Organizational Epistemology: Understanding Knowledge in by Kasra Seirafi

By Kasra Seirafi

This e-book provides an in-depth point of view of data as a basic means of any association instead of simply one other source to be controlled. the writer provides a process-oriented idea of making and employing wisdom directed in the direction of either researchers and practitioners. during this booklet the writer develops normative wisdom administration directions which draw from a different view on wisdom, mentioned within the box of philosophy when you consider that Plato yet ignored via such a lot wisdom administration authors – by way of utilising a philosophically grounded ‘social epistemology’ to corporations. the tips during this e-book demand an open and reflective area of data construction, aligned with objectives and constructions of the association. a variety of examples, box stories, and an program to the most case examine on Seven-Eleven Japan supplement either the descriptive view on wisdom in addition to the normative directions offered during this book.​

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2 we will discuss how organizational action is institutionalized and structured (and hereby resolve the self-referential term “organized”). But before that we will focus on organizational action being directed towards a goal. Goals will play a significant role in our inquiry as they will turn out to be importantly related to the discussion of organizational knowledge. This is because knowledge in organizations ultimately is “practical” knowledge, thus related to an action context which is—among others—also shaped by purposes and goals of human conduct.

2 “Conditio Humana” as the Origin of World-Construction Let us try to uncover the origin of Kant’s proposed world-construction. For sure, it is human subjectivity. But how is the human subject situated and which conditions make world-construction necessary? The answer is implicit in Kant’s theoretical and epistemological ideas but was developed more clearly by later existentialists, phenomenological, and “radical constructivist” thinkers. 19 “(Radical) Constructionism” is an interdisciplinary approach (Glasersfeld, 1995; Maturana & Varela, 1980; Varela, 1991) which goes beyond Kants early reflections.

The way of speaking with patients varies tremendously from that of speaking with physicians (Benner, 1994). , 2005, p. 413). In that situation the nurse tried to tell the physician what was going on with a newborn who required immediate treatment. The doctor did not recognize the urgency of the situation until another (more experienced) nurse “translated” the story of our nurse. The more experienced nurse did so by comparing the actual situation with a similar case from the past. This case was a well known story in the hospital.

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