What and who is business for? What exactly is work and how can we distinguish it from other activity? Do businesses operate along different ethical lines from individuals?
This clear and accessible text introduces key philosophical concepts and ideas and applies them to fundamental issues in management and organizations. Written for business and management students with no previous knowledge of philosophy, this text will lead readers to question the basic assumptions widely made about business and management.
An Introduction to the Philosophy of Management is packed with case studies and examples which provoke thought and discussion. Coverage includes crucial topics such as business ethics, culture and leadership.
Boxed definitions of key concepts; Real life case studies and examples; Questions for Reflection; Further reading
This text is essential reading for any business and management student wanting to think creatively.
What to Do? Making Decisions and Acting Ethically in Management
We finished Section 2 of this discussion with a series of unresolved questions about our level of confidence about what we know about management and organisations. The most obvious and important upshot of this is how this affects the decisions we make and our actions, and it is this to which we will turn in this final part.
There are two different aspects to the question of what to do. There is the fundamental question of what happens when I do something – how do thoughts, beliefs and motives turn into choices, and from there into action? And then there is the question of what choices should ...