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Investigating Being in Organizations and Leadership

A Phenomenological Alternative

Authors: Møller, Kim Malmbak Meltofte, Fast, Michael

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  • Presents a critical, philosophical approach to organization studies
  • Offers an understanding of a phenomenology of organization and management
  • valuable reading for those working on philosophy of business, critical organization studies and alternate philosophy of organization
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This book discusses the ontological foundation for organizational analysis and organizational life from a phenomenological perspective. The objective of this book is to provide the reader with an understanding of organizations that adequately takes into account the current philosophical knowledge regarding human nature. A key result of this analysis is that organizations are existentially founded human experiences of emotions, ethics, culture and narrative. This understanding of organizations is furthermore complicated by the existence of concepts of power, relationship, interaction and identity, which all can be perceived as contradicting notions of objectivity, professionalism and rationalism. The question is not whether this is an easy description to navigate nor apply, but rather where we go from here.

 

This book would be of interest to students and scholars working on the philosophy of business, and academics in critical organization studies and alternative philosophy of organization. The book would also be of interest to people in all organization trying to understand everyday of dilemmas and contradictions.


About the authors

Michael Fast, Ph.D., is Docent and Head of Research at Business, University College of Northern Denmark. He holds a Ph.D. from Aalborg University and worked there as Research Leader. Main research interest are in organization, leadership, philosophy of science, and qualitative methods - all on understanding development of people and organizations, and of social science and business.

Kim Malmbak Meltofte Møller, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor in Management Philosophy and Organizational Development at Aalborg University, Denmark. His main research is inter-disciplinary such as phenomenology of management philosophy, epistemology, organizational culture, sustainability and ethics. He has a cross-disciplinary PhD in the study of cognition at Aalborg University.


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction to the Philosophical Investigation of Being in Organizations

    Pages 1-9

    Møller, Kim Malmbak Meltofte (et al.)

  • The Individuality of Experience in Organizational Life

    Pages 11-28

    Møller, Kim Malmbak Meltofte (et al.)

  • The I and the Becoming of Social Being

    Pages 29-43

    Møller, Kim Malmbak Meltofte (et al.)

  • Organizational Dialectics and the Becoming of the Organization

    Pages 45-64

    Møller, Kim Malmbak Meltofte (et al.)

  • Leadership as the Direction of Being

    Pages 65-74

    Møller, Kim Malmbak Meltofte (et al.)

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eBook £35.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-58138-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £44.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Investigating Being in Organizations and Leadership
Book Subtitle
A Phenomenological Alternative
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-58138-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-58138-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-58137-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 99
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