The Practice Turn in Organization Research: Towards a Disciplined Transdisciplinarity

Whittington, Richard (2011) The Practice Turn in Organization Research: Towards a Disciplined Transdisciplinarity. Accounting, Organizations and Society, 36 (3). pp. 183-186.


This paper comments on Fauré and Rouleau (2011) and draws out implications for practice-theoretic research in organizations more generally. In particular, it points to the potential for the transdisciplinary application of practice theory, allowing issues, insights and methods to be transferred between all the organization disciplines, not just accounting and strategy. Responding to some recent criticisms of practice-theoretic research in organizations, the paper argues that transdisciplinarity will be fostered by a disciplined approach to practice theory, based on a commitment to social practices, and respect for agency, materiality, discourse, the limits of social scientific knowledge and a refusal of reductionism.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: inter-disciplinary; interdisciplinary; research methods
Subject(s): Strategy; Entrepreneurship & Global business
Centre: Faculty of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and International Business
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2011 09:32
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2015 14:06

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