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ARTÍCULO
Autonomy and subordination: Virtuous work in light of aristotelian practical knowledge in organizational theory
Autores: Pinto-Garay, J.; Scalzo, G.; Ferrero Muñoz, Ignacio
Título de la revista: BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL ETHICS JOURNAL
ISSN: 0277-2027
Volumen: 40
Número: 1
Páginas: 47 - 80
Fecha de publicación: 2021
Lugar: WOS
Resumen:
This paper aims to integrate the concept of autonomous and subordinated work into Aristotelian organizational theory by enhancing the epistemological framework of neo-Aristotelianism and by adding a Thomistic interpretation of organizational practical knowledge. We sustain that, in order to advance our understanding of the firm in terms of excellence and the common good, the concept of practical knowledge applied to organizational theory requires reflection on the nature of work in modern organizations. For this, we will explain (i) how an organization that aims for excellence is most appropriately defined as a community of autonomous work, (ii) how practical knowledge in organizations must be defined considering work as deliberative production and, finally, (iii) how productivity in organizations is best described when work is envisioned in terms of autonomy and subordination.