Table of contents

  1. Ralph J. Bathurst, Michelle Sitong Chen
  2. Arran Gare, Cristina Neesham
  3. Marianna Fotaki
  4. Vincent Blok

About this book


The Handbook of Philosophy of Management addresses the philosophical foundations of management in theory and practice. It covers most established branches of philosophy, including ethics, aesthetics, metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of research methodology, political and social philosophy, and philosophy of science. As philosophy provides a meta-framework for moving beyond paradigm fragmentation within management research and education, this allows researchers and practitioners to find harmony (and discord) in the perspectives revealed by a philosophical lens. The Handbook’s broad scope maps out the field and provides a forum where philosophy can be meaningfully applied to the study of management in all its forms. The original, peer reviewed  research published here sheds new light on the complexities of management theory and practice, beyond what hitherto has been possible with the sole application of the social sciences.


cross cultural management ethical policy human flourishing in social institutions management aesthetics management ethics management of social norms management of social order management paradigms mentality in organization moral philosophy of management philosophical foundations of management philosophy in management philosophy in practice philosophy of management reflection in practice social and political philosophy of management

Editors and affiliations

  • Cristina Neesham
    • 1
  • Steven Segal
    • 2
  1. 1.Newcastle University Business SchoolNewcastle upon TyneUK
  2. 2.Graduate School of ManagementMacquarie UniversitySydneyAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-48352-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2524-4361
  • Series Online ISSN 2524-437X