Investigating Being in Organizations and Leadership: A Phenomenological Alternative

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Abstract

This book is the result of decades of research experience in organizational life and human existence. It is the result of a desire to understand, to change things and make a difference. To shed light on our existence and on social structures regarding organizations and leadership in organizations that is currently locking us into certain perspectives regarding the future and limiting us in our thinking and acting. Through the existential discussions in this book it is shown that any perception is always a result of emotional, historical and ethical considerations, which entails that all considerations, argumentations and scientific endeavors are always in relation to a context, position or individual. By accepting this notion, any theoretical description must take into account its relation to society and other relevant contexts. As such, theories and any related statements cannot be said to be neutral, objective, or in any other manner detached from their context and values therein, since they are a part of our perception and of the discourses in society. The book is a possible alternative to what has been for decades the dominant business economic trends and perspectives on organizational and management research. With the current need to think and act in relation to environmental, political and societal change and responsibilities, we hope that this book can serve as one of the starting points for the upcoming (r) evolution within organizational research and practice.
Translated title of the contributionEn fænomenologisk undersøgelse af væren i organisationer og ledelse.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages100
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-58137-4
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-58138-1
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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