Two developments in the business world have brought to a head the crisis of ethics. On the one hand, against the backdrop of the astonishing success of global markets, major corporate scandals have raised concerns about integrity in business. At the same time, cultural and technological trends are questioning the philosophical assumptions about the human person upon which modern economics is based.""Rethinking Business Management: Examining the Foundations of Business Education"" draws together the work of distinguished scholars and professionals from history, medicine, law, economics, theology, philosophy, and business management. This groundbreaking book offers new, person-centered perspectives on business management and business education for the twenty-first century. This unique volume offers equally profound insights for practicing managers as for business educators, historians, theologians, political theorists, and philosophers.These insights include: effective management must be based on sound business science and robust ethical and anthropological conceptions of human flourishing; profit is an essential and indispensible element of success in business, and needs to be grounded in a broader understanding of human flourishing in business; cultivating an understanding of the moral life in business requires more than rules; and, developing virtuous character is needed to protect and promote human fulfillment rather than simply making business life more predictable.
Samuel Gregg writes and speaks on questions of political economy, ethics in finance, jurisprudence, and medicine. He is Director of Research at the Acton Institute, an adjunct professor at the Pontifical Lateran University, and a consultant for Oxford Analytica Ltd. Gregg is the author of several books, including The Commerical Society (Lexington Books, 2007) which was awarded a 2007 Templeton Enterprise Award for being one of the best books published on the culture of enterprise. James R. Stoner Jr., is Professor of Political Science at Louisiana State University and now chairs the Department of Political Science. He is the author of several books, has been a visiting fellow of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University, and served from 2002 to 2006 on the National Council on the Humanities.