Hegel's Moral Corporation is about two versions of a corporation, one business oriented and dedicated to shareholder-value and profit-maximisation and one dedicated to moral life, Sittlichkeit, in Hegelian terms. In contrast to more general books on management, this book examines one single institution of management, corporations, from the standpoint of a specific philosopher. The book presents somewhat of a critical extension of Hegelian moral philosophy on corporations, reaching well beyond Hegel's outlines of Hegelian corporations in the early 19th century. In other words, it is not Hegelian but Neo-Hegelian in its approach because it does not remain within the confines of Hegel but applies his philosophy to the corporations of the 21st century.
Palgrave Macmillan; October 2015
- ISBN: 9781137547408
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- Title: Hegel’s Moral Corporation
- Author: Thomas Klikauer
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
About The Author
Thomas Klikauer is Senior Lecturer of Human Resources and Management at University of Western Sydney, Australia. His research interests include ethics at work and management, and his publications include Management at Work, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007) and Management Communication: Communicative Ethics and Action (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008).