This article contributes to the debate by arguing that addressing the core concept underpinning accelerationism and helps to unpack a number of key assumptions on the nature of capitalism, identifying areas offering new and productive insights into organisation and organisations. The scope of the article will be to examine the accelerationist literature, in particular, the core principles first emerging in the prehistory of accelerationism and further developed through the various waves and iterations of the concept.
The paper offers a conceptual approach to accelerationism.
It develops a critical literature review and uses a process of exemplification to highlight insights for organisation and organisations.
The paper concludes that the underpinnings of accelerationism are not well understood and thus much of the critique misses the more intriguing and interesting insights from the cluster of ideas at its core.
The scope of the paper is to provide a coherent and accessible way to navigate through a complex and demanding series of concepts. The value of the paper is that it helps to identify potential insights relevant to management, marketing and organisational scholars.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1175-1187
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Organizational Change Management
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 18 Feb 2021


  • Accelerationism
  • Deleuze and Guattari
  • speed
  • capitalism
  • technology
  • social theory

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