MacIntyre on virtue and organization

Beadle, Ron and Moore, Geoff (2006) MacIntyre on virtue and organization. Organization Studies, 27 (3). pp. 323-340. ISSN 0170-8406

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This paper introduces the work of moral philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre in the area of virtue and organization. It aims to provide one point of entry to MacIntyre’s work for readers who have not been introduced to it and makes some novel suggestions about its development for those who have. Following some initial comments on MacIntyre’s approach to social science, it traces the development of his ideas on organization from 1953 to 1980, before outlining the general theory of virtues, goods, practices and institutions which emerged in the publication of his seminal After Virtue in 1981. Finally, the paper outlines some of the uses to which these ideas have been put in the organizational literature.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Selected for Special issue: In Search of Organizational Virtue: Moral Agency in Organizations, Editor: R.P. Nielson. The first systematic literature review of the development and reception of Macintyre’s thought on virtue and organizations. Cited in a further leading review of MacIntyre’s work (Knight, 2007).
Subjects: N200 Management studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2008 09:53
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 10:05

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