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    Parrèsiastic stakeholders: A different approach to ethical institutions (review)
    Journal of Business Ethics 53 (1-2): 39-50. 2004.
    Are we really in need of (new) ethical institutions that regulate and control the ethical quality of corporate behavior? The various scandals (Enron, WorldOnline, Ahold) prove that ethical institutions, as well as deontological codes, public social commitments, social annual reports directly linked to financial overviews, are not enough to prevent fraud, corruption or bribery. Does the existence of those institutions partly provoke and legitimize the unbridled and immense power of organizational…Read more
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    Making Sense of Weick’s Organising. A Philosophical Exploration
    with Hans Wesseling
    Philosophy of Management 15 (3): 221-240. 2016.
    According to Karl Weick, a distinguished scholar in Organizational Behavior and Psychology, the organization cannot be imagined as an architectural design, static and prescriptive, but should be described as a Jazz improvisation, a flexible mental model. By conceiving both the organization and its environment as a social and mental construct, we are able to get a better view on the denotation of the individual factor. In his approach the dichotomy between theory and practice dissolves. The organ…Read more
  • What about the modernistic concept of consciousness?
    In S. Smets J. P. Van Bendegem G. C. Cornelis (ed.), Metadebates on Science, Vub-press & Kluwer. pp. 63. 1999.
  • Debat 21 (edited book)
    with Academie Leo Beyers Voor Kunsten En Leefwetenschappen
    Acco. 1997.
  • Citizenship in Organizations: Practicing the Immeasurable (edited book)
    with Fleur Beyers
    Springer Verlag. 2017.
    This book explores the concept of citizenship, and the role that organizations can or do play in its creation, stimulation and control. Offering multiple organizational perspectives and their relation to several types of output, this work presents a rich collection of philosophical thoughts and practices on the subject of citizenship within and without the organizational context. Particular attention is given to this human aspect, an element of unpredictability, a gut feeling, the unknown... som…Read more
  • Organizing Counter-Conduct
    In Suzan Langenberg & Fleur Beyers (eds.), Citizenship in Organizations: Practicing the Immeasurable, Springer Verlag. pp. 133-155. 2017.
    Is the ability to start and stay in dialogue a hard or a soft skill? Is it a courageous risk to stay in dialogue within an organization? Or is dialogue, interaction, the building block of organizing, and does its neglect lead to disorganizing? Organizations in their broadened context, riveted at state regulations, technology and environmental contingencies, are changing. Under the influence of far-reaching digitalization processes and redesign, management layers disappear in favor of personal re…Read more