The managing of the (third) world

  • Cooke B
  • 60

    Readers

    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • 78

    Citations

    Citations of this article.

Abstract

This paper is about the relationship between management, a First World discipline, and the Third World. Management is widely assumed to apply in organizations in modern, or postmodern, societies. However, a distinctive form of management, Development Administration and Management (DAM), exists and is applied to Third World nation-states, which are deemed in the First World to require modernization. This article sets out the institutional and conceptual separation and crossover between management and DAM. It then goes on to consider DAM in practice, demonstrating how it, and through it management, are complicit in neo-liberal World Bank interventions in the Third World. It concludes by reviewing the implications of the status of DAM, and management, as direct instruments of national-level neo-liberal change.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Development management
  • International development
  • International management
  • Neo-liberalism
  • World Bank

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in

Find this document

Get full text

Authors

  • Bill Cooke

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free