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Humility and Decision Making in Companies


  • Argandoña, Antonio

    () (IESE Business School)


La literatura sobre la humildad ha aumentado considerablemente durante las últimas décadas en el ámbito de la psicología y de la ética, así como en sus aplicaciones en la dirección de organizaciones, el liderazgo y el funcionamiento de los equipos. Este trabajo pretende constituir una aportación más a este campo. Su punto de partida tiene que ver con la hipótesis de que un directivo excelente debe ser una persona virtuosa, lo que se trata de justificar a partir de lo que significa dirigir una organización. En el presente texto, se explica, también, qué resulta característico de la humildad y cómo esta virtud fomenta la calidad de la dirección.

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  • Argandoña, Antonio, 2017. "Humility and Decision Making in Companies," IESE Research Papers D/1164, IESE Business School.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebg:iesewp:d-1164

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    Ethics; Firm; Humility; Management; Organization; Virtue;


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