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Author Spitzeck, Heiko
Title Humanism in Business
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009
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Note Cover -- Half-tiitle -- Series-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Figures -- Tables -- Editors and contributors -- Editors -- Wolfgang Amann -- Shiban Khan -- Michael Pirson -- Heiko Spitzeck -- Ernst von Kimakowitz -- Contributors -- Omar Aktouf -- Joseph L. Badaracco -- Matt Cherry -- Claus Dierksmeier -- Bill Drayton -- Greg Epstein -- Dieter Frey -- Adrian Henriques -- W. David Holford -- Aileen M. Ionescu-Somers -- Stephan Kaiser -- Jean-Pierre Lehmann -- Klaus Leisinger -- Thomas Maak -- Domènec Melé -- Oliver Rapf -- Gordon Mu¨ ller-Seitz -- Julian Nida-Ru¨ melin -- Lynn Sharp Paine -- Miguel Pereira Lopes -- Claudia Peus -- Miguel Pina e Cunha -- Nicola M. Pless -- Oliver Salzmann -- Amartya Sen -- Ulrich Steger -- Peter Ulrich -- Allen L. White -- Stephen B. Young -- Muhammad Yunus -- Acknowledgements -- Humanistic Management Network: paving the way towards a life-serving economy -- Our pledge -- Introduction: humanism in business -- The king is dead, long live the king? -- Challenges to shareholder capitalism -- The systemic level -- The organizational level -- The individual level -- Why this book? -- Part 1. Philosophic-historical grounding of humanism -- Part 2. Towards an integration of humanism and business on a systems level -- Part 3. Humanistic management -- Part 4. The individual as a change agent for a humane business society -- References -- Part 1 Philosophic-historical grounding of humanism -- 1 Philosophical grounds of humanism in economics -- Elements and variants -- Philosophical grounds of humanism -- Is humanism reconcilable with economics? -- References -- 2 The humanist tradition -- The atheist materialism of ancient India -- The humanist agnosticism of ancient China -- Classical Greece and Rome -- The Islamic world -- The Renaissance and the birth of science -- The Age of Reason -- Revolutions
Anti-clericalism in the Latin world -- Liberalism, socialism, and secularism -- Marx and dialectical materialism -- Evolution -- Organized humanism -- Beyond the twentieth century -- References -- 3 Humanism and culture: balancing particularity and universalism among the world's religions -- The universal and the particular -- Humanism -- Cultural identity -- Minority voices: roots of humanism in the world's great religious traditions -- Seeds of Humanism around the world -- The emergence of cultural Humanisms -- Multiple identities, rational priorities -- Formalized cultural Humanism -- Common cause with like-minded others -- Progressive capitalism as a goal for global Humanism -- References -- 4 A requisite journey: from business ethics to economic philosophy -- Introduction -- The ethical challenges of globalization -- Bygone business ethics -- Business ethics redux -- The nemesis of business ethics -- What is economic philosophy? -- Micro-level -- Meso-level -- Macro-level -- Foundations of economic philosophy -- Conclusion -- References -- 5 The global economy from a moral point of view -- The options for moral grounding -- (1) The ground of revealed truth -- (A) God -- (B) Reason -- (2) The ground of natural law -- (A) Taoism -- (B) Buddhism -- (C) Science -- (D) Herbert Spenser/social Darwinism -- (E) Nihilism -- (F) Game theory -- (3) The ground of custom/myth -- (A) Hinduism -- (B) Shinto -- (C) Tribal gods and customs -- (D) Creation myths -- (E) Paganism/goddess worship -- (F) New Age consciousness -- Morality and ethics -- Ends expected from the global economy -- The economy: a quintessential humanistic phenomenon -- A common alignment for human institutions -- References -- 6 The implications of humanism for business studies -- The deleterious dialectic -- The need for a radical humanism
Towards a beneficial dialectic: the elimination of alienating work and the adoption of a humanistic governance -- Key lessons -- References -- 7 Current trends in humanism and business -- Introduction -- Humanism and anti-humanism at the beginning of the twenty-first century -- Humanism and business: where we come from? -- Humanistic tendencies in business -- Conclusion -- References -- Part 2 Towards an integration of humanism and business on a systems level -- 8 Towards a civilized market economy: economic citizenship rights and responsibilities in service of a humane society -- A change of perspective: "It's not the economy, stupid - it's society!" -- A brief critique of (not quite) pure economic rationality -- The republican spirit of true liberalism and the business ethos of responsible citizens -- The core of a civilized market economy: rights and responsibilities of economic citizenship -- Conclusion -- References -- 9 Development as freedom: individual freedom as a social commitment -- Interdependence between freedom and responsibility -- Justice, freedom and responsibility -- What difference does freedom make? -- Why the difference? -- Human capital and human capability -- A final remark -- References -- 10 On corporate responsibility for human rights -- Accepting a conceptual challenge -- Bearers of rights need corresponding bearers of obligations -- Different generations of human rights -- The first generation: rights of defense against state tyranny -- The second generation: rights of entitlement to a life of dignity -- The third generation: rights to development in peace and justice -- The state of the human rights and business debate -- The conclusions of the "Ruggie report" -- The state duty to protect -- The corporate responsibility to respect -- Defining "sphere of influence" and "complicity" -- Access to remedies
