Making Management Studies Matter Towards Phronesis

ISBN Number : 978-93-5273-654-6

Library Price : Rs.625

Library Dollar Price : 25$

Book Edition : First

Year of Publication : 2018

No. Of Pages : 166

About The Book

Most corporate and business unit strategies fail. The clear majority of mergers and acquisitions lag behind expectations. Many product innovations and start-ups do not deliver. 3 out of 4 business leaders derail. Across cultures and firms, employee engagement scores are disappointingly low. Global signs of unsustainability persist. We need to accelerate the discussion on how to make management studies matter more. Key performance indicators are far from positive and seem to deteriorate overtime. There is a dangerous 'valley of death' between management research and studies on one side, and relevance for practitioners on the other side. We suggest shifting attention from simplistic knowledge and skills training towards what Aristotle labeled phronesis (wisdom). Today's ever more complex world render yesterday's management models obsolete too quickly and we need to prepare leaders and managers differently. We present our insights on the way forward in this book. We call for phronesis 2.0 - a new version of the concept adapted to our volatile and demanding business environments.


Contents -

1. Introduction - Why Should Management Studies Matter More?
2. From Phronesis 1.0 to 2.0
3. Phronesis in Strategizing
4. Phronesis and International Management
5. Phronesis, Sustainability and Global Development
6. Phronesis in Soft Skills Curicula
7. Phronetic Management Research
8. Phronesis in Undergraduate, Graduate, and Executive Education
9. Conclusions and The Way Forward
About the Authors

About The Author

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Amann serves as academic director as well as professor of strategy and leadership at HEC Paris. He is a founding global board member of the Humanistic Management Network, and involved in International United Nations initiatives on Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME).

Prof. Dr. Shiv K. Tripathi is Senior Professor and Dean at CMR University in Bangalore. He has previously been Vice-Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University (Meghalaya) and Professor at Mzumbe University, Tanzania. He is an active member of the United Nations PRME Working Group(s).

Dr. Shiban Khan is managing director of Arminius Strategy Consultants in Dubai, where she is principle consultant of strategy, sustainability, and organizational change projects. She is co-founder of the Humanistic Management Network and recently launched an international coaching practice.

Prof. Dr. K. Janardhanam is Professor of Management and Director, Canara Bank School of Management Studies, Bangalore University, India. Earlier, has been Dean of Faculty of Commerce and Management at Bangalore University (CBSMS). He is recipient of number of international awards.

Prof. Dr. Kuldeep Kumar is Professor Emeritus, Florida International University, Florida (USA). He has served a number of unitersities in different capacities across the world. Currently, he is Academic Director for Twente Executive Doctorate Programme (TEDM) at University of Twente, The Netherlands.

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