Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 99, Issue 1, pp 51–62

An Integrated Model of Humanistic Management


DOI: 10.1007/s10551-011-0748-6

Cite this article as:
Spitzeck, H. J Bus Ethics (2011) 99: 51. doi:10.1007/s10551-011-0748-6


This conceptual paper analyses the arguments which have been made in favour of a transition towards humanistic management. In order to reconcile economic as well as moral arguments an integrative model of humanistic management is presented. This model outlines prospective lines of empirical research especially in the area where business conduct is profitable but not humanistic.

Key words

humanistic management human dignity business case moral case 

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cranfield School of Management, Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility, Cranfield UniversityBedfordU.K.

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