Ontological Fundamentals for Ethical Management

Heidegger and the Corporate World

  • Dominik Heil

Part of the Issues in Business Ethics book series (IBET, volume 35)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
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    Pages 1-45
  3. Dominik Heil
    Pages 121-136
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    Pages 137-176
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    Pages 177-183
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 185-195

About this book


The book develops a philosophical foundation to the field of management as an academic discipline using the work of Martin Heidegger as a guiding philosophy. It asks the questions ‘what is a corporation?’ and ‘what is corporate management?’ These two questions are foundational for management thought in general and management ethics in particular. Most other academic fields are in some way defined and guided by a philosophical discourse. This philosophical discourse is largely missing in the field of management thought and education. Without this foundation it can never be clear what actually belongs into a certain academic discipline and what does not. It also therefore lacks a sound and well articulated ontological foundation critical for developing approaches to ethical management. This book seeks to fill this gap and consequently represents an interdisciplinary effort between the academic field of management/business administration and philosophy, which is vital for business ethics.


Business Ethics CSR Cartesian Tradition Corporate Management Corporate Social Responisibility Corporate Stategy Corporate Values and Em-bankment Corporate World Corporation Corporation and Science Corporation as Cultural Corporation as Political Corporation as Transformational Corporation as a Human Being Corporation as an Organism Definitions of Management Entrepeneur Entrepeneurship Entrepreneurial Management Ethical Management Ethics Ethos for the Enterprise Etymology Hermeneutic Phenomenology Hermeneutics Human Alienation and Exploitation Management and Power Martin Heidegger Nature of Management Nature of the Corporation Ontological Ontological Questioning World -Acquiring

Authors and affiliations

  • Dominik Heil
    • 1
  1. 1.Parktown, JohannesburgSouth Africa

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