MacIntyre, neo-Aristotelianism and organization theory

Beadle, Ron and Moore, Geoff (2011) MacIntyre, neo-Aristotelianism and organization theory. In: Research in the Sociology of Organizations. Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 32 . Emerald Publishing Group, Bingley, pp. 85-121. ISBN 9780857245953

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In this chapter, we set out to demonstrate how organizational theory and analysis can benefit from the work of the distinguished philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre. In the first part of the chapter we show how MacIntyre's conception of how rival traditions may move towards reconciliation has the potential to resolve the relativist conclusions that bedevil organization theory. In the second part, we show how MacIntyre's ‘goods–virtues–practices–institutions’ general theory provides a framework for reconciling the fields of organization theory and organizational ethics. In the third part, we provide a worked example of these two strands to demonstrate the implications of MacIntyre's philosophy for organizational analysis. We conclude with a research agenda for a distinctively MacIntyrean organization theory.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: ISSN: 0733-558X Series editor: Professor Michael Lounsbury
Subjects: L300 Sociology
N200 Management studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2011 15:38
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 20:07

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