1st Edition

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy in Organization Studies

Edited By Raza Mir, Hugh Willmott, Michelle Greenwood Copyright 2016
    648 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    648 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    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.