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''Human Resources'': Economics and Organization


  • Cesare Kaneklin

    (Universita' Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano)


The paper considers the current challenges that organizations have to cope with in managing people and knowledge at the present time, moved by turbulent contexts and crisis at a social and at an organizational level. It begins with a question around the possibility of a dialogue between the two disciplines that could jointly contribute to the development of organizational responses, economics and psychology, and it discusses their relationship on the basis of field experiences. In discussing what is nowadays sustainable in the relations between society and organizations, the paper argues the role of intersubjectivity in organizational processes as the resource that allows to cope with unpredictable events and changes both for individuals and groups challenged to live and contribute to their work contexts. Four approaches in organizing the management of technical, economical and social/human resources are presented and analysed in their capacity to offer an interdisciplinary dialogue

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  • Cesare Kaneklin, 2009. "''Human Resources'': Economics and Organization," Rivista Internazionale di Scienze Sociali, Vita e Pensiero, Pubblicazioni dell'Universita' Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, vol. 117(3), pages 529-538.
  • Handle: RePEc:vep:journl:y:2009:v:117:i:3:p:529-538

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    Organizational change and crisis; Interdisciplinary dialogue; Intersubjectivity; Business; Organizational psychology;

    JEL classification:

    • L29 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Other
    • M14 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Corporate Culture; Diversity; Social Responsibility
    • M21 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Economics - - - Business Economics


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