Towards a Philosophy of Organisation Sciences: A Declaration of the Principles of the SPSG

Society and Business Review, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 153-165, 2014

Posted: 4 May 2017

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Erwan Lamy

ESCP Europe

Yoann Bazin

ISTEC Ecole Supérieure de Commerce et de Marketing

Laurent Magne

Independent

Baptiste Rapin

Independent

Date Written: 2014

Abstract

Purpose – This study aims to investigate a declaration of the principles of the Société de Philosophie des Sciences de Gestion/Society for the Philosophy of Organisation sciences (SPSG). Organisation sciences still need to be questioned and rendered more complex, even mistreated, and the concepts they apply have yet to be clarified, mastered and organised to go beyond management ideologies that obscure the project to develop a genuine science, with pseudo-rationalisation replacing real thought.

Design/methodology/approach – This task could be accorded to a philosophy of organisation sciences that should be understood as a “philosophy of science of organisation sciences”.

Findings – The aim of such a philosophical programme is twofold: to expose the presuppositions and predispositions of organisation scholars and to analyse and clarify their scientific theories and concepts.

Originality/value – The ambition of the SPSG is to contribute to the development of that philosophical programme.

Keywords: Management, Epistemology, Philosophy of Science, SPSG

JEL Classification: Z00

Suggested Citation

Lamy, Erwan and Bazin, Yoann and Magne, Laurent and Rapin, Baptiste, Towards a Philosophy of Organisation Sciences: A Declaration of the Principles of the SPSG (2014). Society and Business Review, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 153-165, 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2962681

Erwan Lamy (Contact Author)

ESCP Europe ( email )

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Yoann Bazin

ISTEC Ecole Supérieure de Commerce et de Marketing ( email )

12 rue Alexandre Parodi
Paris, 75010
France

Laurent Magne

Independent ( email )

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Baptiste Rapin

Independent ( email )

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