Beyond MacIntyre: grounding the business as practice debate

Show simple item record Kavanagh, Donncha 2016-06-21T15:11:37Z 2016-06-21T15:11:37Z 2012-09
dc.identifier.citation Kavanagh, Donncha (2012) 'Beyond MacIntyre: grounding the business as practice debate,' Irish Academy of Management (IAM) Conference, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, 6-7 September. en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 35 en
dc.description.abstract Alasdair MacIntyre’s distinction between institutions and practices helps illuminate how powerful institutional forces frame and constrain the practice of organizational research as well as the output and positioning of scholarly journals. Yet his conceptual frame is limited, not least because it is unclear whether the activity of managing is, or is not, a practice. This paper builds on MacIntyre’s ideas by incorporating Aristotle’s concepts of poíēsis, praxis, téchnē and phrónēsis. Rather than ask, following MacIntyre, whether management is a practice, this wider network of concepts provides a richer frame for understanding the nature of managing and the appropriate role for academia. The paper outlines a phronetic paradigm for organizational inquiry, and concludes by briefly examining the implications of such a paradigm for research and learning. en
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dc.publisher Irish Academy of Management, IAM en
dc.relation.ispartof Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference
dc.rights © 2012, the author en
dc.subject MacIntyre en
dc.subject Phronesis en
dc.subject Virtue ethics en
dc.subject Management en
dc.subject Aristotle en
dc.title Beyond MacIntyre: grounding the business as practice debate en
dc.type Conference item en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Donncha Kavanagh, Management & Marketing, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: en
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dc.description.status Not peer reviewed en
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dc.internal.conferencelocation Maynooth, Ireland en
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