Spiritual episteme: sensemaking in the framework of organizational spirituality

Izak, Michal (2012) Spiritual episteme: sensemaking in the framework of organizational spirituality. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 25 (1). pp. 24-47. ISSN 0953-4814

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09534811211199583

Abstract

In the following paper, which draws on the analysis of theoretical sources and uses material from empirical study, organizational spirituality is approached as a discourse with its own rules which condition the possibility and ground the existence of knowledge (episteme). The main aim of the article is an attempt to elucidate discursive formations, show mechanisms, uncover assumptions and thus develop a better understanding of OS. Our journey starts with a brief effort to build a guiding definition of spirituality based on the inductive analysis of different discursive approaches in order to approximate what its ontos is taken to be within the discourse. Thereafter, suggestions regarding conditions of emergence of OS are put forward with a view to abate the consideration of assumptions grounded in this discourse.

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Additional Information:In the following paper, which draws on the analysis of theoretical sources and uses material from empirical study, organizational spirituality is approached as a discourse with its own rules which condition the possibility and ground the existence of knowledge (episteme). The main aim of the article is an attempt to elucidate discursive formations, show mechanisms, uncover assumptions and thus develop a better understanding of OS. Our journey starts with a brief effort to build a guiding definition of spirituality based on the inductive analysis of different discursive approaches in order to approximate what its ontos is taken to be within the discourse. Thereafter, suggestions regarding conditions of emergence of OS are put forward with a view to abate the consideration of assumptions grounded in this discourse.
Keywords:Spirituality, Episteme, Discourse, Functionalism, Organizational spirituality (OS), Organizations, Rationalization, Sensemaking
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N200 Management studies
Divisions:College of Social Science > Lincoln Business School
ID Code:4688
Deposited By: Michal Izak
Deposited On:01 Oct 2011 10:14
Last Modified:04 Dec 2013 21:27

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