An investigation into the possibility of creating a human-centered, value-oriented society based on humanistic principles.
List of figures; List of tables; List of editors and contributors; HUMANET: HUmanistic MAnagement Research NETwork: paving the way towards a life-serving economy; Introduction Michael Pirson, Ernst von Kimakowitz, Heiko Spitzeck, Wolfgang Amann and Shiban Khan; Part I. Philosophic-Historical Grounding of Humanism: 1. Philosophical grounds of Humanism in economics Julian Nida-Rumelin; 2. The Humanist tradition Matt Cherry; 3. Humanism and culture: balancing particularity and universalism among the world's religions Greg Epstein; 4. A requisite journey: from business ethics to economic philosophy Claus Dierksmeier; 5. The global economy from a moral point of view Stephen B. Young; 6. The implications of Humanism for business studies Omar Aktouf and W. David Holford; 7. Current trends in Humanism and business Domenec Mele; Part II. Towards an Integration of Humanism and Business on a Systems Level: 8. Towards a civilized market economy: economic citizenship rights and responsibilities in service of a humane society Peter Ulrich; 9. Development as freedom - individual freedom as a social commitment Amartya Sen; 10. On corporate responsibility for human rights Klaus M. Leisinger; 11. The value shift: merging social and financial imperatives Lynn Sharp Paine; 12. The ugly side of capitalism: what the young generation needs to combat Ulrich Steger; Part III. Humanistic Management: 13. Democratizing the corporation Allen L. White; 14. Social entrepreneurship - a blueprint for humane organizations? Michael Pirson; 15. Humanism at work: crucial organizational cultures and leadership principles Claudia Peus and Dieter Frey; 16. Positive organizational scholarship: embodying a humanistic perspective of business Miguel Pereira Lopes, Miguel Pina e Cunha, Stephan Kaiser and Gordon Muller-Seitz; 17. Corporate sustainability as an indicator for more humanism in business? A view beyond the usual hype in Europe Oliver Salzmann, Aileen Ionescu-Somers and Ulrich Steger; 18. Changing direction - corporations as ambassadors of the environment? Oliver Rapf; Part IV. The Individual as a Change Agent for a Humane Business Society: 19. Ethical codes at work Adrian Henriques; 20. The daunting challenges of globalization and the power of individuals in cross-stakeholder networks for a humanistic face of globalization Jean-Pierre Lehmann; 21. The leader as responsible change agent: promoting Humanism in and beyond business Thomas Maak and Nicola Pless; 22. Quiet leadership - a way to sustainable positive change Joe Badaracco; 23. Everyone a changemaker: social entrepreneurship's ultimate goal William Drayton; 24. Social business entrepreneurs are the solution Muhammad Yunus; 25. Concluding observations Ernst von Kimakowitz, Michael Pirson, Heiko Spitzeck, Wolfgang Amann and Shiban Khan; Index.