Bracketing : a phenomenological theory applied through transpersonal reflexivity

Dörfler, Viktor (Strathclyde Business School, Glasgow, UK) ; Stierand, Marc (Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland)

Purpose–The purpose of this study is to improve our understanding of bracketing, one of the most centralphilosophical and theoretical constructs of phenomenology, as a theory of mind. Furthermore, we wanted toshowcase how this theoretical construct can be implemented as a methodological tool.Design/methodology/approach–In this study we have adopted an approach similar to a qualitative meta-synthesis, comparing the emergent patterns of two empirical projects, seeking synergies and contradictionsand looking for additional insights from new emerging patterns.Findings–On a philosophical level, we have found that bracketing, as a theoretical construct, is not about theachievement of objectivity; quite to the contrary, it embraces subjectivity and puts it centre-stage. On atheoretical level, we have achieved a better understanding of Husserl’s phenomenology, as a theory of mind. Ona methodological level, we have achieved a powerful way of supplementing and/or clarifying research findings,by using a theoretical construct as a methodological tool.Originality/value–Our paper contributes to the phenomenology literature at a philosophical, theoretical andmethodological level, by offering a better understanding and a novel implementation of one of the centraltheoretical constructs of phenomenology.


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Article Type:
scientifique
Faculty:
Economie et Services
School:
EHL
Institute:
Aucun institut
Subject(s):
Economie/gestion
Date:
2020-08
Pagination:
16 p.
Published in:
Journal of organizational change management
Numeration (vol. no.):
To be published
DOI:
ISSN:
0953-4814
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