice and so on, in rituals, such as: MetaCapitalim, engaged ...