SWANN, T. and STOBOROD, K., 2014. Did you hear the one about the anarchist manager? Ephemera: theory and politics in organization, 14 (4), pp.591-609.
How many anarchists does it take to start a conversation about anarchism in a
business school? Perhaps the most appropriate punchline is that such a
conversation shouldn’t ever take place at all, never mind the number of
participants. And yet just that conversation did take place, in November 2010. In
fact, the topic of anarchism almost naturally surfaces within discussions of forms
of organising that escape the Procrustean bed of the day-to-day academic
curriculum of business and management studies; at least it does if this special
issue is anything to go by.