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Management philosophy and tools (Editions EMS)

Philosophie et outils de gestion. Entre dévoilement des impenses et nouvelles potentialités de théorisation

Patrick Gilbert, Damien Mourey (Dir.)

EMS, 2021, 324 p.

Book labelled by the Collège de Labellisation de la FNEGE (2022), in the category "Ouvrage de Recherche Collectif


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Management tools are usually considered as vile and negligible objects. Unthought of, they become invisible. And yet, their influence is considerable.

Against common sense, the authors argue that philosophy is fundamental to the development of the theory of organizations on which the various conceptualizations of management tools are based. On the one hand, theorizing efforts reflect philosophical presuppositions that act as a framing of what is possible, thinkable and desirable in the conduct of research activities. On the other hand, philosophers' thoughts are the source of conceptual distinctions that open up new potentialities for theorizing and action.

To support this conviction, specialists particularly recognized in the management sciences have come together around Patrick Gilbert and Damien Mourey to produce a unique book. Their contributions, guided by a pedagogical concern, convincingly show that the thought of some great philosophers constitutes a promising stimulus for understanding management tools in their relationship to organizations.

Contributors to this book: Franck Aggeri, Annick Ancelin-Bourguignon, Yoann Bazin, Claire Dambrin, Hervé Dumez, Philippe Eynaud, Patrick Gilbert, Bénédicte Grall, Christophe Greffet, Amaury Grimand, Adrien Laurent, Damien Mourey, Alvin Panjeta, Nathalie Raulet-Croset

The authors presented in this book: Hannah Arendt, Roland Barthes, Zygmunt Bauman, François Dagognet, Gilles Deleuze, Michel Foucault, Jürgen Habermas, Ian Hacking, Bruno Latour, Emmanuel Levinas, Georg Lukács, Charles Sanders Peirce, Gilbert Simondon.


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