Developing a critic conscience for managers - by Philippe de Woot[Proceedings] by Philippe de Woot


Philippe de Woot is professor at Université Catholique de Louvain.

Directors and Managers must be aware of the advantages and drawbacks of the capitalist system nowadays. As Philippe de Woot states in his report, this awareness leads to further thought about the implementation of an alternative management that places the humane dimension in the center of the system ; a system that was so far dominated by Technique. The objective of a company must be to serve the human being and the Planet because of its growing role.

A background question has then been raised: what is the responsibility of Business Schools in leaders' training when they keep sticking to teaching the one way of thinking in the 1960s that Milton Friedmann enhanced in his work.

Quote article  Philippe de Woot, « Developing a critic conscience for managers - by Philippe de Woot », 23 march 2008, Alternative Management Observatory (AMO), [Proceedings]

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