An Introduction to the Philosophy of Management

Author: Paul Griseri
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN: 144627523X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Electronic inspection copies are available for instructors What and who is business for? What exactly is work and how can we distinguish it from other activity? Do businesses operate along different ethical lines from individuals? This clear and accessible text introduces key philosophical concepts and ideas and applies them to fundamental issues in management and organizations. Written for business and management students with no previous knowledge of philosophy, this text will lead readers to question the basic assumptions widely made about business and management. An Introduction to the Philosophy of Management is packed with case studies and examples which provoke thought and discussion. Coverage includes crucial topics such as business ethics, culture and leadership. Key features: - Boxed definitions of key concepts - Real life case studies and examples - Questions for Reflection - Further reading This text is essential reading for any business and management student wanting to think creatively.

Philosophy and Public Administration

Author: Edoardo Ongaro
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1784718440
Format: PDF
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This book provides a systematic introduction to the philosophical foundations of the study and the practice of public administration. It reviews all the main philosophical streams, from ancient Greek philosophy to the contemporary strands, and discusses their significance for public governance and public management. Ontological and epistemological issues are brought to the fore in discussing contemporary conceptions of the nature of public administration. The quest for justification and legitimacy of public governance is examined, and 'Common Good', 'Social contract' and 'Personalism' arguments vetted. The works of thinkers like Thomas More and Niccolò Machiavelli are revisited and the implications for contemporary public administration are drawn.

An Introduction To The Philosophy Of Social Research

Author: Tim May
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135367175
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This is an accessible introduction to the philosophy of social research which relates philosophical ideas to actual research practice. The book makes effective use of illustrations from the UK, US and Europe to examine specific problems and broader issues. The book is intended for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in social research methods within sociology, social policy, politics, social psychology, human geography; philosophy of social science and social theory courses; and as a personal reference for professional researchers.

Elements of a Philosophy of Management and Organization

Author: Peter Koslowski
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642111408
Format: PDF, Docs
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Managing as a form of human action has an inherent link with philosophy, which is also concerned with choosing the right action and the best way to lead our lives. Management theory and philosophy can join forces in epistemology (the philosophy of knowledge), ethics, and cultural theory. The epistemology of management concerns the question of how management can improve its ability to create knowledge about managing companies and about using management theory in the task of managing. Management ethics investigates the question of what the right management actions are. The cultural theory of management examines how corporate culture can increase the cooperation within the firm and how the cultural surplus value of products and brand management can increase the firm’s value creation in its products. This book introduces the readers to central approaches in this new field, which represents a synthesis of management and philosophical theory.

An Introduction to Business Ethics

Author: Joseph R. DesJardins
Publisher: Asia Higher Education Humanities and Social Sciences Philosophy and Religion
ISBN: 9781259010637
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Suitable for business ethics course, this title offers critical analysis and integrates the perspective of philosophy with management, law, economics, and public policy. It provides a comprehensive introductory survey of the ethical choices available to us in business.

The Theory Principles and Management of Taxation

Author: Jane Frecknall-Hughes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113508582X
Format: PDF
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There are many practical textbooks explaining how taxation is applied and calculated but few ever deal thoroughly with the theory behind the practice. This book concisely addresses the principles and theories behind taxation in an accessible and internationally relevant way. It encourages readers to think through and develop an understanding of why taxation is imposed, the different means by which it is imposed and the nature of the problems inherent in this imposition. It addresses background issues, fundamental principles and emerging topics such as: the philosophy and history of taxation; types of taxation; and international issues, including double taxation treaties, residence and transfer prices. This text is essential reading for students of taxation and provides a valuable introduction for students of business, finance and accounting.

Just in Time Manufacturing

Author: T.C. Cheng
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780412735400
Format: PDF, ePub
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Written in clear, straightforward language, Just-in-Time Manufacturing: An introduction discusses in-depth the implementation of JIT manufacturing. The objectives are twofold: firstly, to acquaint the reader with the overall JIT concept and the factors necessary for its implementation, and secondly to reinforce this with an actual case study of JIT implementation in a manufacturing company.

Risk

Author: Nicholas Rescher
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Management Research

Author: Mark Easterby-Smith
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446260453
Format: PDF, ePub
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Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here Now in its Fourth Edition, this much loved text offers theoretical and philosophical depth without sacrificing what you need to know in practical terms. With an impressive suite of in-text features and online materials, as well as the authors' ability to tackle complex issues in a clear and accessible way, this textbook makes the whole scope of management research methods approachable. Inside you will find painless coverage of the entire research process as well as a critical, thoughtful treatment of important issues like ethics and politics, making this an invaluable companion to any student or researcher who needs to know about business and management research methods. New to the Fourth Edition: - Expanded coverage of mixed methods - Further guidance on choosing a research question and writing a research proposal - More visual material and an improved, full-colour layout The book's companion website has been fully updated to include: - An instructor's manual - Lecture slides - Links to further reading - More full-text articles from SAGE Journals Online - An online glossary - An author podcast Visit the Companion Webiste at www.sagepub.co.uk/easterbysmith