Dignity- the missing link

Michael Pirson won the Social Issues in Management (SIM) Division’s Best Book Award at this year’s Academy of Management Conference. He is an associate professor at the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University . Dr Johanne Grosvold, Deputy Director of the Centre for Business, Organisations and Society, chaired the SIM Division’s Best Book Award Committee, and as such was privy to all the books nominated for this year’s award. It was an extremely competitive field, yet the committee was unanimous in its assessment of which book should be the winner of the award in 2018. Michael Pirson’s book Humanistic Management offers a timely and novel reminder of the importance of human dignity.

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Reflections on Humanistic Management

“Thus, human beings are not “homo economos”: mere consumers, resources, or a means to some other person’s profitable end. Human beings are “homo sapiens” capable of loving, caring, and extending themselves so that others may gain and move forward not only materially, but totally, in a completely personalistic way.”

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