Something old, something new and something puzzling : a commentary on the Schneider-Geiger and Schreyogg debate
Nicolini, Davide. (2009) Something old, something new and something puzzling : a commentary on the Schneider-Geiger and Schreyogg debate. Management Learning, Vol.40 (No.4 Sp. Iss. SI). pp. 487-492. ISSN 1350-5076Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1350507609339698
In this commentary, I suggest that the discussion between Schneider, Geiger, and Schreyogg revives some of the themes of the debate between Habermas and Luhmann, two of the main figures of post-war German social philosophy. Both Habermas and Luhmann put meaning making and knowledge at the centre of their theorization and therefore speak directly to the issue of knowledge and organizing. One of the effects of the discussion between Schneider, Geiger, and Schreyogg is that of enriching the current conversation on these themes and opening new opportunities for future research. In the commentary, however, I also note a tendency to provide a revisionist and edulcorated version of both Habermas' ideas and some of the principles of post-modernism. I therefore ask whether we should resist readings that expunge all the emancipatory potential from radical authors so that they can become usable for managerial purposes. I conclude by purporting the idea that the mission of organizational scholars is to generate knowledge about business but not necessarily for business.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Innovation, Knowledge & Organisational Networks Research Unit
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Industrial Relations & Organisational Behaviour
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School
|Journal or Publication Title:||Management Learning|
|Publisher:||Sage Publications Ltd.|
|Number:||No.4 Sp. Iss. SI|
|Number of Pages:||6|
|Page Range:||pp. 487-492|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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