Pragmatism and Management Inquiry (inbunden)
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Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
232
Utgivningsdatum
2002-02-01
Förlag
Praeger Publishers Inc
Medarbetare
Fontrodona, Joan
Illustratör/Fotograf
black & white illustrations
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black & white illustrations
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240 x 163 x 23 mm
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563 g
Antal komponenter
1
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1 Hardback
ISBN
9781567205152

Pragmatism and Management Inquiry

Insights from the Thought of Charles S. Peirce

Inbunden,  Engelska, 2002-02-01
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Good managers do not simply get things donethey do the right things. They are ethical. Through an examination of the work of Charles S. Peirce, the American philosopher who coined the term pragmatism in 1872, Fontrodona emerges with important clarifications, as well as an innovative view of human action and the practice of management. Pragmatism, often misunderstood as a triumph of pure effectiveness, is actually a process by which people, through action, reveal and develop themselves using virtue and value. In Part I, Fontrodona considers human action not only from the viewpoint of its effectiveness, but also from its purposefulness. In Part II, the study turns to Peirce's thought about the nature of science, which shows us that while management is eminently practical, it is also based on a scientific approach. Part III presents three principles for human action drawn from the three normative sciences: creativity based on logic; community based on ethics; and character based on aesthetics. Finally, Fontrodona questions the presence of these principles in the commonly accepted, current models of management.
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?Those willing to discover the nature of management at a very theoretical level should be forewarned: this book is 80 percent about Peirce's pragmatic philosophy of human action, intelligent problem solving, and the principles of scientific inquiry. But having mastered that pragmatic perspective, what a world is opened to view! The rest of this book is a provocative exploration of central issues in management science. Most important, it locates moral decision making at the heart of organizational theory. Recommended for libraries maintaining business and management collections; upper-division undergraduates through practitioners.?-Choice "Those willing to discover the nature of management at a very theoretical level should be forewarned: this book is 80 percent about Peirce's pragmatic philosophy of human action, intelligent problem solving, and the principles of scientific inquiry. But having mastered that pragmatic perspective, what a world is opened to view! The rest of this book is a provocative exploration of central issues in management science. Most important, it locates moral decision making at the heart of organizational theory. Recommended for libraries maintaining business and management collections; upper-division undergraduates through practitioners."-Choice

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JUAN FONTRODONA is Assistant Professor of Business Ethics at IESE Business School, Barcelona. He holds an MBA and a doctorate in philosophy and has had visiting professorships, fellowships, and scholarships at Harvard Business School and the Center for Business Ethics, Bentley College. In his research and various publications, Fontrodona combines the study of the theoretical foundations of management with the ethical implications of the daily conduct of business and has explored these and other topics in his various books and journal articles.

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Foreword Prologue of the Spanish Edition Introduction Human Action in the Thought of Charles S. Peirce Charles S. Peirce: A Life Devoted to Science The Triadic Conception of Human Action The World in Which Man Acts The Task of Knowing and Interpreting the World The Scientific Character of Management The Decision-Making Process Decision Criteria in Management The Synthetical Character of Management The Scientific Attitude in Management Three Principles for Management Creativity, the Logical Priciple of Action Community, the Ethical Priciple of Action Character, the Esthetic Priciple of Action Epilogue for Entrepreneurs: A Challenge for the 21st Century References Index