Working Alternatives - From Capitalism to Humanistic Management?
23 Pages Posted: 2 May 2017
Date Written: May 1, 2017
In this paper I explore what "working alternatives" to shareholder capitalism could look like. I explore the various understandings and definitions of capitalism and suggest that capitalism may be best understood as rhetorical device. I then explore the current ontological assumptions of shareholder capitalism and agency theory, and juxtapose alternatives. Based on a humanistic perspective, I then suggest several archetypes of management that can showcase "working alternatives," or case studies that adhere to different managerial precepts.
Keywords: Humanism, humanistic management, dignity, well being
JEL Classification: J00, M00, L00, N00
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