Polyphonic Organisations

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Abstract

For many years, private companies have been intuitively understood as part of the economy in the same way that political parties are considered a part of politics and museums are considered a part of art. Today, concepts are linked together in ways that create immediate wonder. We have coupled concepts such as “the political organisation”, “the learning organisation”, “the expressive organisation”, “the market-oriented political party“, “investment in ethics”, etc. These concepts seduce us and produce new horizons for the workings of business but they also engender scepticism. Is an investment in ethics really ethical? Is a political organisation really social-minded?
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCopenhagen
PublisherDepartment of Management, Politics and Philosophy, CBS
Number of pages28
ISBN (Print)8791181003
Publication statusPublished - 2001
SeriesMPP Working Paper
Number13/2001
ISSN1396-2817

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Åkerstrøm Andersen, N. (2001). Polyphonic Organisations. Copenhagen: Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy, CBS. MPP Working Paper, No. 13/2001