Two developments in the business world have brought to a head the crisis of ethics. Against the backdrop of the astonishing success of global markets, major corporate scandals have raised concerns about integrity in business. At the same time, cultural and technological trends are calling into question the philosophical assumptions about the human person upon which modern economics is based.
Rethinking Business Management: Examining the Foundations of Business Education draws together the work of distinguished scholars and professionals from history, medicine, law, economics, theology, philosophy, and business management. The result of a 2007 Experts Meeting with the Witherspoon Institute, this groundbreaking book offers new, person-centered perspectives on business management and business education for the 21st century.
Rethinking Business Management won an award in the Scholarly and Professional category in the 2009 New York Book Show.
After a Foreword by Social Trends Institute President Carlos Cavallé, editors Samuel Gregg (Acton Institute) and James R. Stoner, Jr. (Louisiana State University) include the following essays:
“The Ethics of Business Life: Some Historical Reflections” (Harold James – Princeton University)
“Virtue and Profit: A Critique of Managerial Reasoning” (Roger Scruton – Institute for the Psychological Sciences)
“Anthropological and Ethical Foundations of Organization Theory” (Antonio Argandoña - IESE Business School)
“Natural Law, Human Dignity, and the Protection of Human Property” (David Novak – University of Toronto)
“Business in a Decent and Dynamic Society” (Robert P. George – Princeton University)
“Management and the Corporate State: Private Enterprise without Enterprise, and Public Service without Service?” (Anthony Daniels – Manhattan Institute)
“A Strategic Humanist: George Keller, Academic Strategy, and the Management Revolution in American Higher Education” (Wilfred M. McClay – University of Tennessee)
“Keeping Women in Business (and Family)” (Robin Fretwell Wilson – Washington and Lee University)
“Leading with Ethics: The Cooperative Model and the Example of Workplace Safety” (Sean Kelsey – UCLA, and Thomas R. Krause – BST)
“Business as a Human Enterprise: Implications for Education” (R. Edward Freeman and David Newkirk – Darden School of Business, UVA)
“A New Mindset for Business Education: Cultivating Reputational Capital” (Kevin T. Jackson – Fordham University)
“Teaching Business Ethics with Aristotle (Edwin M. Hartman – Stern School of Business, NYU)
“Aristotle and the MBA: The Odd Couple” (James O’Toole – Daniels College of Business, University of Denver)
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