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.

Key features:

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 Kind of a Book is an ‘Introduction’ to the Philosophy of Management?

The word ‘introduction’ comes from Latin roots that mean ‘to lead into’. One kind of introduction is when we put together two people who have not met before – we introduce them to each other, like showing them to a room they have not been into before. Another kind of introduction is a preamble prior to engaging with the subject area in earnest: we set the scene, we give people an idea of what to expect, as if we open the door to the room to make someone ready to enter it and explore it. Yet another sense is found where a book attempts to give a summary of all the main ...

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