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The Practical Wisdom in Leadership and Organization Series

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The Practical Wisdom in Leadership and Organization Series provides a platform for authors to articulate wiser ways of managing and leading and of reassessing both practice within organizational settings and organizational research. Books in this series focus on the art and practice of inquiry and reflexivity and explicitly connect with challenges and issues of 'praxis' in the field of organization and management, be that academic research or in situ management practice. Rather than offering closure and final answers, contributions to this series invite further critical inquiry, cross-disciplinary conversations and explorations. The aim is to engage authors and readers - students, academics and practitioners alike - in inspiring, reflexive and critical dialogue. By thus engaging readers, we hope that these books play an important role in informing, teaching and learning in educational contexts and public forums as well as among practitioners and in management boardrooms.

Dr Ali Intezari (PhD) is a Senior Lecturer at UQ Business School, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. He specializes in the study of Wisdom, Decision-making, Knowledge Management, and human-technology interaction. His peer-reviewed research appears in the very top international journals such as Decision Sciences, International Journal of Information Management, Internet Technology & People, Journal of Knowledge Management, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Journal of Business Ethics, and Journal of Management Inquiry. Dr. Intezari is the lead author of the book, "Wisdom, Analytics and Wicked Problems: Integral decision-making in and beyond the information", and the co-editor of "Practical Wisdom in the Age of Technology: Insights, Issues and Questions for a New Millennium", "Practical Wisdom, Leadership, and Culture: Indigenous, Asian, and Middle-Eastern Perspectives", and "Leadership: Regional and Global Perspectives". Dr Intezari is the Associate Editor of the Journal of Management & Organization, and the editorial board member of Journal of Knowledge Management, International Journal of Knowledge Management, and the Journal of Business Ethics Education.

Wendelin Küpers is Professor of Leadership and Organization Studies and academic vice-president at Karlshochschule International University in Karlsruhe, Germany. Combining a phenomenological and cross-disciplinary orientation, his research focuses on embodied, emplaced, emotional, creative and aesthetic dimensions of organising and managing. In his current research and teaching he is focusing on more responsive, responsible and wiser forms of organisations and management/leadership that are contributing towards more integral and sustainable practices. He associate editor of the journal ‘Business Ethics, the Environment and Responsibility’and serves as editorial board member of and reviewer for various journals.


5 Series Titles

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Practical Wisdom, Leadership and Culture Indigenous, Asian and Middle-Eastern Perspectives

Practical Wisdom, Leadership and Culture: Indigenous, Asian and Middle-Eastern Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Ali Intezari, Chellie Spiller, Shih-Ying Yang
May 06, 2022

Despite the growing attention towards the importance of practical wisdom in business today, little research has been done about the concept of practical wisdom in the Indigenous, Asian and Middle-Eastern traditions. Contemporary studies of wisdom are dominated by the philosophical traditions of ...

Wisdom, Analytics and Wicked Problems Integral Decision Making for the Data Age

Wisdom, Analytics and Wicked Problems: Integral Decision Making for the Data Age

1st Edition

By Ali Intezari, David Pauleen
October 15, 2018

The challenges faced by 21st-century businesses, organizations and governments are characterized as being fundamentally different in nature, scope and levels of impact from those of the past. As problems become increasingly complex and wicked, conventional reductive approaches and data-based ...

Wisdom Learning Perspectives on Wising-Up Business and Management Education

Wisdom Learning: Perspectives on Wising-Up Business and Management Education

1st Edition

Edited By Wendelin Küpers, Olen Gunnlaugson
December 09, 2016

In traditional business circles, wisdom is viewed with a certain scepticism, which is in part due to its historical associations with wisdom traditions and spiritual cultures. However, in business today, wisdom is emerging not only as a viable but also a necessary organizational and management ...

Practical Wisdom in the Age of Technology Insights, issues, and questions for a new millennium

Practical Wisdom in the Age of Technology: Insights, issues, and questions for a new millennium

1st Edition

Edited By Nikunj Dalal, Ali Intezari, Marty Heitz
March 23, 2016

The dramatic recent advances and emergent trends in technologies have brought to the fore many vital and challenging questions and dilemmas for leaders and organizations. These are issues that call for a critical, insightful examination of key questions such as: are modern technologies beneficial ...

A Handbook of Practical Wisdom Leadership, Organization and Integral Business Practice

A Handbook of Practical Wisdom: Leadership, Organization and Integral Business Practice

1st Edition

By Wendelin Küpers, David J. Pauleen
August 12, 2013

The current financial and on-going ecological crises have taught us that without practical wisdom, business, organisations and leadership cannot be sustainable. In response to this situation, the Handbook of Practical Wisdom presents a critically informed understanding of wise practices, ...

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