Too Beautifual to be True? Canons of Beauty in Organization and Management Theory
Speaker: Santi Furnari (City University, London)
Time: Wednesday, 26th of April at 10.30am (EST) / 3.30pm (London) / 8.00pm (Delhi). This webinar is scheduled for 90 minutes (incl. Q&A).
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Theories are usually evaluated on the grounds of rigor and logic, but what is beauty in theory and theorizing? And do we need to expand our established conceptions of what constitutes a "beautiful theory"? In this webinar, we'll unpack some of the aesthetic assumptions commonly underlying theory and theorizing in the social sciences, discussing possible alternative forms of theorizing for the future.
About the speaker:
Santi Furnari is Professor of Strategy and Associate Dean for Executive Education at Bayes Business School, City, University of London. He has held visiting faculty positions at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge and the University of Chicago. His research has been published in leading academic journals, such as the Academy of Management Review, Management Science, Organization Science, Journal of Management, Organization Studies, and Strategic Organization (among others). His paper titled "Interstitial Spaces" has received the AMR Best Paper Award for the best paper published in the Academy of Management Review in 2014. He is Senior Editor at the journal Organization Studies and serves on the Editorial Boards of Organization Theory, Strategic Organization and Journal of Management Studies. From 2019 to 2022, Santi served as the Representative-at-large of the Organization and Management Theory (OMT) Division of the Academy of Management.
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