Human Foundations of Management: Understanding the Homo Humanus

Hardcover | December 8, 2014

byDomènec Melé, César González Cantón

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Management always entails a certain vision of the human being, along with a view of the nature and purpose of the business firm and society. This is evident from the very beginnings of management studies. So far, in practice, many scholars have focused on individual and collective human behavior, rather than in what an individual is, or what it means being a person or having free will. Human Foundations of Management explores the idea of 'the person' and key human features in a way that is accessible to readers. This volume is divided into two parts. The first, entitled 'The Idea of the Human Being,' seeks to review that idea in management and economic activities, and how science, religions and philosophy convey their respective understandings. The second, 'Fundamentals of a Philosophy of the Person,' begins with an overview of human nature and the uniqueness of every person, and continues discussing certain traits which make humans similar to, but above all different from, other beings. This includes topics such as rationality, emotions, free will, aesthetic experience, relationability and sociability, sense of transcendence, capacity of moral discernment and human flourishing, and the structure of the human action.

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Management always entails a certain vision of the human being, along with a view of the nature and purpose of the business firm and society. This is evident from the very beginnings of management studies. So far, in practice, many scholars have focused on individual and collective human behavior, rather than in what an individual is, o...

Domènec Melé is professor and Chair of Business Ethics at IESE Business School, University of Navarra in Spain. Over the last 25 Domènec Melé is Professor and Chair of Business Ethics at IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Spain. Over the last 25 years, he has taught and written extensively on areas related to Business Ethics...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:280 pages, 8.82 × 5.36 × 0.93 inPublished:December 8, 2014Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023036893X

ISBN - 13:9780230368934

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Table of Contents

Introduction
PART I: THE IDEA OF THE HUMAN BEING
1. The Homo Economicus Model
2. The Idea of the Person in Management and Organizational Theories
3. Knowledge of the Human Being through Science
4. Views of the Human Being in Religions and Philosophies
PART II: FUNDAMENTALS OF A PHILOSOPHY OF THE PERSON
5. Human Nature and the Uniqueness of Each Person
6. Reason and Rational Knowledge
7. Affectivity and Aesthetic Experience
8. The Human Will and Character
9. A Relational Being
10. Action, Human Flourishing, and Moral Discernment