Managing for Good Work: Principles and Practices of Humanistic Management Based on Catholic Social Thought

  • Benito TeehankeeEmail author
  • Yolanda Sevilla
Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)


Despite substantial amounts of wealth generated by businesses all over the world, poverty and profound inequality persist. Within business organizations themselves, workers are often treated mainly as means for production with the result that their needs for integral human development during work are not attended to by managers. Catholic social thought (CST), as expounded in the Vatican document The Vocation of the Business Leader, provides principles—such as human dignity, the common good and subsidiarity—that can guide humanistic managers in enabling the flourishing of workers while achieving the economic goals of the firm. The Leather Collection is a Philippine-based company that has endeavored to manage its workers along the principles of CST.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ramon V. del Rosario College of Business, Business for Human Development Network – Center for Business Research and DevelopmentDe La Salle UniversityManilaPhilippines
  2. 2.The Leather Collection, Inc.Las PiñasPhilippines

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