Humanism in Business
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Humanism in Business by Wolfgang Amann
Book DescriptionWhat is the purpose of our economic system? What would a more life-serving economy look like? There are many books about business and society, yet very few of them question the primacy of GDP growth, profit maximization and individual utility maximization. Even developments with a humanistic touch like stakeholder participation, corporate social responsibility or corporate philanthropy serve the same goal: to foster long-term growth and profitability. Humanism in Business questions these assumptions and investigates the possibility of creating a human-centered, value-oriented society based on humanistic principles. An international team of academics and practitioners present philosophical, spiritual, economic, psychological and organizational arguments that show how humanism can be used to understand, and possibly transform, business at three different levels: the systems level, the organizational level and the individual level. This groundbreaking book will be of interest to academics, practitioners and policymakers concerned with business ethics and the relationship between business and society.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521727624
(228mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Feb-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Wolfgang Amann
World Humanism, Hardback (November 2013)
The purpose of World Humanism: Cross-cultural Perspectives on Ethical Practices in Organizations is to discover what is distinctive about humanistic management practices around the world. It examines the nature and occurrence of humanistic management practices within businesses and other organizations across the world.
Integrity in Organizations, Hardback (December 2012)
Goes beyond the call for more humanistic management in the aftermath of a series of corporate scandals and the recent financial crisis, and offers advice on how we can build more humanistic organizations with the help of integrity. The authors shed light on leadership, governance and further implementation issues.
Humanistic Ethics in the Age of Globality, Hardback (July 2011)
Cultures and moral expectations differ around the globe, and so the management of corporate responsibilities has become increasingly complex. Is there, however, a humanistic consensus that can bridge cultural and ethnic divides and reconcile the diverse and contrary interests of stakeholders world-wide? This book seeks to answer that question.
Managing Complexity in Organizations, Paperback (December 2010)» View all books by Wolfgang Amann
Combining rigorous academic research with the latest practical tools and techniques, this book explores the growing area of complextity management in business. Through a range of high quality international cases leading authors help students to understand how to manage organizations in unpredictable and complex business environments.
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Author Biography - Wolfgang Amann
Wolfgang Amann is Executive Director of the MBA programme at the University of St Gallen, Switzerland. Shiban Khan is a senior researcher at the University of St Gallen, Switzerland. Michael Pirson is a research fellow at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations, Harvard University, and a lecturer at the Harvard Extension School. Heiko Spitzeck is studying for a PhD at the Institute for Business Ethics at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Ernst von Kimakowitz is studying for a PhD at the Institute for Business Ethics of the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.
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