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A Rancièrian method of exploring notions of management and organization through the artistic gaze

A Rancièrian method of exploring notions of management and organization through the artistic gaze

Vandekerckhove, Wim ORCID: 0000-0002-0106-7915 and Emmanuel, Myrtle (2019) A Rancièrian method of exploring notions of management and organization through the artistic gaze. In: Neesham, Cristina and Segal, Steven, (eds.) Handbook of Philosophy of Management. Handbooks in Philosophy . Springer, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 1-13. ISBN 978-3319483528 (doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-48352-8_30-1)

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Abstract

This chapter suggests that Jacques Rancière’s aesthetics of politics can be applied as a method for questioning our understanding of management. We explain the method through demonstration. More precisely, we contrast organization shown in the work of the video artist Francis Alÿs with Gareth Morgan’s seminal palette of images of organization. We argue that Morgan’s metaphors convey a distribution of sensitivities and sensibilities with regard to organization that partition and tie people to particular places and functions in organizations. The work of Alÿs involves a dissensus of that partitioning and hence a rupture of business ethics based on images of self-serving organizations. We assert that this dissensus opens the possibility for a business ethics scholarship that decenters the organization and fundamentally changes how we can ethically speak of organizations, i.e., how we can do business ethics.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: aesthetics of politics, metaphor, Morgan, organizational aesthetics, Rancière, Alÿs
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Centre for Work and Employment Research (CREW)
Faculty of Business > Centre for Work and Employment Research (CREW) > Work & Employment Research Unit (WERU)
Faculty of Business > Department of Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2019 15:59
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/25387

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