'That miracle of familiar organizational things': Social and moral order in the MBA classroom

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dc.contributor.author Fox, S
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T11:03:11Z
dc.date.issued 2008-01
dc.identifier.citation Organization Studies, 2008, 29 (5), pp. 733 - 761
dc.identifier.issn 0170-8406
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/15808
dc.description.abstract Garfinkels work over the last five decades has created an alternate view of organizational phenomena which has been understood only at the margins of organization studies. His approach is profoundly empirical yet it is not positivist. He does not deny the reality of things but argues that their appearance as objects on any particular occasion is socially constructed. He shows us familiar organizational things in an unfamiliar way: organized phenomena of order in practical detail. This paper specifically examines the moral dimension of Garfinkels approach. When Garfinkel says that members make settings accountable, i.e. `observable and reportable, he means accountable rationally and morally. To explicate this point, the paper examines data from a study of an executive MBA classroom in a way that builds on Macbeths (2003) ethnomethodological study and examines the way in which the social organization of vernacular talk and interaction in the classroom is simultaneously moral organization. Moral order and social order are shown to be inseparably intertwined in and as the practical details of classroom interaction. Endogenously organized sequences of interaction and vernacular discourse accomplish the emergent socio-moral order of the class; a background texture of relevances which becomes a resource within which members shared understandings progress.
dc.publisher Sage Publications
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1177/0170840608088765
dc.title 'That miracle of familiar organizational things': Social and moral order in the MBA classroom
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Organization Studies
dc.journal.volume 5
dc.journal.volume 29
dc.journal.number 5 en_US
dc.publocation London, UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 733 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 761 en_US
dc.cauo.name BUS.School of Management en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 150310 Organisation and Management Theory
dc.personcode 108852
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Organisation and Management Theory en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords ethnomethodological studies of work, conversational analysis, organizational becoming, moral order, classroom interaction en_US
dc.description.keywords ethnomethodological studies of work, conversational analysis, organizational becoming, moral order, classroom interaction
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences/Communication & Learning Group
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)


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