Corporate Governance and Ethics: An Aristotelian Perspective

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Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2010 - Business & Economics - 235 pages
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This book can be highly recommended to corporate directors, executives, managers and interested academics. At the same time, however, I think it should also be on the reading list of every politician involved in rethinking the regulations of the economic
 

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Stands out with its refreshing perspective on corporate governance. Sison presents solid criticism of the underlying paradigm. In the quest for better governance after the financial crisis most scholars are dabbling within the existing 'economistic' paradigm which undoubtedly has outlived its purpose. Alejo Sison presents a very convincing and illuminating account with practical relevance. While some may be criticising the work for its lack of cohesive theoretical alternative a la Agency Theory, the main point of this book is the presentation of a fundamentally different epistemology around what corporate governance means and how those functions can be approached. As such this account is much needed and presents a solid basis rooted in philosophical thought rather than mathematical assumptions.Thanks! 

Contents

the firm is not a moneymaking machine
1
2 Corporate governance by box ticking
25
3 Governance and government from an Aristotelian perspective
44
4 Shareholders stakeholders and citizens
69
5 Corporate despots and constitutional rulers
98
6 A few good men?
147
7 Corporate polities and corporate democracies
177
8 Governance as praxis
215
Index
227
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