Leadership through the Classics

Learning Management and Leadership from Ancient East and West Philosophy

  • Gregory P. Prastacos
  • Fuming Wang
  • Klas Eric Soderquist

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Ethics and Moral Leadership

  3. Philosophy in Leadership

  4. Role and Meaning of Business in Society

  5. Philosophy and the Shaping of Economies and Business Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Cuiping Zhang, Xiaoxing Zhu
      Pages 255-271
  6. Philosophy and Leadership Styles

  7. Philosophy in Management Training and Development

  8. Concepts from Philosophy in Contemporary Management Challenges

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 539-569

About this book


The unforeseeably complex socio-economic and environmental challenges of the 21st century must be tackled by placing faith in the power of mankind to integrate established wisdom and new knowledge, and in our ability to collaborate for a sustainable future. Departing from this, a global 2011 conference debating papers devoted to the impact of ancient philosophy, focusing on Confucius and Aristotle, in modern leadership and management was organized by Hanban, the Athens University of Economics & Business, and the University of International Economics & Business, Beijing, China. A rich sourcebook for a broad audience, this unique volume presents the wide array of conference contributions by international thought-leaders. Departing from a foundation of general concepts of ethics and leadership the book then delves into questions about how philosophy shape emerging economic and business systems, to end with direct lessons from ancient philosophy for contemporary business challenges.


Business Ethics Classical Philosophy Leadership Management Strategy

Editors and affiliations

  • Gregory P. Prastacos
    • 1
  • Fuming Wang
    • 2
  • Klas Eric Soderquist
    • 3
  1. 1., Howe School of Technology ManagementStevens Institute of TechnologyHobokenUSA
  2. 2.and Economics, Economic Cooperation and DevelopmentUniversity of International BusinessBeijingChina, People's Republic
  3. 3., Business FacultyHigher Colleges of TechnologyDubaiUtd.Arab.Emir.

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-32444-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-32445-1
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