Published online: 31 May 2018
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
This is the first editorial I am writing since the journal is included in the Thomson Reuters Web
of Science database. Metrics are still in the process of development, but no doubt this has
further expanded our readership.
The two previous issues were themed special issues
and with the expanded page budget
since volume 17 (each issue is now thicker), what better moment could there be to introduce
our new readers to Philosophy of Management than with this regular issue of the journal. I
have tried a number of times to write down a delineation of what the journal is about. But I
have given up on trying to word such a ‘vision statement’. The journal’s name says it, really:
Philosophy of Management. In all its shapes, forms, sources and destinations.
The articles in this issue are a good start to get a taste of the journal’s breadth. There is a
good variety in here, although these articles do not exhaust the full scope of what the journal
has to offer.
As happens with regular issues, the articles that went to press were simply the
ones in queuing order, cut off by the page budget. Hence I have made no interference in
selecting them from the pool of ‘online first’ papers; it is a random sample as empirical
scholars might say.
When reading the articles again, I noted down some of the philosophers and other thinkers
(who might not silo-qualify as philosophers), which the authors of the articles make use of to
develop their arguments and analyses. That list includes: Arendt, Aristotle, Bourdieu, Dewey,
Freud, Habermas, Husserl, MacIntyre, Mintzberg, Morgan, Pettit, Pico della Mirandola, Pink,
Philosophy of Management (2018) 17:133–135
Issue 16.3 was a special issue on ‘Pragmatism, Art and Management’, guest-edited by Ruth Bereson and Pierre
Guillet de Monthoux (Bereson and de Monthoux 2017);
Issue 17.1 was a special issue on ‘Philosophy of Innovation’, guest-edited by Vincent Blok
For example, Issue 15.1 was a special issue entitled ‘Indian Philosophical Issues - Relevance to Contemporary
Management’, guest-edited by Anindo Battacharjee, Bernard McKenna and Subhasis Ray (Bhattacharjee et al.
2016); and further cultural scope can be found in Hennig (2017) on applying Laozi’s Dao De Jing in business, or
Oppenheim (2017) who makes way to integrate Buddhist and Jewish notions of morality into contemporary
* Wim Vandekerckhove
University of Greenwich, London, UK