Ethical Economy

Elements of a Philosophy of Management and Organization

Editors: Koslowski, Peter (Ed.)

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Managing as a form of human action has an inherent link with philosophy, which is also concerned with choosing the right action and the best way to lead our lives. Management theory and philosophy can join forces in epistemology (the philosophy of knowledge), ethics, and cultural theory. The epistemology of management concerns the question of how management can improve its ability to create knowledge about managing companies and about using management theory in the task of managing. Management ethics investigates the question of what the right management actions are. The cultural theory of management examines how corporate culture can increase the cooperation within the firm and how the cultural surplus value of products and brand management can increase the firm’s value creation in its products.

This book introduces the readers to central approaches in this new field, which represents a synthesis of management and philosophical theory.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • The Philosophy of Management: Philosophy as a Challenge to Business, Management as a Challenge to Philosophy

    Koslowski, Peter

    Pages 3-18

  • Philosophy of Management: Concepts of Management from the Perspectives of Systems Theory, Phenomenological Hermeneutics, Corporate Religion, and Existentialism

    Rendtorff, Jacob Dahl

    Pages 19-44

  • Critical Realism, Organization Theory, Methodology, and the Emerging Science of Reconfiguration

    Ackroyd, Stephen

    Pages 47-77

  • Epistemological Issues and Aspects of Organizational Practice

    Schipper, Frits

    Pages 79-107

  • Values and the Limits of Economic Rationality: Critical Remarks on ‘Economic Imperialism’

    Krijnen, Christian

    Pages 111-136

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Elements of a Philosophy of Management and Organization
Editors
  • Peter Koslowski
Series Title
Ethical Economy
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-11140-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-11140-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-11139-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26288-3
Series ISSN
2211-2707
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 202
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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