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Dignity in the Workplace

New Theoretical Perspectives


Part of the Humanism in Business Series book series (HUBUS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Matthijs Bal
    Pages 1-40
  3. Matthijs Bal
    Pages 41-66
  4. Matthijs Bal
    Pages 67-95
  5. Matthijs Bal
    Pages 161-204
  6. Matthijs Bal
    Pages 205-233
  7. Matthijs Bal
    Pages 235-262
  8. Matthijs Bal
    Pages 263-288
  9. Matthijs Bal
    Pages 289-306
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 307-312

About this book


Introducing a theory of workplace dignity into the field of management studies, this innovative new book presents an alternative paradigm based on principles of human dignity which is integrated into a theoretical approach to the topic. The author addresses and analyses the causes and consequences of the dominant political-economic paradigm within management studies. Further, it presents a theoretical alternative which can constitute a foundation for a new way of thinking about organisations, management, and leadership. Dignity in the Workplace offers scholars ideas for how research in the field of management studies may be enriched by a dignity-paradigm, and goes further to explore the role of a dignity-paradigm in the function of HR-managers and organisational leaders. Thus, the book aims to contribute to the need for alternative conceptualisations of how contemporary organisations can be managed. 


management theory leadership political-economic Human resources

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of LincolnLincolnUnited Kingdom

About the authors

P. Matthijs Bal is Professor of Responsible Management at the University of Lincoln, UK. Before joining Lincoln, he was a reader in the School of Management, University of Bath, UK, and has previously worked at VU University Amsterdam and Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

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