Acting and knowing in temporary and project-based organizing : turning from the practice world to a liberation praxeology?

Bredillet, Christophe, Hatcher, Caroline A., & Tywoniak, Stephane (2013) Acting and knowing in temporary and project-based organizing : turning from the practice world to a liberation praxeology? In Democratising management, EURAM, Istanbul, Turkey.

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The purpose of this article is to offer a critical discussion about the “practice” lens and its weaknesses in addressing acting and knowledge & competence development in the context of temporary and project-based organizing. I demonstrate that “practice turn” and “phronetic proposal” are dual and opposite perspectives within the “practice” world, none of them being fully relevant to grasp project organizing and that each of them maintain the opposition between the “observer” and the “natives “of the practices. I suggest an alternate style of reasoning in order to address the dissatisfaction in face of problems, antinomies, perplexities and contradictions generated by the dichotomous thinking: a liberation praxeology rooted in Aristotle philosophy aiming, through praxis & phronesis and practical acquired experience & perfecting actualization, at reconciling facts & values and means & ends, and Ethics & Politics in the quest for human happiness and social good through project organizing.

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ID Code: 61688
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: project management, praxis, practice turn, phronesis, project organizing
ISBN: 9789758400355
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 05 Aug 2013 22:35
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2013 04:12

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