The common good of the company and the theory of organization
AbstractThe concept of common good occupies a prominent place in political and social philosophy, yet it has had little impact on the theory of the firm. This is despite some recent attempts to resituate the theory of the firm on broader and therefore more fruitful anthropological and social foundations than those of traditional economic theory. The present study connects with other discussions of organization theory based on the ideas of Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas and is an attempt to explain how the concept of common good may be used to broaden the foundations of organization theory.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by IESE Business School in its series IESE Research Papers with number D/777.
Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: 03 Jan 2009
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Catholic social teaching; Common good; Company; Goods; Organization; Organization theory;
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2009-03-28 (All new papers)
- NEP-HPE-2009-03-28 (History & Philosophy of Economics)
- NEP-PKE-2009-03-28 (Post Keynesian Economics)
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