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Title Humanism in economics and business : perspectives of the Catholic social tradition / Domenec Mele, Martin Schlag, editors.
Imprint Dordrecht : Springer, [2015]

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Series Issues in Business Ethics, 0925-6733 ; 43
Issues in business ethics ; 43. 0925-6733
Subject Management -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Social responsibility of business.
Business ethics.
Humanistic ethics.
Christian ethics.
Alt Name Melé, Domènec,
Schlag, Martin,
Description 1 online resource.
Summary This book offers different perspectives onHumanism as developed by Catholic Social Teaching, with a particular focus on its relevance in economics and business. The work is composed of three sections, covering what is meant by Christian Humanism, how it links with economic activity, and its practical relevance in the business world of today. Itreviewsthe historical development of Christian Humanism and discusses the arguments which justify it in the current cultural context and how it contributes to human development. The book argues that the current recognition of human dignity and the existence of innate human rights are both ultimately rooted in Christian Humanism. Itsets out the importance of the concept for economic activities, and how Christian Humanism can serve as a metaphysical foundation and ethical basis for a social market economy. Applying Christian Humanism to business leads to the centrality of the person in organizations and to seeing the company as a community of persons working together for the common good. Three thought-provoking case studies illustrate the wide-reaching positive impacts of applying Christian Humanism in the organization.
Contents Foreword / Jordi Canals -- Christian Humanism in Economics and Business / Domenec Mele and Martin Schlag -- I. Understanding Christian Humanism -- The Historical Development of Christian-Catholic Humanism / Martin Schlag -- Christian Humanism within the Current Cultural Context / Luis Romera -- Being Human, Becoming Human: Christian Humanism as a Foundation of Western Culture / Jens Zimmermann -- The Search for the Meaning of Liberty from Christian Humanism: New Perspectives for the Twenty-First Century / Markus Krienke -- II. Catholic Humanism and Economic Activity -- Does Christian Humanism Make Sense in Economics? / Miguel A. Martinez-Echevarria -- Three Keys Concepts of Catholic Humanism for Economic Activity: Human Dignity, Human Rights and Integral Human Development / Domenec Mele -- Christian Humanism: The Ethical Basis of the German Model of Social Market Economy / Arnd Kuppers -- Italian Economia Aziendale as a Model Inspired by Catholic Humanism / Ericka Costa, Tommaso Ramus -- III. Catholic Humanism in Business -- The Business of Business Is the Human Person / Lloyd E. Sandelands -- Thinking Institutionally About Business: Seeing Its Nature as a Community of Persons and Its Purpose as the Common Good / Michael Naughton -- Why Is a Catholic Manager Different? / Antonio Argandona -- Business and Management Practices Influenced by Catholic Humanism: Three Case Studies / Geert Demuijnck, Kemi Ogunyemi, Elena Lasida.
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ISBN 9789401797047 (electronic bk.)
9401797048 (electronic bk.)
940179703X (print)
9789401797030 (print)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-94-017-9704-7
OCLC # 904131808
Additional Format Printed edition: 9789401797030