Dignity in the Workplace

New Theoretical Perspectives

  • MatthijsĀ Bal

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  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

  • MatthijsĀ Bal
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LincolnLincolnUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-55244-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-55245-3
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