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Sub-theme 61: Advancing Enlightenment: Philosophical Ideas and Methods for Organizational Research

Convenors:
Cristina Neesham, Swinburne University Business School, Australia
Andreas Georg Scherer, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Thomas Donaldson, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Session I: Thursday, July 04, 11:00 to 12:30, LB - 4.2
Voices of the Enlightenment and their Relevance Today
Chair: Cristina Neesham
Patricia H. Werhane and David J. Bevan
Adam Smith and the Enlightenment
Discussant(s): Walter Jarvis
Walter Jarvis and Natalia Nikolova
Advancing Enlightenment principles for business practice and education: Cultivating future leaders’ moral accountability via the dignity threshold
Discussant(s): David Bevan
First, the convenors will introduce the sub-theme.
Session II: Thursday, July 04, 14:00 to 15:30, LB - 4.2
Ideas of the Enlightenment: Histories and Geographies
Chair: Andreas Scherer
Michael Assländer
From reason to rationality – The wrong path of enlightenment
Discussant(s): Cristina Neesham
Arran Gare and Cristina Neesham
Reviving methods of speculative philosophy: Towards a new Enlightenment in organization studies
Discussant(s): Bobby Banerjee
Bobby Banerjee
Decolonizing Enlightenment: Perspectives from below
Discussant(s): Michael Assländer
Session III: Friday, July 05, 09:00 to 10:30, LB - 4.2
Enlightening Research Methodology: Perspectives on Science
Chair: Thomas Donaldson
Markus Scholz
Systematicity and organisation studies: Demarcating scientific knowledge from other kinds of knowledge
Discussant(s): Miguel Alzola
Piotr Makowski
Conceptual engineering in Organization and Management Theory. The case of routines research
Discussant(s): Markus Scholz
Miguel Alzola
Organizational ethics as a moral science
Discussant(s): Piotr Makowski
Session IV: Friday, July 05, 11:00 to 12:30, LB - 4.2
Enlightening Research Methodology: Reforming Qualitative and Quantitative Methods
Chair: Cristina Neesham
Stefanie Habersang and Markus Reihlen
Building process theory from qualitative meta-studies: A developmental and performative process approach
Discussant(s): Julia Corvalan
Julia E. Corvalan Ferrario
How does YZ Automotive compete for advantage? Enlightening strategy through an engaged application of the ‘wayfinding’ philosophy
Discussant(s): Jukka Luoma
Jukka Luoma and Joel Hietanen
‘Reflexive modeling’: Injecting creativity, responsibility, expressivity, and humility to quantitative empirical research
Discussant(s): Stefanie Habersang
Session V: Friday, July 05, 14:00 to 15:30, LB - 4.2
Enlightening Research Methodology: Philosophies of Practice
Chair: Andreas Scherer
Hamid H. Kazeroony and Memoona Tariq
Phenomenology, perceptions, and methodology: An allegorical challenge
Discussant(s): Anders Klitmøller
Warren Goodsir, Erling Rasmussen and Coral Ingley
Science with values; knowledge with phronesis: Ontological and epistemological perspectives of phronetic social science
Discussant(s): Hamid Kazeroony
Anders Klitmøller
Affectivity and reflexivity in practice: Towards a Heidegger-Bourdieusian understanding of social action
Discussant(s): Warren Goodsir
Session VI: Saturday, July 06, 09:00 to 10:30, LB - 4.2
Enlightening Agency: Philosophical Approaches
Chair: Thomas Donaldson
Thomas Maak and Nicola M. Pless
Reflective sense and sensibility: How the philosophy of shared agency may enlighten organizational research
Discussant(s): Hector Rocha
Hector Rocha
Enlightening the future with wisdom from the past: Revisiting the intrinsic alignment between personal motives, organizational purpose and societal development
Discussant(s): Ben Wempe
Ben Wempe
The doctor, the teacher, and the pastry chef: Models of leadership in Plato’s Gorgias, Republic, and Laws
Discussant(s): Thomas Maak
Session VII: Saturday, July 06, 11:00 to 12:30, LB - 4.2
Impacts of Technology: Enlightening our Future
Chair: Andreas Scherer
Albert Löhr
Reasoning in the age of digitization
Discussant(s): Marian Eabrasu
Vikram Bhargava and Manuel Velasquez
Making technology addictive: Value, insult, and the attention economy
Discussant(s): Albert Löhr
Marian Eabrasu
What if? Theorizing business simulations through the lenses of counterfactual analysis
Discussant(s): Vikram Bhargava