David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Social Epistemology 21 (2):151 – 167 (2007)
If we presume an organizational ontology of complex, dynamic change, then what role remains for strategic intent? If managerial action is said to consist of adaptive responsiveness, then what are the foundations of value on the basis of which strategic decisions can be made? In this essay, we respond to these questions and extend the existing strategy process literature by turning to the Aristotelian concept of prudence, or practical wisdom. According to Aristotle, practical wisdom involves the virtuous capacity to make decisions and take actions that promote the "good life" for the "polis". We explore contemporary interpretations of this concept in literature streams adjacent to strategy and determine that practical wisdom can be developed by engaging in interpretative dialogue and aesthetically-rich experience. With these elements in view, we re-frame strategy processes as occasions to develop the human capacity for practical wisdom.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
David Rooney, Tom Mandeville & Tim Kastelle (2013). Abstract Knowledge and Reified Financial Innovation: Building Wisdom and Ethics Into Financial Innovation Networks. Journal of Business Ethics 118 (3):447-459.
Similar books and articles
C. D. C. Reeve (2012). Action, Contemplation, and Happiness: An Essay on Aristotle. Harvard University Press.
Nanshi Wang (2006). Dialectics and Practical Wisdom. Frontiers of Philosophy in China 1 (2):245-253.
Anne M. Phelan (2001). The Death of a Child and the Birth of Practical Wisdom. Studies in Philosophy and Education 20 (1):41-55.
Thomas B. Farrell (1998). Sizing Things Up: Colloquial Reflection as Practical Wisdom. [REVIEW] Argumentation 12 (1):1-14.
Yves René Marie Simon (1991). Practical Knowledge. Fordham University Press.
Ronald M. Polansky (2000). "Phronesis" on Tour: Cultural Adaptability of Aristotelian Ethical Notions. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 10 (4):323-336.
Shaun Gallagher (2007). Moral Agency, Self-Consciousness, and Practical Wisdom. Journal of Consciousness Studies 14 (s 5-6):199-223.
Dennis J. Moberg (2007). Practical Wisdom and Business Ethics Presidential Address to the Society for Business Ethics Atlanta, August 2006. Business Ethics Quarterly 17 (3):535-561.
Esther Roca (2007). Intuitive Practical Wisdom in Organizational Life. Social Epistemology 21 (2):195 – 207.
John Wall (2003). Phronesis, Poetics, and Moral Creativity. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 6 (3):317-341.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads18 ( #91,629 of 1,099,037 )
Recent downloads (6 months)5 ( #58,097 of 1,099,037 )
How can I increase my downloads?