Humanistic management in Latin America: Final Remarks

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Humanistic Management has been the response to an economist paradigm that has focused on the primacy of shareholders as owners of the company, often at the expense of other relevant stakeholders. The managerial practices derived from this paradigm spread around the world and especially in Latin America. Academics and practitioners obtained postgraduates degrees from business schools in the United States and Europe and later brought this “better practices” to Latin America. The expansion of United States (US) corporations throughout the region also contributed to the adoption of these practices. The sustainable development goals (SDGs) are intertwined with humanistic management in the seek of better organizations that generate positive impacts in society. The importance of the SDGs is such that, organizations that do not align with them face important operative, reputational, and regulatory risks. Latin America has also a broad range of organizations that somehow seek to integrate humanist principles to their operations: cooperatives, social enterprises, indigenous ventures, and benefit companies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHumanistic Management in Latin America
EditorsConsuelo García de la Torre, Osmar Arandia, Mario Vázquez-Maguirre
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherTaylor and Francis Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-429-35117-4
ISBN (Print)978-0-367-36752-7, 978-0-367-77035-8
Publication statusPublished - 19 Mar 2021

Publication series

NameHumanistic Management

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021 selection and editorial matter, Consuelo A. García-de-la-Torre, Osmar Arandia and Mario Vázquez-Maguirre; individual chapters, the contributors.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • General Business,Management and Accounting


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