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The Modern Corporation and the Idea of Freedom


Claus Dierksmeier


Global Ethic Institute; Humanistic Management Network

Michael Pirson


Fordham University - Graduate School of Business Administration; Harvard University; Humanistic Management Network

March 14, 2010

Philosophy in Management, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2010

Abstract:     
While the idea of freedom lies at the heart of our economic system, academic research has neglected to connect theories of the firm to freedom theory. To fill this void, the authors delineate two archetypes of freedom – quantitative and qualitative – and outline the consequences of the respective notions for organizational strategy, corporate governance, leadership and culture. Supporting the quest for reform in management theory, the authors argue for an enlarged perspective of the role of the firm within free societies.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 35

Keywords: freedom, liberty, organizational strategy, management, corporate culture, business ethics, corporate social responsibility, sustainability

JEL Classification: A00, B00, B1, B2, B3, L2, Z1

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Date posted: March 21, 2010  

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Dierksmeier, Claus and Pirson, Michael, The Modern Corporation and the Idea of Freedom (March 14, 2010). Philosophy in Management, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2010. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1570854

Contact Information

Claus Dierksmeier
Global Ethic Institute ( email )
Waldhäuser Strasse 23
Tübingen, 72076
Germany
Humanistic Management Network ( email )
St. Gallen
Switzerland
HOME PAGE: http://www.humanetwork.org

Michael Pirson (Contact Author)
Fordham University - Graduate School of Business Administration ( email )
1790 Broadway 1147
New York, NY New York 10019
United States
Harvard University
1875 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
Humanistic Management Network ( email )
St. Gallen
Switzerland

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