Problematizing practice: MacIntyre and management

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Show simple item record Kavanagh, Donncha 2016-06-24T08:52:30Z 2016-06-24T08:52:30Z 2013-01-01
dc.identifier.citation Kavanagh, D. (2013) 'Problematizing practice: MacIntyre and management', Organization, 20(1), pp.103-115. en
dc.identifier.volume 20 en
dc.identifier.issued 1 en
dc.identifier.startpage 103 en
dc.identifier.endpage 115 en
dc.identifier.issn 1350-5084
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/1350508412460994
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 like Organization. Yet his conceptual frame is limited, not least because it is unclear whether the activity of managing is, or is not, a practice. This article 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 article 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.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Sage Publications en
dc.rights © The Author 2012 en
dc.subject Ethics en
dc.subject Management en
dc.subject Phronesis en
dc.subject Practice en
dc.subject Virtue ethics en
dc.subject Modern virtue ethics en
dc.subject Business school en
dc.subject Organization en
dc.subject Ideas en
dc.title Problematizing practice: MacIntyre and management en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) 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 Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Organization en
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