Journal of Educational Administration and Foundations
In this paper I highlight the role of the notion of meaning for educational administration. I want draw attention to Thomas Greenfield’s theses regarding the role of meanings in organization. I explore the relations between Greenfield’s thesis about meaning in organization and Ludwig Wittgenstein’s thoughts about language and meaning. I shed some light on the encounters and distances between these two thinkers. My account is both exploratory and critical. On the one hand, I point up the relationships between meaning, practices, and action in organization. On the other hand, I identify one aspect of Greenfield’s thought that can be further explored in light of Wittgenstein’s remarks regarding the public character of meaning.
Citation of this paper:
Riveros, A. (2009). Thomas Greenfield and the quest for meaning in organizations: A postponed dialogue with Ludwig Wittgenstein. Journal of Educational Administration and Foundations. 20(2), 51-67.