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    Structural Correspondence Between Organizational Theories.Herman Aksom & Svitlana Firsova - 2021 - Philosophy of Management 20 (3):307-336.
    Organizational research constitutes a differentiated, complex and fragmented field with multiple contradicting and incommensurable theories that make fundamentally different claims about the social and organizational reality. In contrast to natural sciences, the progress in this field can’t be attributed to the principle of truthlikeness where theories compete against each other and only best theories survive and prove they are closer to the truth and thus demonstrate scientific knowledge accumulation. We defend the structural realist view on the nature of organizational theories (...)
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    Correction To: Ecological Management: A Research Agenda.Vincent Blok - 2021 - Philosophy of Management 20 (3):387-387.
    A Correction to this paper has been published: doi 10.1007/s40926-021-00177-x.
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    Envisioning the Aesthetic Firm.John Dobson - 2021 - Philosophy of Management 20 (3):355-368.
    This paper draws on the work of Alain Badiou and Martin Heidegger to construct a postructural theory of the firm. The ideal firm is conceived as a technology that facilitates a technology-free void/site of potential. For actors within this firm to be ethical requires their achievement of human subjecthood through aesthetic fidelity to the site-induced events. Heidegger’s concerns regarding the enframing effects of technology and his recognition of the truth-revealing qualities of art, are incorporated here into a theory of the (...)
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    Dispute Resolution as an Ethical Phantasm: Alternative Justice Under the Spell of Law.Bart Jansen - 2021 - Philosophy of Management 20 (3):293-306.
    Alternative dispute resolution is a collective noun for all kinds of alternative methods to formal dispute resolution. Business ethics attempts to theorize the different forms of normative coordination of corporate acts that remain within the lifeworld and outside the formal sphere of the legal system. In this context, business ethics could offer a positive approach to ADR, as ADR would be an effective, practical form of casuistry ethics. In this manner, concrete conflicts of interest and disagreements between economic actors could (...)
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    Aesthetic Exploration of Organizational Theatrics: A Case of Tata Motors’ Jaguar Land Rover Acquisition.Koel Nath & Rohit Dwivedi - 2021 - Philosophy of Management 20 (3):369-386.
    This paper aims to critically analyze one of the most impactful events reported from the Indian corporate scenario in recent years, from the premise of its aesthetic underpinnings. Our focus is on the ambitious 2008 all cash cross-border acquisition of Jaguar and Land Rover businesses by Tata Motors Limited from Ford Motor Company, US. This move not only added stature to the already reputed brand but was also instrumental in positioning India in the global automotive arena. Using the Natyasastra, an (...)
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    Pricing for a Common Good: Beyond Ethical Minimalism in Commercial Practices.Javier Pinto-Garay, Ignacio Ferrero & Germán Scalzo - 2021 - Philosophy of Management 20 (3):271-291.
    Pricing policies and fair-trade practices are critical for sustaining commercial relationships between firms and customers. Nevertheless, in current business practices, fairness has been mistakenly reduced to a minimalistic ethic wherein justice only demands legal and explicit norms to which commercial parties voluntarily agree. Aimed at giving a different explanation of commercial agreements, this paper will introduce a Virtue Ethics explanation of the relationship between pricing and the common good by taking up classical concepts related to justice in commerce. In particular, (...)
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    Consumer Complaining Behavior: A Paradigmatic Review.Swapan Deep Arora & Anirban Chakraborty - 2021 - Philosophy of Management 20 (2):113-134.
    Consumer complaining behavior is an important stream of research and practice, as it links the domains of service failure and service recovery. CCB research, although extensive and temporally wide, exhibits a lack of concern for the underlying assumptions of scholarly inquiry. Researchers neither explicitly mention, nor consciously indicate their ontological, epistemological, and methodological assumptions. We systematically identify the extant CCB literature and map it to two well-accepted paradigmatic classifications : 191–207, 1996). Normative or functionalist paradigm with the assumptions of an (...)
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    Is Global Management Knowledge on the Way to Impoverishment?Alexandre Anatolievich Bachkirov - 2021 - Philosophy of Management 20 (2):219-248.
    This article seeks to synthesise three fields of inquiry – management studies, linguistics and cognitive psychology – to explore an arguably emerging phenomenon of global management knowledge impoverishment. To this end, three literatures are reviewed and interrogated for the insights they may provide into the underlying factors affecting global MK: trends in knowledge production, Englishisation of management scholarship and the culturally determined differences in cognition. Arguments are developed through descriptive investigation, discussion and analysis. The central proposition of this article is (...)
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    The Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for the Solution of Soft Systems Methodology.Payam Hanafizadeh, Mohammad Mehrabioun & Ali Mostasharirad - 2021 - Philosophy of Management 20 (2):135-166.
    The results of applying Soft Systems Methodology show that the nature of the solution and improvement in the problem situation involves some ambiguity. This is due to SSM’s theoretical inadequacy in extending multiple conceptual models to an agreed-upon human activity system. In fact, one of the most important and controversial issues in soft operations research is to ensure how the solution has been obtained and to secure whether the conditions under which the solution has been obtained were satisfied. This article (...)
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    Theorizing Relations Between Past, Present and Future: Interactions Between Process and Historical Organizational Studies Through Whitehead’s Process Philosophy.Queila Regina Souza Matitz, Karine Francisconi Chaerki & Sergio Filipe Chaerki - 2021 - Philosophy of Management 20 (2):201-217.
    Our theoretical essay is an attempt to stimulate approximations and interactions between process philosophy - principally as proposed by Alfred North Whitehead - and historical organizational studies. In order to reach this goal, we outline some theoretical and methodological possibilities of intersections among these two perspectives. Following the presentation of central concepts borrowed from a strong view of process, we present organizational history as a continuous emerging process of becoming. Following, we discuss recent literature reviews and attempts to categorize intersections (...)