Generally accepted essentials -- Potentially evolving requirements -- Corporate human rights commitment as values management -- The decision-making process on corporate commitment to human rights -- The "midwife function" of internal and external dialogue -- Implementation through management processes -- Credible verification -- Economic, social, and cultural human rights issues -- Conclusion: the business case for corporate human rights engagement -- References -- 11 The value shift: merging social and financial imperatives -- The turn to values -- Ethics pays -- The corporation's evolving personality -- New standard of performance -- Performing at a higher level -- Purpose: will this action serve a worthwhile purpose? -- Principle: is this action consistent with relevant principles? -- People: does this action respect the legitimate claims of the people likely to be affected? -- Power: do we have the power to take this action? -- Conclusion -- References -- 12 The ugly side of capitalism: what the young generation needs to combat -- Introduction -- Globalization-technology-US supremacy: the turning of the tide? -- Dominance of the financial sector -- Waste of resources -- Life is more than consumption -- What can the younger generation of academics do? -- References -- Part 3 Humanistic management -- 13 Democratizing the corporation -- Beyond containment -- Why democratize governance? -- Unbundling democratization -- Toward deeper democratization -- Prototypes for the future -- Reflections -- References -- 14 Social entrepreneurship: a blueprint for humane organizations? -- Introduction -- The evolution of social entrepreneurship -- Social entrepreneurship - a fundamentally humanistic endeavor? -- Market orientation -- Innovation -- Sociality -- Models of social entrepreneurship -- Embedded social enterprise -- Integrated social enterprises
External social enterprise -- How can social entrepreneurship serve as a model for humane business organizations? -- Corporate social entrepreneurship -- Leadership -- Strategy -- Structure -- Systems -- Conclusion -- References -- 15 Humanism at work: crucial organizational cultures and leadership principles -- 1. Philosophical foundations -- 2. Organizational cultures based on humanism: center of excellence cultures -- 1. Problem-solving culture -- 2. Mistakes-as-learning-opportunity culture -- 3. Constructive confrontation and conflict culture -- 4. Questioning and curiosity culture -- 5. Creativity and fantasy culture -- 3. Guidelines for implementing center of excellence cultures: principle-based leadership -- The principle-based model of leadership -- 1. The principle of providing meaning and vision -- 2. The principle of transparency through information and communication -- 3. The principle of participation and autonomy -- 4. The principle of justice -- 5. The principle of constructive feedback -- 6. The principle of optimal stimulation by means of goal-setting -- 7. The principle of personal growth -- 8. The principle of being a role model -- 4. Conclusion -- References -- 16 Positive organizational scholarship: embodying a humanistic perspective on business -- A humanistic perspective on business -- What is positive organizational scholarship? -- Contributions of POS to a humanistic perspective on business -- Accentuating the positive -- Impacting the real world -- Strengthening the legitimacy -- Concluding remarks: POS as pragmatic humanism -- References -- 17 Corporate sustainability as an indicator for more humanism in business? A view beyond the usual hype in Europe -- The importance of corporate sustainability in Europe -- Individual stakeholder - positions and significance -- Three stakeholder clusters -- What the managers think
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An investigation into the possibility of creating a human-centered, value-oriented society based on humanistic principles
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Spitzeck, Heiko Humanism in Business Cambridge : Cambridge University Press,c2009 9780521898935
Subject Humanism - Social aspects
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Alt Author Pirson, Michael
Amann, Wolfgang
Khan, Shiban
von Kimakowitz, Ernst
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