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Three years ago I was fortunate to be elected Chair of the CMS Division and since then I had had the privilege of serving the Division and putting a great deal of energy along with other members of the Executive Committee and individual members to foster every possibility of criticality within the Academy of Management. At that time my main concerns were to improve the position of the Division within the Academy of Management and promote ideas and initiatives aimed to decolonize both mainstream management and critical management. We achieved important progresses over the last three years in these major fronts but we still have a long way to advance as an open community.
The good news is that this is an important year for critters from different parts of the world to improve the position of the Division within the Academy of Management (and beyond) and put forward decolonizing contributions which can make a difference. The fast advance of the crisis of the Western neoliberal order coincides with two major institutional opportunities for critters this year. First as individual members from different parts of the world we have the unique opportunity to voice our concerns, ideas and wishes by responding the first formal assessment of CMS as a Division. Second, the theme of the AOM Meeting in 2013 – “Capitalism in Question” – put forward by Paul Adler represents a major opportunity for us to engage decisively with the tasks of questioning capitalism(s), modernity(ies) and managerialism(s) from different loci of enunciation and foster conditions to the decolonization of (critical) management and the construction of a world in which many worlds and knowledges can coexist. I am honored to take part of this historical moment of the Division and pleased to invite you all to engage with those opportunities and make a difference.
EBAPE/Fundacao Getulio Vargas
CMS Division Chair