This monograph focuses on reflective exploration of the contemporary approach to management and organizational humanism, and its dilemmas, mainly in Poland but referred to the international works devoted to management science. An increased mindfulness in the life of the man of the 21st century, postulated in social sciences, cannot be omitted in management processes. Its role therein is not only to solve problems, but to lead to conscious examination of the nature and substance of phenomena, to deepened considerations of the conditions and consequences of the preached ideas, the opinions expressed, and the actions taken. These issues are among those poorly recognized in the world literature, and this monograph attempts to address them to some extent.
About the Author
Barbara Kożuch is Professor of Economic Sciences at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków and specialist in Organization Theory and Public Management. She is Head of the Department of Human Resources Management. Her principal fields of interest and specialization include foundations of management sciences, systems and methods of management, public management, including conditions of efficient functioning of the public sector.
Łukasz Sułkowski is Vice-President of the Polish Accreditation Committee. He is also Head of the Department of Management in Higher Education Institutions at the Jagiellonian University. His main research interests are organizational culture, intercultural management, social determinants of management, and methodology of educating and training personnel.
Table of Contents
Illustrious Polish Praxeologist and representative of management sciences – Jan Zieleniewski (1901–1973) – Cracow period, early works – Metaparadigmatic perspective on the theory of organizations and management sciences – Contemporary organizational humanism – overview – Military science and management science – methodological connection in the context of culture organization – Management of the multilateral ventures in the networks and clusters in creative industries from the perspective of the activity network theory – methodological aspects – Reflections on effectiveness of the evaluation phase in public projects – Trends of changes in risk management supported by an internal audit in all bodies of public administration along with their evaluation – Creative capital and capabilities of its measurement within an organization – The use of intellectual capital as essence for public organizations management – Human capital management in public organizations – Lifelong learning motivation at the age of 45 plus. Some sources of limitations – Risk associated with employee participation in the process of strategy implementation versus company size – Consumer needs and implementation of new technologies in the information society illustrated with the example of the electric vehicle market – Evaluation as an instrument of higher education quality assurance – Patterns of growth rates and real sales growth in Polish industrial companies in 2006–2012