The Routledge Companion to Philosophy in Organization Studies
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The Routledge Companion to Philosophy in Organization Studies provides a wide-ranging overview of the significance of philosophy in organizations. The volume brings together a veritable "who’s-who" of scholars that are acclaimed international experts in their specialist subject within organizational studies and philosophy.
The contributions to this collection are grouped into three distinct sections:
- Foundations - exploring philosophical building blocks with which organizational researchers need to become familiar.
- Theories - representing some of the dominant traditions in organizational studies, and how they are dealt with philosophically.
- Topics – examining the issues, themes and topics relevant to understanding how philosophy infuses organization studies.
Primarily aimed at students and academics associated with business schools and organizational research, The Routledge Companion to Philosophy in Organization Studies is a valuable reference source for anyone engaged in this field.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Philosophy in Organization Studies: Life, knowledge and disruption Part I: Foundations 1. Ontology: Philosophical discussions and implications for organization studies 2. Epistemology: Philosophical foundations and organizational controversies 3 . Ethical Philosophy, Organisation Studies, and Good Suspicions 4. Methodology: Philosophical underpinnings and their implications Part II: Theories 5. Discourse as organisational and practical philosophy 6. Feminist Organization Theories: Islands of treasure 7. Hermeneutics in Organization Studies 8. Institutional Theory: Reflections on ontology 9. Marxism: A philosophical analysis of class conflict 10. Postcolonial Theory: Speaking back to empire 11. Poststructuralist Theory: Thinking organization otherwise 12. Practice Theory: What it is, its philosophical base, and what it offers organization studies 13. Pragmatism and Organization Studies 14. Psychoanalysis and the Study of Organization 15. Queer Theory 16. Structuration Theory: Philosophical stance and significance for organisational research Part III: Special Topics 17. Aesthetics & Design: An epistemology of the unseen 18. Ageing: The lived experience of growing up and older in organizations 19. Agency at the Intersection of Philosophy and Social Theory 20. Corpus Igitur Ego Sum: Philosophical paradigms and body politics in organization studies 21. Brands: Critical and managerial perspectives 22. Capital as a Neglected, yet Essential, Topic for Organization Studies 23. Commodification and Consumption 24. Commons and Organization: Potentiality and expropriation 25. Conflict Theorising in Organisation Theory: A political philosophical reading 26. Control: Philosophical reflections on the organizational limits to autonomy 27. Corporation: Reification of the corporate form 28. Debt For All: Towards a critical examination of organizational roles in debt practices and financialization 29. Decision-Making: Coping with madness beyond reason 30. Democracy: Philosophical disputes and organizational governance 31. Diversity Studies: The contribution of black philosophers 32. Environment, Extractivism and the Delusions of Nature as Capital 33. Finance: Finding a philosophical fit? 34. Globalization and the Rise of the Multinational Corporation 35. Governance: Changing conceptions of the corporation 36. Historiography and the "Historic Turn" in Organization Theory 37. Humour and Organization 38. Identity and Philosophy in Organizations: A Femini[St]Ne blind spot 39. Inequality and Organizations 40. Justice: Re-membering the other in organizations 41. Leadership: Philosophical contributions and critiques 42. Measurement and Statistics in ‘Organization Science’: Philosophical, sociological, and historical perspectives 43. Needs and Organizations: The case for the philosophical turn 44. Organization and Philosophy: Vision and division 45. Paradigms, the Philosophy of Science and Organization Studies 46. Performativity: Towards a performative turn in organizational studies 47. Power and Organizations: A brief but critical genealogy 48. Quantification as a Philosophical Act 49. Rituals in Organizations: Rupture, repetition, and the institutional event 50. Two Tales About Resistance: Management and philosophy 51. Spirituality, Religion and Organization 52. Strategy, Power and Practice 53. Trust: Foundations and critical reflections 54. Value: An inquiry into relations, forms and struggles 55. Visual: Looking at organization 56. Work: The philosophical limits of an idea in the neoliberal age
Raza Mir is a Professor of Management at William Paterson University, USA. He currently serves as the Chair of the Critical Management Studies Division of the Academy of Management.
Hugh Willmott is the Professor of Management, Cass Business School, City University, London and Research Professor of Organization Studies, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff, UK. He is currently an Associate Editor of Academy of Management Review.
Michelle Greenwood is Professor in Business Ethics at Monash University, Australia. She currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Business Ethics.