Critical perspectives on the globally mobile professional and managerial class

Steve McKenna*, M. N. Ravishankar, David Weir

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Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to introduce the papers in the special issue. Design/methodology/approach - A general description of each paper in the special issue is provided. The introduction highlights the need for more research into the broad topic of the global elite. Findings - Research in the social sciences uses a very broad definition of the global elite. It would be helpful in critical management and organization studies and critical international business research, to begin to identify important and key research areas that enable a more critical investigation of whom the global elite are and how they might be studied. Originality/value - This paper introduces five diverse papers that deal with issues pertaining to a global elite and transnational capitalist class.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)118-121
JournalCritical Perspectives on International Business
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 05 May 2015
Externally publishedYes

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  • Critical management
  • Globalization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)


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