'Goods, virtues, practices, institutions' : defending, applying and extending Alasdair MacIntyre's theory of organisation

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Abstract

This PhD by Published Work comprises single and jointly authored papers published between 2002 and 2008. These have sought to defend, apply and extend the work of moral philosopher Alasdair Maclntyre in the context of organisation theory and management studies (OT/MS). The specific contributions they have made are to provide the field of OT/MS with: 1. a thorough review of Maclntyre's thought on organisations and the literature that has used his thinking (publications 1,2,3,8) 2. defences of Maclntyre's position against misinterpretation in the literature (publications 2,3) 3. a rationale for and examples of empirical work that can be conducted within a Maclntyrean framework (publications 4,5,6) 4. an heuristic device through which to structure future work using a MacIntyrean framework (publication 7) An Introduction outlines the extant treatment of Macintyre's work within OT/MS in 2002 and identifies the contribution that the papers make within this context. The publications are considered in three broadly defined sections — defences of Maclntyre's work against misinterpretation, empirical applications of his `goods — virtues — practices — institutions' framework and theoretical extensions to his work. The papers in these sections are briefly appraised in overviews of each. A Conclusion evaluates the contributions made by these papers and outlines their implications for the development of work in the future.
Original languageEnglish
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Mavin, Sharon, Supervisor
Publisher
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 30 Oct 2008

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