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Towards a philosophy of organisation sciences: A declaration of the principles of the SPSG

Erwan Lamy (Novancia, Paris, France)
Yoann Bazin (ISTEC, Paris France)
Laurent Magne (ISG Paris, Paris, France)
Baptiste Rappin (ESM-IAE de Metz, Université de Lorraine, Metz, France)

Society and Business Review

ISSN: 1746-5680

Article publication date: 8 July 2014




This study aims to investigate a declaration of the principles of the Société de Philosophie des Sciences de Gestion/Society for the Philosophy of Organisation sciences (SPSG). Organisation sciences still need to be questioned and rendered more complex, even mistreated, and the concepts they apply have yet to be clarified, mastered and organised to go beyond management ideologies that obscure the project to develop a genuine science, with pseudo-rationalisation replacing real thought.


This task could be accorded to a philosophy of organisation sciences that should be understood as a “philosophy of science of organisation sciences”.


The aim of such a philosophical programme is twofold: to expose the presuppositions and predispositions of organisation scholars and to analyse and clarify their scientific theories and concepts.


The ambition of the SPSG is to contribute to the development of that philosophical programme.



Lamy, E., Bazin, Y., Magne, L. and Rappin, B. (2014), "Towards a philosophy of organisation sciences: A declaration of the principles of the SPSG", Society and Business Review, Vol. 9 No. 2, pp. 153-165.



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