Re-searching ethics : towards a more reflexive critical management studies

Brewis, Joanna and Wray-Bliss, Edward 2008, Re-searching ethics : towards a more reflexive critical management studies, Organization studies, vol. 29, no. 12, pp. 1521-1540.

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Title Re-searching ethics : towards a more reflexive critical management studies
Author(s) Brewis, Joanna
Wray-Bliss, Edward
Journal name Organization studies
Volume number 29
Issue number 12
Start page 1521
End page 1540
Publisher Sage Publications
Place of publication London, U. K.
Publication date 2008-12
ISSN 0170-8406
1741-3044
Keyword(s) critical management studies
emancipation
methodology
reflexivity
research ethics
Summary Fournier and Grey (2000) suggest that those inhabiting the contested terrain of Critical Management Studies (CMS) share a commitment to identifying inequality and subordination in organizations and to the associated possibility of emancipation, however this is conceived. Despite their additional claim that one crucial distinction between critical and non-critical management studies is the ‘philosophical and methodological reflexivity’ of the former (Fournier and Grey 2000: 19), our review indicates limits to this reflexivity in CMS’s empirical practices – indeed, we argue these may even be counter-productive with regard to its political allegiances. To encourage wider discussion of these issues, we provide a tripartite framework of understandings of research ethics drawn from within and outside the management academy, and interrogate the opportunities and limitations of each for enriching CMS research.
Language eng
Field of Research 159999 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2008, SAGE Publications
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