Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
This module will address questions about management, organisations, society and ourselves in order to explicate (analyse and develop) the concept of the 'thinking manager'.
The content will consider the consequences of taking management and the manager as an object of philosophical inquiry. It will ask students to study how an understanding of philosophy helps people to become improved managers, both in their working and personal environments, and therefore make organisations better places to work in. The module will address issues including, manager identity, morality, and the use of power and sustainability from a philosophical perspective.
The syllabus is largely formed from the articles the students have to read over the course of the module. Themes/material covered are largely questions and could include; What does management consist of? Key questions? What do managers do?
How can philosophising help managers think about what they do and how to do it? Management is about who we are – as people and professionals
How does management education contribute to management practice? Ethics and management and management as a relational practice
On successful completion of the module the student should be able to:
Students should use the research done for the annotated bibliographies to formulate a ‘research question/topic’ of their own for the critical essay.
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