Pragmatism and practice theory

Convergenses or collisions

Anders Buch, Bente Elkjær

Publikation: Konferencebidrag uden forlag/tidsskriftPaper uden forlag/tidsskriftForskningpeer review

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Resumé

Proponents of the ‘practice turn’ in the social sciences rarely mention American pragmatism as a source of inspiration or refer to pragmatist philosophy. This strikes us as not only odd, but also a disadvantage since the pragmatist legacy has much to offer practice theory in the study of organizations. In this paper we want to spell out the theoretical similarities and divergences between practice theory and pragmatism to consider whether the two traditions can find common ground when gazing upon organization studies. We suggest that pragmatism should be included in the ‘tool-kit’ of practice-based studies of organizations.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdatoapr. 2015
Antal sider16
StatusUdgivet - apr. 2015
BegivenhedOLKC 2015: International Conference on Organizational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities - Milano, Italien
Varighed: 9 apr. 201511 apr. 2015

Konference

KonferenceOLKC 2015
LandItalien
ByMilano
Periode09/04/201511/04/2015

Emneord

  • practice theory
  • pragmatism
  • organizational studies

Citer dette

Buch, A., & Elkjær, B. (2015). Pragmatism and practice theory: Convergenses or collisions. Afhandling præsenteret på OLKC 2015, Milano, Italien.
Buch, Anders ; Elkjær, Bente. / Pragmatism and practice theory : Convergenses or collisions. Afhandling præsenteret på OLKC 2015, Milano, Italien.16 s.
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Publikation: Konferencebidrag uden forlag/tidsskriftPaper uden forlag/tidsskriftForskningpeer review

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