9781137468185

From Capitalistic to Humanistic Business

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    9781137468185

  • ISBN10:

    1137468181

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-12-19
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Summary

From Capitalistic to Humanistic Business is a ground-breaking new book that addresses the challenges to shareholder capitalism. By firstly beginning with a set of contributions that restitutes fair play in the market place as a central element for recalibration of the system, the second set highlights the important notion of qualitative growth as a way to address the challenges on systemic, organizational and individual levels. The book then goes on argue the need to refocus our economic system around community and cooperation. The fourth and final set of contributions draws attention to specific interventions to address the current challenges and transform capitalism.

Author Biography

Michael Pirson is the Director of the Center for Humanistic Management and Assistant Professor of Global Sustainability and Social Entrepreneurship at the Fordham School of Business, USA.. Michael is also a founding partner of the Humanistic Management Network, an organization that brings together scholars, practitioners and policymakers around the common goal of creating a 'life-conducive' economic system. He is the co-editor of the Humanism in Business book series and has published widely. He is also an active board member of three social enterprises and has worked for and with businesses, non-profits, embassies, political campaigns, and local and national governments.

Claus Dierksmeier is Professor of Globalization Ethics and Research Director of the SUMMIT – Sustainable Management and Measurement Institute, at Stonehill College, USA. His academic work focuses on the idea of freedom, political and economic philosophy, business ethics, and corporate social responsibility. He also serves on the board of the Humanistic Management Network.

Dr. Carlos Largacha-Martinez is Professor and Consultant at Universidad EAN, Colombia. His main interests are authentic leadership, humanistic management, complex theories applied to management (quantum mechanics), and immaterial communication (beyond self-fulfilling prophecy). He was Vice-Chancellor of Research at Universidad EAN, where he developed the applied research approach to the Management doctoral program. He leads the Colombian Chapter of the Humanistic Management Network.

Ulrich Steinvorth is a German political philosopher. He has published on topics in moral philosophy and applied philosophy, as well as the history of philosophy and metaphysics. Until his retirement in 2006, Ulrich held posts at various German universities. From 2006 to 2011, he was a visiting professor at Bilkent University (Ankara), from 2011 to 2012 at the University of Tokyo, Japan, and from 2012 to 2013 at George Mason University, USA.

Table of Contents

PART I: RESTITUTING FAIR PLAY
1. Roger L. Martin, The Gaming of Games and the Principle of Principles
2. Hans Kueng, The Global Economic Crisis Requires a Global Ethic
PART II: FOR QUALITATIVE GROWTH
3. Capra and Henderson¸ Qualitative Growth
4. Sandra Waddock, The Changing Social Role of Business in a World of Collapsing Boundaries
PART III: FOR COOPERATION AND COMMUNITY
5. Alperovitz and Dubb, The Possibility of a Pluralist Commonwealth and a Community-Sustaining Economy
6. Riane Eisler, Roadmap to a New Economics: Beyond Capitalism and Socialism
7. Noreena Hertz, Co-op Capitalism
PART IV: CHANGE BY SPECIFIC REFORMS: BASIC INCOME, PROPERTY RIGHTS, MONEY, EDUCATION
8. Ulrich Steinvorth, Marx's Critique of Capitalism and Basic Income
9. Shann Turnbull, What Defines Capitalism? What is Wrong With It and How to Fix it?
10. Fuders and Max-Neef, Local Money as Solution to Capitalist Global Financial Crises
11. Scharmer and Kaeuffer, Transforming from Ego to Eco Capitalism
Conclusions

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