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In a Time of Global Upheaval- Humanistic Management Thinking Needed More Than Ever

In a Time of Global Upheaval- Humanistic Management Thinking Needed More Than Ever Humanist Manag J (2017) 1:155–157 DOI 10.1007/s41463-017-0021-y EDITORIAL In a Time of Global Upheaval- Humanistic Management Thinking Needed More Than Ever Michael Pirson Published online: 10 March 2017 Springer International Publishing 2017 Introduction In uncertain times, we are happy to announce the publication of the second volume of the Humanistic Management Journal. While it is sometimes easy to despair and question the value of our collective work, we can benefit from knowing that despite historical hiccups, good and valid ideas are stronger than emotional and political fads. Our journal was established in a time when the failures and cracks of the pervasive “economistic” view of the world have become very evident. It is our hope that the basic values of freedom and dignity can be part of organizing theory and practice much more fundamentally than they had been in the past (Pirson 2016). The past, though, seems to have returned in the form of tribalist thinking and action. The notions of tribe, tradition, and religion again are viewed as opposed to the concepts of individualism, universalism, reason, and science. The humanist management network has aimed to reconcile those notions, the past and the future. Yet, the political Zeitgeist is http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Humanistic Management Journal Springer Journals

In a Time of Global Upheaval- Humanistic Management Thinking Needed More Than Ever

Humanistic Management Journal , Volume 1 (2) – Mar 10, 2017

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2017 by Springer International Publishing
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Philosophy; Ethics; Quality of Life Research
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2366-603X
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2366-6048
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10.1007/s41463-017-0021-y
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Humanist Manag J (2017) 1:155–157 DOI 10.1007/s41463-017-0021-y EDITORIAL In a Time of Global Upheaval- Humanistic Management Thinking Needed More Than Ever Michael Pirson Published online: 10 March 2017 Springer International Publishing 2017 Introduction In uncertain times, we are happy to announce the publication of the second volume of the Humanistic Management Journal. While it is sometimes easy to despair and question the value of our collective work, we can benefit from knowing that despite historical hiccups, good and valid ideas are stronger than emotional and political fads. Our journal was established in a time when the failures and cracks of the pervasive “economistic” view of the world have become very evident. It is our hope that the basic values of freedom and dignity can be part of organizing theory and practice much more fundamentally than they had been in the past (Pirson 2016). The past, though, seems to have returned in the form of tribalist thinking and action. The notions of tribe, tradition, and religion again are viewed as opposed to the concepts of individualism, universalism, reason, and science. The humanist management network has aimed to reconcile those notions, the past and the future. Yet, the political Zeitgeist is

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Published: Mar 10, 2017

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