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MacIntyre on virtue and organization.

Beadle, R. and Moore, G. (2006) 'MacIntyre on virtue and organization.', Organization studies., 27 (3). pp. 323-340.


This paper introduces the work of moral philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre in the area of virtue and organization. It aims to provide one point of entry to MacIntyre’s work for readers who have not been introduced to it and makes some novel suggestions about its development for those who have. Following some initial comments on MacIntyre’s approach to social science, it traces the development of his ideas on organization from 1953 to 1980, before outlining the general theory of virtues, goods, practices and institutions which emerged in the publication of his seminal After Virtue in 1981. Finally, the paper outlines some of the uses to which these ideas have been put in the organizational literature.

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Keywords:MacIntyre, Virtues-practice-institution.
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Record Created:26 Aug 2008
Last Modified:17 Aug 2011 09:52

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