World Humanism: Cross-cultural Perspectives on Ethical Practices in Organizations by S. KhanWorld Humanism: Cross-cultural Perspectives on Ethical Practices in Organizations by S. Khan

World Humanism: Cross-cultural Perspectives on Ethical Practices in Organizations

EditorS. Khan, W. Amann

Hardcover | November 27, 2013

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In today's era of increasing globalization, companies are confronted with differing value systems in the countries where they operate. From marketing to employee retention, demonstrating sensitivity toward locally specific solutions has proved essential in various aspects of business and management time and again. Humanistic management goes a step further than the mere cultivation of sensitivity towards indigenous particularities in
business transactions. It promotes the presence of three inter-related and inter-dependent dimensions, namely: unconditional respect for the dignity of all humans in all forms of business interactions, ethical reflection as an integrated part of all business decisions and the seeking of normative legitimacy for corporate activities. While it is logical to expect both subtle and stark differences in interpreting the nuances of humanistic management across different settings, its principles can be applicable in any given setting, regardless of contextual specificities.

World Humanism: Cross-cultural Perspectives on Ethical Practices in Organizations explores what is distinctive about humanistic management practices around the world. In order to do so, it examines the nature and occurrence of humanistic management practices within businesses and other organizations across the world. It also determines whether a common underlying theme of humanistic management occurs across cultures, and can thus serve as a basis for value management on a global level.

Shiban Khan is Research Fellow at the Institute for Supply Chain Management: Procurement and Logistics, EBS Business School, Germany, where she concentrates on the Institute's India-focused research portfolio. Her projects include sourcing in India, supply chain security and sustainability, and comparative procurement practices of Ger...
Title:World Humanism: Cross-cultural Perspectives on Ethical Practices in OrganizationsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0 inPublished:November 27, 2013Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230300553

ISBN - 13:9780230300552

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Table of Contents

1. Towards a better understanding of world humanism
2. Economic Humanism and Western Management: Theory and Practice
3. Humanistic Management and North American Business Ethics
4. Alterity, Otherness and Humanistic Management in Latin America Bancoldex and Views as two Colombian case studies
5. Scandinavian Cooperative Advantage: The Case of IKEA
6. Humanistic management and sustainable transformation with regional scope on Germany, Austria and Switzerland
7. Corporate Social Responsibility management in Poland
8. The Italian way to Humanistic Management 2.0
9. Towards A Humanistic and Responsible Managerial Decision Making Model: The Corporate Ubuntu Approach
10. Business Ethics Practices in Israel: Jewish Ethical Traditions and Management Behavior
11. The Islamic Paradigm of Morality: Toward a Humanism Approach
12. Antecedents to humanistic management approach in India: The role of family businesses
13. Indian Ethos as Humanistic Management Principles: a case study of a Family Business Organisation
14. The Ethical Background of Business in China – An Outline
15. Business ethics and corporate system in Japan
16. Emerging insights on world humanism