Theory U: Rethinking Business as Practical European Philosophy

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Abstract

The recent Carnegie report (Colby, et al., 2011) characterizes the goal of business education as the development of practical wisdom. In this chapter, the authors reframe Scharmer’s Theory U as an attempt to develop practical wisdom by applying certain European philosophical concepts. Specifically, they trace a genealogy of social sculpture, Schwungspiel, poetic creation, and spiritual science, and suggest that Scharmer’s work integrates these concepts into a pragmatic pedagogy that has implications for business practice as well as business education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPerspectives on Theory U : Insights from the Field
EditorsOlen Gunnlaugson, Charles Baron, Mario Cayer
Number of pages10
Place of PublicationHershey, PA
PublisherIdea Group Publishing
Publication date2014
Pages234-243
Chapter15
ISBN (Print)9781466647930, 1466647930
ISBN (Electronic)9781466647947
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Monthoux, P. G. D., & Statler, M. (2014). Theory U: Rethinking Business as Practical European Philosophy. In O. Gunnlaugson, C. Baron, & M. Cayer (Eds.), Perspectives on Theory U: Insights from the Field (pp. 234-243). Hershey, PA: Idea Group Publishing.
Monthoux, Pierre Guillet de ; Statler, Matt . / Theory U : Rethinking Business as Practical European Philosophy. Perspectives on Theory U: Insights from the Field. editor / Olen Gunnlaugson ; Charles Baron ; Mario Cayer. Hershey, PA : Idea Group Publishing, 2014. pp. 234-243
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Monthoux, PGD & Statler, M 2014, Theory U: Rethinking Business as Practical European Philosophy. in O Gunnlaugson, C Baron & M Cayer (eds), Perspectives on Theory U: Insights from the Field. Idea Group Publishing, Hershey, PA, pp. 234-243.

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Perspectives on Theory U: Insights from the Field. ed. / Olen Gunnlaugson; Charles Baron; Mario Cayer. Hershey, PA : Idea Group Publishing, 2014. p. 234-243.

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