Hume's humanity: a nexus for global management

Creed,AS, Ross, J and Ross, J 2014, Hume's humanity: a nexus for global management. In Lupton, N and Pirson, M (ed), , Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, England, pp.107-119, doi: 10.1057/9781137471628.0013.

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Title Hume's humanity: a nexus for global management
Author(s) Creed,ASORCID iD for Creed,AS
Ross, J
Ross, J
Editor(s) Lupton, N
Pirson, M
Publication date 2014
Series Humanism in Business
Chapter number 8
Total chapters 18
Start page 107
End page 119
Total pages 12
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Place of Publication Basingstoke, England
Summary This chapter explains the development of the Human Nexus, being an original interpretation of ethics based on David Hume's exploration of morality. Recognizing the current moral malaise in global business practice, and searching for a contemporary approach to relational ethics, his elegant reasoning is concisely adapted for global managers. The Human Nexus is proposed as a tool for conveying humanism in global business decision-making today. A matrix of Humean variables from Hume's moral treatise counterbalances usefulness and agreeableness with considerations of self-interest, selflessness and the human connection with ecology. The analysis explores the interaction of variables, relationships and decision processes common in global management. A longitudinal reflective study underpins the research. The resultant construct is presented in context with foundational and emerging literature about the challenge of abstract moral perspectives for global managers, highlighting the desire for something more practical. The Human Nexus shows potential for pragmatically encouraging and enhancing humanistic engagement in ethical decision-making.
ISBN 9781137471611
Language eng
DOI 10.1057/9781137471628.0013
Field of Research 150310 Organisation and Management Theory
Socio Economic Objective 900201 Administration and Business Support Services
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
ERA Research output type B Book chapter
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