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Love in companies


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  • Argandoña, Antonio

    (IESE Business School)


The traditional theories of the firm leave no room for love in business organizations, perhaps because it is thought that love is only an emotion or feeling, not a virtue, or because economic efficiency and profit making are considered to be incompatible with the practice of charity or love. In this paper we show, based on a theory of the firm, that love can and must be lived in companies for companies to operate efficiently, be attractive to those who take part in them and act consistently in the long run. (Also available in Spanish)

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Paper provided by IESE Business School in its series IESE Research Papers with number D/856.

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Length: 16 pages
Date of creation: 03 Apr 2010
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Handle: RePEc:ebg:iesewp:d-0856

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Keywords: Charity; Firm; Organization; Theory of action; Theory of the firm; Virtues;

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