Why has Organization Theory forgotten the Quakers?

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dc.contributor.authorKavanagh, Donncha-
dc.contributor.authorBrigham, Martin-
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-16T14:48:10Z-
dc.date.available2018-04-16T14:48:10Z-
dc.date.issued2016-07-09-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10197/9331-
dc.description32nd European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS) Conference, Naples, Italy, 7-9 December 2016en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper argues that there is much to be learned about the power of ideas and habitus through looking back at how the Quakers—who have been largely forgotten and overlooked in management studies’ founding narratives—were organized and how they ran their businesses. The paper presents a brief history of the Quakers focusing on the beliefs and practices that contributed to their success from 1650 to c. 1880, and which also contributed to their demise from the latter part of the nineteenth century onwards and early decades of the twentieth century. We identify changes in nineteenth century corporate law, changing density of family networks and business clusters, the rise of new managerial elites particularly in the US, an increasing dualism between personal and company values, and the structure and practices of liberal Quaker worship and action in the world, as explaining the demise of Quaker businesses in the early twentieth century. We also reflect on the various lessons that can be learned through studying the Quakers and their approach to management for the future of management and organization studies. We conclude that this would be a prescient time to recover a focus on authenticity and play, to embrace and act morally and experimentally.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectQuakersen_US
dc.subjectOrganization theoryen_US
dc.titleWhy has Organization Theory forgotten the Quakers?en_US
dc.typeConference Publicationen_US
dc.internal.authorcontactotherdonncha.kavanagh@ucd.ieen_US
dc.internal.webversionshttps://www.egosnet.org/2016_naples/general_themeen_US
dc.statusPeer revieweden_US
dc.neeo.contributorKavanagh|Donncha|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorBrigham|Martin|aut|-
dc.description.adminAuthor included Connolly, J., Gaggiotti, H., Peltonen, T. as editors, added checkdate for published version...en_US
dc.internal.rmsid717517366-
dc.date.updated2017-09-04T16:22:40Z-
dc.rights.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/en
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