Decolonizing-Recolonizing Curriculum in Management and Accounting

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Fernanda Filgueiras Sauerbronn orcid
João Paulo Resende de Lima orcid
Alexandre Faria orcid


Objective: to reflexively understand how management and accounting decolonial academics in the Global South perceive and respond to the decolonizing curriculum agenda created in the Atlantic North within the hyper-contra-revolutionary context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Theoretical approach: we embrace a decolonizing-recolonizing perspective that challenges reaffirms theory/practice and North/South binarisms that we internalize. Method: we embrace action research based on self-criticism and reflexivity to address the experiences of privileged decolonial scholars. Results: our findings reveal important aspects related to decolonizing-recolonizing dynamics that are occurring in bodies, contexts, and academic spaces. Conclusions: our study reveals that decolonizing the management and accounting curriculum in the South is permeated by difficulties for theoretical delinking, which trigger tensions about the constitution of personal/collective being, the mobilization of intellectual/practical activism, the creation of forms of engagement internal/ external to the academy, transcending the competitive/solidaristic academic action model; the construction of knowledge in extractivist/non-extractivist forms; and the materialization of pluriversal knowledge in academic/nonacademic products. We hope to encourage everyday decolonizing-recolonizing management and accounting education that goes beyond the North/South binarism and curricular reforms led by the counter-revolutionary neoliberal university and its Eurocentric business schools.


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Filgueiras Sauerbronn, F., Resende de Lima, J. P., & Faria, A. (2023). Decolonizing-Recolonizing Curriculum in Management and Accounting. Journal of Contemporary Administration, 27(6), e230050.
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