Organizing Derrida organizing : deconstruction and organization theory
Rasche, Andreas. (2011) Organizing Derrida organizing : deconstruction and organization theory. Research in the Sociology of Organizations , Vol.32 . pp. 251-280. ISSN 0733-558XFull text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/S0733-558X(2011)00000320...
This chapter explores the connection between the philosophy of Jacques Derrida (i.e. deconstruction) and organizational analysis from an aporetic perspective. In the first part, I introduce Derrida's philosophy as a way to expose the aporetic nature of theorizing about organizations. I label this part of the discussion ‘Organizing Derrida’ as I attempt to organize parts of his philosophy. In the second part of the chapter, after reviewing the existing literature on Derrida and organization theory, I discuss three aporias – regarding environmental adaptation, decision-making and rule following – and show how Derridian philosophy can help us to better understand how the experience of the impossible acts as a necessary limit to our theorizing about the functioning of organizations. I argue that the recognition of aporias turns against well-established oppositions within organization theory and helps us to better understand the rich interplay between the formerly separated poles of these oppositions. This second part is labelled ‘Derrida Organizing’ as it shows what implications Derridian philosophy can have for organization theory.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > International Centre for Governance & Public Management
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School
|Journal or Publication Title:||Research in the Sociology of Organizations|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.|
|Book Title:||Philosophy and Organization Theory|
|Number of Pages:||30|
|Page Range:||pp. 251-280|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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