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    Business and Human Rights, From Theory to Practice and Law to Morality: Taking a Philosophical Look at the Proposed UN Treaty.Ana-Maria Pascal - 2021 - Philosophy of Management 20 (2):167-200.
    This paper considers the UN efforts to introduce a legally binding Treaty on corporate accountability for human rights impacts in the context of other proposed legislation at country level, on the one hand, and existing voluntary initiatives like the UN Guiding Principles, on the other. What we are interested in is whether the proposed Treaty signals a transition from voluntary initiatives to law, and the extent to which it might stimulate or hinder links between judicial and non-judicial initiatives. The scholars (...)
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    Would Plato Have Banned the Management Consultants?David Shaw - 2021 - Philosophy of Management 20 (2):101-111.
    Plato decided that the poets, that is, all creative writers, should be banned from his ideal state. He objected to the claim that they imparted knowledge to their audiences. The poets gave no explanation of the basis for the stories that they told or the conclusions to which those stories led. Plato denied the validity of any claim to knowledge that was not accompanied by an account that justified the claim. Management scholars make comparable objections to management consultants. They argue (...)
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    Review of Innovation, Ethics and Our Common Futures: A Collaborative Philosophy by Rafael Ziegler. [REVIEW]Job Timmermans - 2021 - Philosophy of Management 20 (2):249-255.
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    Review of Innovation, Ethics and Our Common Futures: A Collaborative Philosophy by Rafael Ziegler: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2020, 200 Pp, 978-1789904536. [REVIEW]Job Timmermans - 2021 - Philosophy of Management 20 (2):249-255.
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    Ecological Management: A Research Agenda: Guest Editorial.Vincent Blok - 2021 - Philosophy of Management 20 (1):1-4.
    This editorial sketches the relevancy and urgency of philosophical reflection on issues in ecological management. It subsequently provides a research agenda for future research on ecological management in the field of philosophy of management. Finally, it introduces the three articles that are part of this special issue.
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    Ecological Management: A Research Agenda: Guest Editorial.Vincent Blok - 2021 - Philosophy of Management 20 (1):1-4.
    This editorial sketches the relevancy and urgency of philosophical reflection on issues in ecological management. It subsequently provides a research agenda for future research on ecological management in the field of philosophy of management. Finally, it introduces the three articles that are part of this special issue.
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    The Value of Autoethnography in Leadership Studies, and its Pitfalls.Jan Deckers - 2021 - Philosophy of Management 20 (1):75-91.
    The field of leadership studies frequently focuses on defining leadership traits in abstraction from the context in which leadership operates. The first aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of reasons why this might be the case. Reasons include: leadership studies being dominated by the perspectives of leaders; the lack of definition and visibility of followership studies; the status and limitations of much qualitative research; and a predominant focus on good leadership. Consequently, many people who experience the (...)
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    Leaving Productivism Behind: Towards a Holistic and Processual Philosophy of Ecological Management.Pasi Heikkurinen, Toni Ruuska, Anna Kuokkanen & Sally Russell - 2021 - Philosophy of Management 20 (1):21-36.
    This article examines parallels between the increasing mental burnout and environmental overshoot in the organisational context. The article argues that there is a particular philosophy of management that connects these two phenomena of overshoot and burnout, namely productivism. As there are boundaries in all ecological processes and systems, the productivist aim of having ever more output and growth is deemed absurd. It is proposed that productivity as a management philosophy not only leads to mental ill-health in organisations but also to (...)
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    Towards Ecological Management: Identifying Barriers and Opportunities in Transition From Linear to Circular Economy.Helen Kopnina - 2021 - Philosophy of Management 20 (1):5-19.
    This article will discuss the concepts of Cradle to Cradle and Circular Economy in relation to sustainable production involving philosophical debates on economic growth, and the risk of subversion of managerial practice to business as usual. The case study is based on the assignments submitted by Masters students as part of a course related to sustainable production and consumption at Leiden University in The Netherlands. Some of the supposedly best practice cases placed on the website of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (...)
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    Theonomous Business Ethics.Payman Tajalli - 2021 - Philosophy of Management 20 (1):57-73.
    In this paper I engage the theonomous ethics of Paul Tillich to argue that morality is a matter of conviction and concern not determination of right or wrong, and moral imperative is not about doing what “right” is, rather it is the self-actualisation of individual through her intersubjective relationships. The motivational force behind self-actualisation stems from the strength of one’s hold on “ultimate concern”, and not the content of “ultimate concern” that maybe referred to by various names including God. The (...)
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    Circular Economy – Reducing Symptoms or Radical Change?Amsale Temesgen, Vivi Storsletten & Ove Jakobsen - 2021 - Philosophy of Management 20 (1):37-56.
    In this article, we address why our management of the economy, community and business has led to global warming and we discuss the importance of worldviews, ontology, epistemology and axiology in the search for alternative paths of development. We do this by focusing on the concept of Circular Economy. Circular Economy is often presented as a solution to the problems of a globalized economy in the form of over-exploitation of resources, climate change and pollution of the environment. Within the mainstream (...)
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    Kenny’s Whistleblowing and Stanger’s Whistleblowers. [REVIEW]Wim Vandekerckhove - 2021 - Philosophy of Management 20 (1):93-98.
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  23. Hume and Kant and Managers Epistemology. An Interview with Paul Griseri.Wim Vandekerckhove - 2021 - Philosophy of Management.
    This article is a transcript of an interview with the previous editor-in-chief of Philosophy of Management. It discusses his career, the use of and hopes for field of philosophy of management, and leading the journal.
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