Civil Economy and Organisation: Towards Ethical Business Management


Author(s): Roberta Sferrazzo

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2020

ISBN: 9783030590215,9783030590222

This book aims to move beyond the concepts of ‘bureaucracy’, ‘hierarchical control’ and ‘performance’ that classic organizational and managerial studies often focus upon. Instead, it considers these managerial leverages as instruments that are liable to lead to a decline in positive worker behaviors. It proposes a shift from traditional management towards a type of organization based upon self-control, equality and liberation – a model far better suited to the turbulent business environment of today.

In order to support this analysis, it draws on interdisciplinary research, including the Italian Civil Economy tradition, the connection between agapic love and leadership, and philosophical perspectives on management. It will be of interest to scholars working in the fields of management studies, philosophy, organisation studies and business ethics.


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