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Henri Fayol, in search of an interpretive key to his ideas

In his classic book Industrial and General Administration, in French Administration Industrielle et générale, before listing his famous fourteen “general principles of administration,” Henri Fayol draws the reader’s attention to the meaning that the word principle would assume in his text. However, far from presenting a precise definition or providing any reference to the source on […]

How is your moral imagination going?

In this text we will address moral imagination in teaching ethics in Management. You will find the following topics: ● A brief definition of moral imagination and why it is important for ethics in Management. ● Two alternatives that can help extend the moral imagination: literary narratives and reflecting on films. Moral Imagination and its […]

The Fake News Phenomenon and Its Impacts on Contemporary Society

What happened to Fake News from a simple fake news that circulates on the networks to a concept with the first and last name? How has this become a pandemic like the one we live in today? Any individual knows what Fake News is – those news stories with eye-grabbing headlines in bottle letters, which […]

Again, a few words about the conceptual, methodological, and teleological rigor necessary for the academic way of life

To combat this pathological situation, Paulo Grave and I have defended a proposal to rehabilitate the process of training masters and doctors in stricto sensu postgraduate courses in administration. This proposal consists of education for virtue (Azevedo & Grave 2014; 2020). Of course, it is not an education for any virtue, but an education proper to the […]

Two queens and the moral anachronism

On February 8, 1587, the Queen of Scotland, Mary Stuart, was executed in England by her cousin Elizabeth I in this country ruled by her cousin Elizabeth I. Despite having signed the death warrant, Elizabeth stated that the order was carried out without your knowledge. Who was underhanded, and who spoke the truth? Here’s a […]

What does it take to start an adventure?

“Shackleton’s Incredible Journey” is among exploration and adventure literature classics. It provides an incomparable narrative and leads us to reflections about the adventure fundaments. The following text highlight at least two aspects of these fundamentals. But first, let us know more about the journey. Ernest Shackleton and his crew of 27 men set out in […]

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