By D. Atkinson
Management-science or management-art? this article addresses this query via a philosophy of an art-related administration perform, contributing a paradigmatic thesis of administration practiced as an art-form. It is going past the extension of aesthetic knowing to administration and association examine to help realizing of administration.
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It is rationalized that, if the actions of people can be controlled with the same predictivity as technical elements, then the application of scientiﬁc management will enable successful outcomes and the risk of failure to be averted. Individuals and organizations both assume the status of objective entities. Here the scholar has traditionally sought to support management and organizational practice through a “dominant” process of inductive theorizing. From observations of the subuniverse of the organization and its environment, the role of the academic researcher has been to establish a certain knowledge with which managers may seek to make sense of future performance.
This insight is revealed under the emergent themes of: 1) historicity, 2) creative management, 3) management artwork, 4) philosophy and 5) “audience” clariﬁcation. I argue that, to realize the potential of Degot’s insight, a concept of a management artform requires a (new) deﬁnition of art that transcends any notion of a speciﬁc skills base; whether it be painting, drama, literature, or music or, indeed, management. This is the rationale behind Part II – a need to explore the world of autonomous art.
In Chapter 7 I recognize that, although CTA advances the conjunction of craft, innovation and mimesis, a temporal disconnect exists between the mimetic facilitation engaged in by the artist and the mimetic learning of art’s audience. While this disconnect is theoretically dealt with by CTA’s process of socialization, this is problematic. The aesthetic nature of CTA presents a complex notion that is antecedent to any ontological position. It complicates any suggestion that an art of management might be a useful concept for future empirical study.