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Elements of a Philosophy of Management and Organization
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Elements of a Philosophy of Management and Organization
von: Peter Koslowski
Springer-Verlag, 2010
ISBN: 9783642111402
187 Seiten, Download: 1695 KB
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  Preface 5  
  Contents 7  
  Part A Management and Philosophy 9  
     Chapter 1 The Philosophy of Management: Philosophy as a Challenge to Business, Management as a Challenge to Philosophy 10  
        I. Introduction 11  
        II. Management Ethics and Corporate Governance: The Total Good of the Firm as the Fiduciary Duty of the Manager 15  
        III. Management and Cultural Philosophy 1: Culture Value as the Task of the Organization to Increase the Internal Cooperation 18  
           1. What is Cultural Capital? 18  
           2. The Increased Cooperation of the Firm as Cultural Capital and Culture Value 19  
        IV. Management and Cultural Philosophy 2: The Circle of Experiencing and Understanding in Management and in Art 20  
           1. The Cultural Surplus Value of the Goods and Services as the Firm’s Task 20  
           2. The Circle of Cultural Understanding and Experiencing in the Production of Art and of Industry 21  
        V. The Challenge of Management to Philosophy 23  
     Chapter 2 Philosophy of Management: Concepts of Management from the Perspectives of Systems Theory, Phenomenological Hermeneutics, Corporate Religion, and Existentialism 26  
        I. The Emergence of Business Ethics: Towards the Political Firm 26  
        II. Values-driven Management and Organizational Systems 31  
        III. Leadership, Judgment, and Values 37  
        IV. Corporate Religion, Existentialism, and Kierkegaard 44  
        V. Conclusion 51  
  Part B Organization Theory, Organizational Practice, and Philosophy 52  
     Chapter 3 Critical Realism, Organization Theory, Methodology, and the Emerging Scienceof Reconfiguration¹ 53  
        I. Introduction 53  
        II. Critical Realist Metaphysics 55  
        III. The Conception of Theory 60  
        IV. Methodology 64  
        V. Research Designs and Logics of Discovery 70  
           1. Single Case Study Research 70  
           2. Research Involving Comparative Case Studies 72  
           3. Generative Institutional Investigations 75  
           4. From General Contexts to Mechanisms 76  
        VI. Final Remarks 81  
     Chapter 4 Epistemological Issues and Aspects of Organizational Practice 84  
        I. Introduction 85  
        II. Epistemology 85  
           1. Relational Epistemology 86  
              a) Knowledge Relation 87  
           2. Epistemic Variety 88  
              a) Questions 88  
              b) Strategies of Explanation 89  
              c) Dimensions of Knowledge 90  
              d) Data, Information and Knowledge (dak) 92  
           3. Quality of Knowledge 92  
              a) Criteria of Truth 93  
              b) Profoundness 94  
              c) Sources of Knowledge 94  
           4. Justification 95  
              a) S knows P 96  
              b) Virtue Epistemology 97  
           5. Summarizing Conclusion 98  
        III. Epistemological Issues and Organizational Practice 98  
           1. Action Regarding Knowledge 99  
           2. Knowledge and Organizational Practice 100  
        IV. Epistemology and Good Governance 101  
           1. Transparency 102  
           2. Integrity 104  
           3. Epistemology: Transparency, Auditing and Integrity 105  
              a) Transparency, Auditing and Integrity 105  
                 Transparency 106  
                 Auditing 107  
                 Integrity 108  
              b) The Relevance of Epistemology 109  
        V. Concluding Remarks 111  
        References 111  
  Part C Philosophy, Economics, and Business Ethics 113  
     Chapter 5 Values and the Limits of Economic Rationality: Critical Remarks on ‘Economic Imperialism’ 114  
        I. Economic Imperialism? 114  
        II. The Being Given of Preferences and the Validity-reflexive Formation Process 119  
           1. The Being Given of Preferences 119  
           2. The Validity-reflexive Formation Process 121  
           3. Application of the RCM to Itself 128  
        III. Quantifying Preferences and Their Quality 129  
        References 136  
     Chapter 6 Business Engagement, Mental Models, and Philosophy in the Globalized World 140  
        I. Introduction: Order in the Globalized World? 140  
        II. Mental Models Matter: Some Empirical Figures 141  
        III. Philosophers on Normative Mental Models 143  
           1. Strong Normativity I: Virtue Ethics 143  
           2. Strong Normativity II: Kantian Tradition 145  
           3. Weak Normativity: Corporate Citizenship 148  
        IV. Contractarian Normativity out of Economics 150  
           1. Theory in Order Ethics 151  
              a) Actions and Rules 152  
              b) Implementation and Advantages 153  
           2. Order Ethics and Incomplete Contracts 155  
        V. Responsibilities of Corporations in the Globalized World 157  
        VI. Conclusion 160  
        References 161  
  Part D Philosophy and Brand Management 165  
     Chapter 7 The Ethical Consequences of Brand Management: A System-theoretical Approach 166  
        I. The By-product of Branding 166  
        II. How to Differentiate Between the Product and the Brand 168  
        III. Preliminary Work on the Sociology of a Brand Community 171  
        IV. Brands Link not Only Customers but Also Companies 175  
        V. Not Cab but Brooms 177  
        References 178  
  List of Authors 182  
  Index of Names 183  

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