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The Firm as a “Community of Persons”: A Pillar of Humanistic Business Ethos


  • Domènec Melé



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  • Domènec Melé, 2012. "The Firm as a “Community of Persons”: A Pillar of Humanistic Business Ethos," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 106(1), pages 89-101, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jbuset:v:106:y:2012:i:1:p:89-101
    DOI: 10.1007/s10551-011-1051-2

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