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Title Shareholder value and the common good : essays on the objectives and purposes of business management / edited by David Lutz, Paul Mimbi
Published Nairobi, Kenya : LawAfrica Publishing (K) Ltd., [2011]
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Contents Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Keynote address: the relationship between ethics and business management -- Altruism and human flourishing: the high and lw dimensions of 'self-interest' in business enterprise -- Beyond agency theory: the nature of the firm from a humanistic perspective -- A comparative analysis of the principle of competition in business management and the principle of love in Christian ethics in Africa -- The purpose of business management inthe light of Catholic social teaching -- The challenge of business: going beyond wealth maximisation and profit maximisation -- Human perfection as the proper aim of business management -- The objective of maximum profit, or the wishfulthinking of a 'hyper-monetised' economy -- The German way: the free-enterprise system; daily struggle between capitalism and social responsibility -- Which business models for sustainable development? -- Beyond 'welfarism': towards a philosophical grounding of economic theory -- The objective of business management: a Biblical perspective -- Should entrepreneurs advance the profit-maximisation objective? -- Ethics in business economics: self-interest, inequality of income, and social justice -- Governing the business enterprise: the wealth-creating organ of, in, and for society -- Profit maximisation and business social responsibility objectives in business management -- Capitalism and social investment in Africa:contradictory commitment to development -- The misapplication of the concept of agency to financial management theory -- Founding an ethical Kenya: the role of the business sector -- The search for metaphysical, rpistemological, moralprinciples to serve as a basis of business management -- The objective of business management and the necessity of ethical business managers -- Presumptive taxation and tax compliance in Uganda: incorporating ethical aspects -- Management ethics and the reality of negative attitudes in Nigeria's public employment sector -- Work ethic, locus of control, and task performance -- Personal morality and business management: empirical and philosophical perspectives -- Contributors
Summary The twenty-five essays in this interdisciplinary, international volume address the question of the objective or purpose of business management from a wide range of theoretical perspectives
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed July 10, 2017)
Subject Management -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Form Electronic book
Author Lutz, David, editor
Mimbi, Paul, editor
ISBN 9789966530059