Knowing in Organizations: Pheno-Practical Perspectives

Knowing in Organizations: Pheno-Practical Perspectives

Wendelin Kupers (Massey University, New Zealand)
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 20
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-976-2.ch010


Based on a phenomenological understanding of knowing and knowledge in organisation, this chapter aims to contribute to an integral perspective on conceptual and methodological research development. Adopting an advanced phenomenological approach, knowing is argued to be an embodied and emotional process. Furthermore, an integral “pheno-practice” is proposed, allowing a more comprehensive and inclusive approach, analyse, and interpretation for investigating processes of knowing in organisations. Following a dynamic, processual turn, the concept of an “inter-knowing” is discussed by which knowing is understood as a relational emerging event. By concluding, some implications for theory and research are provided.

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