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The Future on Love and Business Organizing. An Agenda for Growth and Affirmation of People and the Environment (AGAPE)

Harry Hummels (), Matthew T. Lee (), Patrick Nullens (), Renato Ruffini () and Jennifer Hancock ()
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Harry Hummels: Maastricht University
Matthew T. Lee: Harvard University
Patrick Nullens: University of Humanistic Studies
Renato Ruffini: Università Degli Studi Di Milano
Jennifer Hancock: Humanist Learning Systems

Humanistic Management Journal, 2021, vol. 6, issue 3, No 4, 329-353

Abstract: Abstract Business and love appear to have little to do with each other. We hold the opposite to be true if the concept of love in business draws from two corresponding grammars. This paper contributes to the ‘agenda for growth and affirmation of people and the environment’ (agape) in business. By focusing on the grammars of love and business we operationalize the concept of love in ways that business executives, managers and employees can understand, adopt, and implement. With references to the theory and practice of management and organizations, we aim to contribute to expanding the theory and practice of responsible organizations and their leaders caring for others.

Keywords: Love; Agape; Business; Responsibility; Grammar (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.1007/s41463-021-00117-x

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