Reflections on Humanistic Management in Practice – Concluding Remarks

HUMANISTIC MANAGEMENT IN PRACTICE, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011

Fordham University Schools of Business Research Paper No. 2010-003

27 Pages Posted: 10 May 2010 Last revised: 30 Oct 2013

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Michael Pirson

Fordham University - Gabelli School of Business; Humanistic Management Network; Harvard University

Ernst von Kimakowitz

Humanistic Management Center; The Humanistic Management Network; University of St. Gallen

Claus Dierksmeier

Global Ethic Institute; Humanistic Management Network

Heiko Spitzeck

Fundação Dom Cabral

Date Written: May 7, 2010

Abstract

We live in a world of multiple crises and business is most often seen as part of the problem. In this paper, which concludes the book "Humanistic Management in Practice", we outline an alternative for business, as part of the solution. We present an analysis of the 19 cases in the book, which depict how business can be an agent for world benefit and human progress. The cases describe how, despite a multitude of adversities, businesses of all sizes, in a variety of industries, and in all regions of the world, can earn healthy profits, making them competitive players in a market environment, while putting people first. Based on these insights, we also outline an alternative paradigm for business and management, which we term humanistic.

Keywords: crisis management, humanistic business, humanism, objective function, business models

JEL Classification: I3,I''08 I3''8 I31,M''08 M1, M1''8 M14

Suggested Citation

Pirson, Michael and von Kimakowitz, Ernst and Dierksmeier, Claus and Spitzeck, Heiko, Reflections on Humanistic Management in Practice – Concluding Remarks (May 7, 2010). HUMANISTIC MANAGEMENT IN PRACTICE, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011, Fordham University Schools of Business Research Paper No. 2010-003, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1602018

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Claus Dierksmeier

Global Ethic Institute ( email )

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Heiko Spitzeck

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Brazil
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