Organizational aesthetics, both as a body of theory and a method of inquiry, is a rapidly expanding area of the organizational sciences. The Aesthetics of Organization accessibly draws key contributions delineating the emerging parameters of the field. It explains the significance of concepts devised by postmodern thinkers, through which emerge meaning and order in organizations. Methodological problems associated with investigations of the aesthetic are also highlighted so the reader can identify and understand the importance of recent ideas on vision, perspective and periphery for learning in organizations. Through the contributions of leading international theorists, organizational aesthetics is defined in greater

Resurfacing an Aesthetics of Existence as an Alternative to Business Ethics

Resurfacing an Aesthetics of Existence as an Alternative to Business Ethics

Resurfacing an aesthetics of existence as an alternative to business ethics

If one looks far enough two approaches to ethics may be discerned: codes of behaviour and forms of subjectification (Johnson, 1996: 30; Thacker, 1993). Codes of behaviour refer to collective rules of conduct that exist over and above individual bodies in the world. They can be used to legitimate, or prove right or wrong, independent actions. Forms of subjectification refer to individuals constituting themselves as subjects of moral conduct through the development of relationships with the self: relationships for self-reflection, self-examination or self-aesthetics, relationships for the decipherment of the self by oneself. Systems of morality comprise both elements, but in some societies the emphasis ...

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