The Existential Face of Organization: A Literature Review

European Journal of Economics, Finance and Administrative Sciences, Issue 32, 2011

6 Pages Posted: 20 Jun 2011  

Rana Zamin Abbas

University of Management & Technology (UMT), Lahore, Pakistan

Ahmad Raza

(UMT) University of Management and Technology (Pakistan)

Muhammad Ashraf

Superior University Lahore

Naveed Yazdani

(UMT) University of Management and Technology (Pakistan)

M. Abdur Rahman Malik

Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)

Zulfqar Ahmad

University of the Punjab (PU)

Date Written: May 30, 2011

Abstract

The notion of existential meaning has its roots in the literature and insights of existentialist philosophy and existential phenomenology. Many figures – Erasmus, Luther, Rousseau, Newton, Decartes, Vico, Goethe, Emerson, Netizche – cried out for a deep psychological understanding. This study brings together the thoughts of philosophy, thinking of literary figures and business thinkers and presents them in the form of literature review, for highlighting the humanistic and existential context in business organizations.

Keywords: management, literature, philosophy, existential phenomenology, death, alienation, responsibility, meaningfulness, mechanical model, humanistic model

JEL Classification: Z00

Suggested Citation

Zamin Abbas, Rana and Raza, Ahmad and Ashraf, Muhammad and Yazdani, Naveed and Malik, M. Abdur Rahman and Ahmad, Zulfqar, The Existential Face of Organization: A Literature Review (May 30, 2011). European Journal of Economics, Finance and Administrative Sciences, Issue 32, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1855627

Rana Zamin Abbas

University of Management & Technology (UMT), Lahore, Pakistan ( email )

C-II,
Lahore, Punjab 54770
Pakistan
92 42 35212801-10 (Phone)
92 42 35212819 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.umt.edu.pk

Ahmad Raza

(UMT) University of Management and Technology (Pakistan)

C-II
Lahore, Punjab 54770
Pakistan

Muhammad Ashraf

Superior University Lahore ( email )

Raiwind Road Lahore
Punjab
Pakistan

HOME PAGE: http://www.superior.edu.pk/

Naveed Yazdani

(UMT) University of Management and Technology (Pakistan) ( email )

C-II
Lahore, Punjab 54770
Pakistan

M. Abdur Rahman Malik

Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) ( email )

D.H.A, Lahore Cantt
Lahore, Punjab 54792
Pakistan

Zulfqar Ahmad (Contact Author)

University of the Punjab (PU) ( email )

New Campus
Pakistan
Lahore, Punjab 54000
Pakistan

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