Working Alternatives - From Capitalism to Humanistic Management?

23 Pages Posted: 2 May 2017

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Michael Pirson

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

Date Written: May 1, 2017

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Pirson, Michael, Working Alternatives - From Capitalism to Humanistic Management? (May 1, 2017). Humanistic Management Association, Research Paper Series No. 17-25. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2961559 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2961559

Michael Pirson (Contact Author)

Fordham University - Graduate School of Business Administration ( email )

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Harvard University

1875 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Humanistic Management Network ( email )

St. Gallen
Switzerland

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