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Management Philosophy : A Radical-Normative Perspective - O.F. Kirkeby

Management Philosophy

A Radical-Normative Perspective

Hardcover Published: 15th March 2000
ISBN: 9783540668923
Number Of Pages: 274

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This book opens a new field within business science: management philosophy. This discipline gives a thorough and critical foundation of a theory of management and leadership beyond any talk of "value-based" management, and "ethical accounting". It presents an uncompromising picture of the real leader through a set of leadership virtues, focusing on human duties, not on human rights. The book demonstrates that only through philosophy it is possible to establish a genuine science of management, overcoming the pressures of functionalism, opportunism and pragmaticism, inherent in the hyper-modern corporation shaped by high-tech and information advantages.

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From the revies of the Danish edition
"The Philosophy of Management is a distinguished pleasure and a dead sure challenge to the mind."
Kim Bach in Berlingske Tidende, July 12, 1998

"Important danish book about the philosophy of management (...). At a time where the field of management is running riot with new techniques and concepts in quick succession of one another and whose novelty value is questionable - but which on the other hand we have to relate to and work with in practice - there is more than ever a need of reflection and a basis, a need of discussion on some fundamental ideas and virtues within the field of management. Ole Fogh Kirkeby's book complies with these needs in an outstanding way. (...) The book is most welcome."
Prof. Steen Hildebrandt in Borsen, June 5, 1998

Management or Leadershipp. 1
Management and Radical Normativityp. 3
The Radical, Methodological and Normative Perspectivesp. 17
Leader or Managerp. 31
To Make the Stakeholder-model Radical: Leadership as Communication, or The Fourthp. 57
Of the Concept of Leadingp. 71
Management, Innovation and Cooperationp. 79
Dialogue or Metaloguep. 121
The Machine of Dialogue versus the Organic, Inner Monologuep. 123
The Virtues of Leadershipp. 161
Praxis and Hexisp. 163
The Virtues of Management and Leadershipp. 181
Space and Time in Managementp. 201
The Space of Management and Leadershipp. 203
The Time of Management and Leadershipp. 215
The Drama of Decisions. The Theatre as a Metaphor of the Union of Time and Place: The Play of Fatep. 239
The Myth and the Sagap. 247
The Narrative: The Theatre of Memory and the Aesthetic Energy of Management and Leadershipp. 251
Bibliographyp. 261
Indexp. 271
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ISBN: 9783540668923
ISBN-10: 3540668926
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 274
Published: 15th March 2000
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.59

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