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Dignity and the Organization

  • Monika Kostera
  • Michael Pirson

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

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About this book


This important book focuses on the role of human dignity, its protection and promotion in the context of organization and Humanistic Management. The recent phenomenon of humanism in management already has a rich body of literature and takes up many themes both theoretically, and from a practitioner perspective. Dignity and the Organization is the first book to explicitly deal with the topic of human dignity and management. The chapters address various aspects and problems from a humanistically-oriented perspective, taking up issues relevant for the contemporary management theorists and practitioners, and are concerned with organization, management and the social and cultural context. The book develops the notion of human dignity in conceptual and theoretical terms in its practical application, within the context of organizations.


humanistic management practitioner protection contemporary

Editors and affiliations

  • Monika Kostera
    • 1
  • Michael Pirson
    • 2
  1. 1.Jagiellonian UniversityKrakówPoland
  2. 2.Fordham UniversityNew YorkUSA

About the editors

Monika Kostera is Professor Ordinaria and Chair of Management at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland, and Professor and Chair in Management at Durham University, UK. She has authored and edited over 35 books in Polish and English, and a number of articles published in scholarly journals. 

Michael Pirson is Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Humanistic Management at Fordham University, US. He is a Research Fellow at Harvard University, a distinguished fellow at Case Western Reserve University, and the Interim President of the Humanistic Management Network. He is a full member of the Club of Rome and has received various awards for his work, including from the Academy of Management.     

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