Cover of Philosophy of Management

Philosophy of Management


Topics Covered

  • Presuppositions of management
    - theories of nature, human nature, rationality, knowledge, legitimacy and rights
  • Core concepts in management
    - such as leader, vision, organisation, stakeholder, motivation, value, effectiveness, work
  • Representations of management in different media and managerial myths
  • Management methodologies, for instance decision-making, control, organisation design
  • The use of philosophical techniques and skills in management practice
    - such as dialogue, enquiry, conceptual analysis
  • The application of philosophical disciplines to issues facing managers including organisational purpose, performance measurement, the status of ethics, employee privacy, limitations on the right to manage.
  • Contributions

    Contributions and proposals under any of the following heads will be welcomed:

  • Papers of 3,000 words or more
  • Translations of work new to English speaking audiences
  • Review Essays: extended critiques of significant books and conferences
  • Review Notes of books, events or significant articles
  • Dissertation Abstracts reporting significant research
  • Concise Opinion Pieces and responses to articles published in Philosophy of Management and elsewhere
  • Symposia
  • Interviews with leading philosophers, theorists and practitioners
  • Crossover Studies: explications of the relevance of the work of philosophers to management
  • Literature reviews and annotated bibliographies
  • Noticeboard announcements of relevant activities, events, research projects and networks.
  • We are happy to discuss proposed contributions at an early stage and to advise on presentation for the Journal’s interdisciplinary readership.

    Reviewing Procedure

    We follow a double-blind reviewing procedure with submitted papers reviewed by two referees.


    When referring to the Journal please give the title in full: Philosophy of Management.

    Author Guidelines

    Submissions should be made online via the journal's online submissions system at