Anthropological and ethical foundations of organization theory
AbstractThe ever more frequent and forceful criticisms of management sciences suggest that we need a new model. In fact, the number of proposed alternatives has multiplied, with some suggesting that the range of economic points of departure be extended, while others turn to other sciences (sociology, psychology, neuroeconomics, political sciences, philosophy) for their inspiration. This article suggests returning to the origins of economic science, action theory, with a broader approach that takes in the contributions of realist philosophy (Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas), with a view to laying the foundations for a richer organizational theory in which ethics plays a clearer role.
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Length: 14 pages
Date of creation: 07 Sep 2007
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action theory; ethics; management; moral virtues; organization theory;
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2008-02-02 (All new papers)
- NEP-CBE-2008-02-02 (Cognitive & Behavioural Economics)
- NEP-HPE-2008-02-02 (History & Philosophy of Economics)
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