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    Centre of Sociological Research


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    University of Szczecin (Poland)

    Széchenyi István University, (Hungary)

    Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania)

    Alexander Dubcek University of Trencín (Slovak Republic)

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On bullshit management – the critical management studies perspective

Vol. 12, No 1, 2019

Łukasz Sułkowski,


Jagiellonian University


ORCID 0000-0002-1248-2743

On bullshit management – the critical management studies perspective




Abstract. Harry Frankfurt established the discourse about “bullshit” in social sciences. However, in business and economics the concept is not that widely used. The purpose of this study is to explain the concept of “bullshit management”. The method of research is qualitative, systematic literature review which includes bibliographical data from the Internet databases. The results leads us to two main meanings of “bullshit management”. The first one is “humbug” language in business practice and the second is pseudo-scientific discourse in management theory. CMS could be the theoretical background for “bullshit management” thinking. In conclusion we underline that the critical approach to “bullshit management” could play the Ockham’s razor role.


Received: November, 2018

1st Revision: January, 2019

Accepted: March, 2019


DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2019/12-1/18

JEL ClassificationM10, M21

Keywords: bullshit management, critical management studies