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What and who is business for? What exactly is work and how can we distinguish it from other activity? Do businesses operate along different ethical lines from individuals?
This clear and accessible text introduces key philosophical concepts and ideas and applies them to fundamental issues in management and organizations. Written for business and management students with no previous knowledge of philosophy, this text will lead readers to question the basic assumptions widely made about business and management.
An Introduction to the Philosophy of Management is packed with case studies and examples which provoke thought and discussion. Coverage includes crucial topics such as business ethics, culture and leadership.
- Boxed definitions of key concepts
- Real life case studies and examples
- Questions for Reflection
- Further reading
This text is essential reading for any business and management student wanting to think creatively.
Paul Griseri has worked in management and business education for over twenty five years, and has taught philosophically related subjects to business students at all levels - from pre-undergraduate through to doctoral levels. He has a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Kent, and Postgraduate Diplomas in Management and Human Resource Management. Paul has published several books applying philosophical ideas in business contexts, and is currently the Managing Editor of the journal Philosophy of Management.
INTRODUCTION PART ONE: THE 'WHAT' OF MANAGEMENT What Are Organisations? Workers and Work Leading in Organisations PART TWO: THINKING AND KNOWING ABOUT MANAGEMENT Questioning Our Knowledge about Management Knowledge in Management - Some Answers Contexts of Knowledge in Organisations PART THREE: WHAT TO DO? MAKING DECISIONS AND ACTING ETHICALLY IN MANAGEMENT Individual and Organisational Action Theories of Business Ethics Business and Society CONCLUSION