A pedagogy of the repressed? Critical management education and the teaching case study
This paper describes our experience in developing a teaching case study in organisational behaviour using a postpositivist approach. We problematise the perception that the teaching case is a positivist method, and instead argue that they are well-suited to a critical management education. We believe that case studies accomplish four tasks relevant to critical management education: they facilitate a critical understanding of relevant theory; illustrate the power and potential of organisational theory to explain and understand organisational failures; they encourage students to understand the limitations of the managerial perspectives on organisational and social problems; and demonstrate the connections between people, organisations and the broader context of society.