In Management Practice and Creative Destruction, Steven Segal changes our understanding both of management and research through his exploration of the concept of Creative Destruction. He explains how progress and development can also have negative and destructive effects within the same environment, and that in order to embrace new ways of doing things it is necessary to let go of the old. This is both frightening and exciting. The book finds new ways of looking at management and provides a framework for managers, management educators, theorists and researchers to turn moments of creative disruption into opportunities for curious inquiry into their practices. It fully explores a mode of inquiry that is only beginning to emerge in management research and theory.
Introduction: existential anxiety and management inquiry -- Existential experiences of creative destruction -- Uncertainty in the market place of management -- Introduction to martin heidegger's being and time -- Heidegger's existential hermeneutic phenomenology in management -- The hermeneutic circle of existence -- Being-in-the-world -- Disruption as the existential basis of being-in-question: -- The existential experience of disclosing new worlds -- Existential crisis of management research, education and development -- Existential reading of the paradigm crises in management scholarship -- Heidegger in organisational theory and management studies -- Existential philosophical reflection -- An existential hermeneutic approach to management research -- Existential crises as the basis of research questions -- Brad's phd as a case study in the role of mood in existential questioning -- The hermeneutic circle of becoming a manager -- Hermeneutic circle of professional development -- Hermeneutics of habit -- From the hermeneutics of practical coping to the hermeneutics of practical wisdom -- The hermeneutic circle of becoming a manager -- Conclusion