Studying reflecting on becoming: some philosophical reference points

Viktor Dörfler, Marc Benjamin Stierand, Laura Zizka

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Abstract

We developed a systemic process framework for reflecting on becoming that we currently employ to study graduate students’ reflecting on becoming. We describe the process of reflecting on becoming as a systemic process of continuous self-making and discuss some philosophical reference points by building on process philosophy. We conclude that, in order to achieve understanding in a study following process philosophy, researchers need to liberate themselves from the predominantly normative and positivist approaches and embrace the notion of research indirection so as to immerse themselves in the phenomena unfolding around them, attending to their sensual as well as mental experiences.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sep 2017
EventBAM 2017: 31st Annual Conference of the British Academy of Management - Warwick University, Coventry, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 Sep 20177 Sep 2017
https://www.bam.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info?id=3178

Conference

ConferenceBAM 2017: 31st Annual Conference of the British Academy of Management
Abbreviated titleBAM 2017
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCoventry
Period5/09/177/09/17
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Keywords

  • process philosophy
  • process approach
  • reflection
  • reflexivity

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    Dörfler, V., Stierand, M. B., & Zizka, L. (2017). Studying reflecting on becoming: some philosophical reference points. Paper presented at BAM 2017: 31st Annual Conference of the British Academy of Management, Coventry, United Kingdom.