Philosophy of Management

Volume 11, Issue 3, 2012

A Unique Role for a ‘Philosophy of Management’

Laurent Ledoux
Pages 11-26

Today’s Manager’s Best Friend?

The purpose of this paper is to rationalise why and how philosophy can help today’s managers in their daily practices. I will first explain why today’s managers particularly should engage themselves in profound and enduring dialogue with philosophers. To this end, I will present the close links between the major managerial activities and the major philosophical domains. In the second section, I will sketch out how such a dialogue can be facilitated. To this end, I will present some of the methods and conditions used to ensure the success of the practice of philosophy in organisations.

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