Title
Compassion : Chinese and Western perspectives on practical wisdom in management Compassion : Chinese and Western perspectives on practical wisdom in management
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Arts. Philosophy
Publication type
article
Publication
Beijing ,
Subject
Philosophy
Economics
Source (journal)
Journal of management development. - Beijing
Volume/pages
30(2011) :7/8 , p. 778-788
ISSN
0262-1711
vabb
c:vabb:329479
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Purpose The notion of compassion is a cornerstone in Chinese as well as western orientations for business practice. Spiritual and religious traditions, philosophical approaches and historical and present business practices outline this notion in a comparative perspective. This paper seeks to address this issue. Design/methodology/approach Interdisciplinary paper, summarizing social science, philosophical and business literature. Findings With its focus on compassion, business ethics in the Chinese tradition highlights a notion, which variously resonates within western traditions. Based on this, multiple lines or thought consequences for management development are derived. Practical implications In terms of management development the call for compassionate management can be held as a common denominator of different traditions. Therefore, it will be important to include this aspect in our management development, cultural management as well as international strategy courses. Originality/value In a broad interreligious and intercultural overview some basic characteristics of compassionate management can be identified
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