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The Philosophical Foundations of Management Thought
I argue that managers, management academics, and management students benefit from being knowledgeable in Western philosophy. To that effect, a survey of six major themes of Western philosophy is of...
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Casualization of Academics in the Australian Higher Education: Is Teaching Quality at Risk?.
This article explores the issues casual academics face in Australia and whether these pose risks to teaching quality. The logic of the rampant casualisation in Australian universities is exposedExpand
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Heroic Individualism: Anarchistic and Aristocratic
Max Stirner was an eccentric German philosopher who brought Fichte down to earth and turned Schopenhauer on his head. Fichte’s statement that consciousness (ego) is everything harmonises perfectlyExpand
Cynicism: Confronting Managerial Leadership
It is widely assumed that a straight line of philosophical development runs from Socrates to his most famous disciple, Plato, and on to his most famous pupil, Aristotle. There is, however, anotherExpand
Introduction: Writing on Nietzsche
1. The first challenge that a commentator on Nietzsche faces, even before attempting to make a case for the relevance of his work, is to justify the work’ very existence among a flooding tide ofExpand
From the industrial revolution to Trump: Six periods of changing perceptions of American business managers
Purpose This paper takes a long-term view of how the US public and private sectors have been viewed in relation to each other. It notes that since the time of approximately the NixonExpand
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Heroic Drucker
Abstract The purpose of this article is to argue that the ethical concepts and principles that made Peter Drucker a leading figure in management can be analysed in the terms of the oldest WesternExpand
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Will to Power and Materialism
1. In the literature, Nietzsche’ final stance on metaphysics and its relationship to will to power is a matter of debate and controversy. For many, indeed most, commentators, Nietzsche was theExpand
Will to Power and ‘I’
1. Among the various roles that Nietzsche assigned to his concept of will to power, one stood out early on. From Thus Spoke Zarathustra onwards, will to power was at times proposed as the drive orExpand
Religious Leadership: Two Faces of Authority
The Greeks and the Romans developed the foundations of the Western rational tradition, with its emphasis on the free and critical pursuit of knowledge in the service of truth and personal well-being.Expand