Philosophy of Management

By: Thomas Erickson

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The book entitled ?Philosophy of Management? primarily deals with the fundamental principles guiding the formation and functioning of a business enterprise as well as the basic nature and purpose of a business. Management philosophies are essentially conceptual frameworks that explain, predict and guide the actions of managers. As a matter of fact, most managers are not cognizant of their philosophy in a formal manner, but act with remarkable consistency within the frame-work of their management philosophy. Just as a scientist employ a theory to explain, predict and described natural phenomena, philosophy of management explains, predicts and describe management behaviour for a particular individual or organisation at a particular point in time. CONTENTS Preface (v) 1. Introduction 1 ? Early Development ? Modern Philosophers of Business ? Purpose of a Business Contract Theory Stakeholder Theory ? Business as Property ? Mission of Business ? A Mini-Republic or Modern Village ? Ontology of the Business Enterprise ? Epistemology and Logic of Business ? Globalization of the Indian Management Philosophy ? Export of Philosophy ? Wider Perspective 2. Business Ethics 19 ? General Business Ethics ? Professional Ethics ? Ethics of Human Resource Management ? Ethics of Sales and Marketing ? Ethics of Production ? Ethics of Intellectual Property, Knowledge and Skills ? International Business Ethics ? Theoretical Issues in Business Ethics ? Corporate Ethics Policies ? Ethics Officers ? Religious Views on Business Ethics ? Ethical Decision-Making ? Sources of Ethical Standards ? Making Decisions ? A Framework for Ethical Decision-Making 3. Corporate Social Responsibility in a Comparative Perspective 37 ? Problem of Defining Corporate Social Responsibility ? Comparative Legal Analysis Regarding CSR ? Comparative Institutional Analysis ? Implications and Understanding of Comparative CSR ? Attitudes of Managers and Consumers towards CSR ? Comparative TMT Attitudes towards CSR ? Comparative Consumer Attitudes towards CSR ? Behaviour-Centred Cross-National Comparisons ? Major Responsibilities ? Potential Business Benefits ? Risk Management ? CSR and the Nature of Business ? CSR and Questionable Motives ? Ethical Consumerism ? Globalization and Market Forces ? Social Awareness and Education 4. Fundamental Issues in Management 69 ? Definitions of Administration, Organisation and Management ?Basic Functions of Management ? Management: Science or Art ? Role of Finance in Management 5. Social Responsibility of Management 103 ? Social Cost of Management ? Doctrine of Service ? Human Responsibility of Management ? Ethical and Social Consideration of Production ? Spirit of Service ? Ethical Value of Production ? Psychological Dimension of Management 6. Application of Socio-Technical System in the Organizational Work Design 129 Socio-technical Systems 7. Philosophy of Labour Management 171 ? Wages ? Employment ?Task of Employment Manager ? Security ? Training and Education ? Trade Unions ? Co-Operation 8. Product Management: Planning and Marketing 219 ? Aspects of Product Management ? Personal and Impersonal Factors of Production ? Measurement and Analysis of Cost ? Principle of Standardization ? Scientific Planning 9. Training for Industrial Management 263 Bibliography 295 Index 305 Printed Pages: 309.

Title: Philosophy of Management

Author Name: Thomas Erickson

Categories: India, Philosophy,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Global Vision Publishing House: 2010

ISBN: 8182203171

ISBN 13: 9788182203174

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 110048

Keywords: Philosophy of Management Thomas Erickson