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Business Ethics in Action 

Date: 10/2019 Author(s): Melé, Domènec Editor(s): Cátedra de Ética Empresarial y de los Negocios Document type: Book This comprehensive textbook, packed with international cases, places individual human action at the heart of ethical business, arguing that business ethics guides human excellence in businesses. With its unique person-centred approach and student-centred pedagogy, this book will help students to discover and frame ethical issues in business, allowing ... More information Read related article

Review of the book Aquinas and the Market: Toward a Humane Economy by Mary L. Hirschfeld 

Date: 07/2019 Author(s): Melé, Domènec; Pastor, Alfredo Editor(s): Cátedra de Ética Empresarial y de los Negocios Document type: Opinion Review of the book Aquinas and the Market: Toward a Humane Economy, by Mary L. Hirschfeld . Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2018. 288 pp. More information

Spiritual Roots of the "Logic of Gift" and "the Principle of Gratuitousness" in Economic Activity 

Date: 25/05/2019 Author(s): Melé, Domènec Editor(s): Cátedra de Ética Empresarial y de los Negocios Document type: Chapter Pope Benedict XVI, in his Encyclical Letter "Caritas in veritate", suggested the "logic of gift" and "the principle of gratuitousness" to be applied to normal economic activity as an expression of fraternity which can be applied in normal economic activity. The Benedict's proposal contrasts with other views of the logic of gift in economics and sociological ... More information

Introduction 

Date: 25/05/2019 Author(s): Schlag, Martin; Melé, Domènec Editor(s): Cátedra de Ética Empresarial y de los Negocios Document type: Chapter Spirituality is in fashion in many different contexts, among them, business and organization studies. This challenge Christian spirituality in different ways. This book does not seek to provide a definitive answer to these challenges, but to make a contribution to a better understanding of Christian spirituality and its connection with organizations. ... More information

A Catholic Spirituality for Business: The Logic of Gift 

Date: 25/05/2019 Author(s): Editor(s): Cátedra de Ética Empresarial y de los Negocios; Schlag, Martin; Melé, Domènec Document type: Book This is a collective work which develops several aspects of the logic of gift drawing from Catholic social teachings, particuarly those by Pope Bendict XVI. It tries to make a contribution to a better understanding of Christian spirituality and the logic of gift in connection with business organizations. The authors in this book are convinced that ... More information

The "Freely Adaptive System". Application of this Cybernetic Model to an Organization Formed by Two Dynamic Human Systems 

Date: 02/2019 Author(s): Melé, Domènec; Chinchilla, Nuria; López-Jurado, Marta Editor(s): Cátedra de Ética Empresarial y de los Negocios Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) Management cybernetics has been in development since the 1960s, although its implementation has been relatively modest. Two of the best-known proposals are Beer's Viable System Model and Steinbruner's Cybernetic Theory of Decision. Both are homeostatic systems, inspired by living organisms. Professor Juan A. Pérez López (1934-1996) argued that homeostatic ... More information

A Hybrid Corporate Community Involvement in an Impoverished Neighborhood 

Date: 01/12/2018 Author(s): Melé, Domènec; Moreno Salamanca, Alejandro; Parra, Juan Manuel Editor(s): Cátedra de Ética Empresarial y de los Negocios Document type: Chapter Most Corporate Community Involvement (CCI) literature focuses on philanthropy under different forms, sometimes oriented to poverty alleviation. Here we present a case study on a project of Empresa Pública de Medellín, a public services supplier company (water, sewers, gas, electricity and communication), in partnership with neighborhood communities. ... More information

El reto del humanismo cristiano en la universidad 

Date: 04/09/2018 Author(s): Melé, Domènec Editor(s): Cátedra de Ética Empresarial y de los Negocios Document type: Non-refereed article En la universidad actual persiste una notable fragmentación de los saberes, de modo contrario a la idea original de universidad. Por otra parte, predominan ideologías de corte positivista, pragmatista y utilitarista que proponen una visión reduccionista de lo humano. Ello plantea el reto de incorporar a la universidad una visión integral del hombre ... More information

Meanings of Work in Catholic Social Teaching- Dialogue with "Meaningful Work" in Organizational Studies 

Date: 01/09/2018 Author(s): Melé, Domènec Editor(s): Cátedra de Ética Empresarial y de los Negocios Document type: Proceeding Scholars of management and organizational studies are paying an increasing attention to "meaningful work", understood as work which is purposeful and significant. They empirically investigate what workers perceive by meaningful work and how this perception affects their behavior and performance within organizations. On their part, philosophers and ... More information

Christian Ethics 

Date: 01/09/2018 Author(s): Melé, Domènec Editor(s): Cátedra de Ética Empresarial y de los Negocios Document type: Chapter Christian Ethics is generally understood as a body of systematic knowledge to guide moral behavior based on the words and deeds of Jesus of Nazareth (Christ), who confirmed and extended the moral teachings of the Old Testament and, in continuity with Him, on the teachings of Apostles contained in the New Testament. For many, this ethics also includes ... More information
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