Introduction to Philosophy of Management

Cristina Neesham*, Markus Reihlen, Dennis Schoeneborn

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Mainstream philosophy has not paid much attention to management, and the field of management studies is only beginning to recognize the actual power of philosophy for understanding, designing and reflecting on management practice. The Springer Handbook of Philosophy of Management is the first of its kind. It covers, in 58 chapters organized into six sections, essential philosophical themes in management studies: epistemology of management, philosophy of science for management theory and practice, aesthetics of management, social and political philosophy of management, moral philosophy and management, and philosophy in management practice and education. The aim of this handbook has been to cover a diversity of perspectives and practices in the philosophy of management, and to illustrate how this diversity shapes our understandings, forms of studying, educating, and practicing management. The choice of topics and chapters has been guided by finding a balance between traditional topics and new developments in the field.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Philosophy of Management
EditorsCristina Neesham, Markus Reihlen, Dennis Schoeneborn
Number of pages13
Place of PublicationCham
Publication date2022
ISBN (Print)9783030766054
ISBN (Electronic)9783030766061
Publication statusPublished - 2022
SeriesHandbooks in Philosophy


  • Aesthetics
  • Business ethics
  • Epistemology
  • Management
  • Moral philosophy
  • Philosophy of science
  • Philosophy in management practice and education
  • Social and political philosophy

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