The Oxford Handbook of Phenomenologies and Organization Studies
Phenomenological approaches to Management and Organization Studies offer a means to problematize 'appearances' in the field, allowing us to 'see' things in a different light and uncover what is hidden from our consideration by our theoretical or ideological assumptions. This handbook aims at showing the unexpected richness and diversity of phenomenological and post-phenomenological thinkers such as Husserl, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Arendt, or Scheler, as well as others belonging to the French new phenomenology (Marion, Henry) or the German neo-phenomenology (Schmitz). It also details the contributions of thinkers like Bachelard, Deleuze, or Foucault whose inscription and departures from phenomenology are illuminated. In this process, phenomenologies are historically, critically, and openly discussed by leading scholars while highlighting the interweaving between phenomenologies and other streams such as process studies or critical perspectives. Beyond a theoretical description, the chapters also show how phenomenologies and post-phenomenologies can help management and organization scholars and students to understand a huge variety of contemporary phenomena such as distributed collective activity, artificial intelligence, digitalization of organizational processes, remote work, financial markets and financial instruments, entrepreneurial events, cinematographic organizing of social media, issues of place and emplacement, commons and communalization processes and questions of embodiment and disembodiment at work.
About this Author
Francois-Xavier de Vaujany is full professor of Management and Organization Studies at Universite Paris Dauphine-PSL (DRM). His research deals with new ways of working and organizing and their relationships with digitality. He draws on process philosophy and hermeneutics to conduct in-depth qualitative research of entrepreneurial processes, cinematographic organizing, open science practices, and historical intertwining of management with cybernetics. Jeremy Aroles is a Senior Lecturer in Organisation Studies at the University of York. His research currently focuses on the exploration of new ways of working and the management of cultural institutions. Mar Perezts is a Full Professor at OCE Research Center of Emlyon Business School (France). She pursues transversal, embodied, and meta-theoretical research on organizations, with a strong critical and philosophical focus, relying on qualitative and ethnographic methodologies.
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