Art, Philosophy, and Business: Turns to Speculative Realism in European Management Scholarship

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Abstract

This article proposes turn-taking as a way to understand how European management scholarship opens up to societal phenomena as play, critique, artistry, and aesthetics co-creating business realities. European management scholarship rests on contributions, still mostly under the Anglo-Saxon publication radar, of people and platforms favoring un-scholastic scholarship where art and philosophy perform reality-checks. Such scholarship shares the ambitions of “speculative philosophy” turning away from “speculative fiction” preaching and defending preconceived ideals. A recent Carnegie Report criticizes the Business School for building speculative castles in the sky. European scholarship might rethink it as an Art School where managerial action is seen as philosophizing in a speculative realism-mode.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Management Journal
Volume33
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)161-167
Number of pages7
ISSN0263-2373
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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