Dibattitto aperto sui fini dell’impresa

Come introdotto nell'Editoriale del numero 1/2020, Impresa Progetto - Electronic Journal of Management apre un dibattitto sul tema dei fini dell'impresa, alla luce del recente Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation della Business Roundtable. La proposta di dibattito è stata poi ulteriormente articolata alla luce dell'emergenza sanitaria e degli stimoli alla riflessione che ne derivano.

Quanti desiderano intervenire nel confronto possono inviare i loro contributi secondo le modalità specificate nel documento di Addendum alla proposta di dibattito.

Per un "discorso sul metodo" (poco cartesiano) nelle discipline economico aziendali

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In this article we suggest to come back to a "discourse on the method" in management disciplines (and in economics too), both for better framing and presenting research results, and as an introduction to classes. Topics covered are: the reference to "value judgments" in choosing problems and interrogatives that guide research, and their influence at the hypothesis and theoretical level; the "relative" character of scientific knowledge, both in natural and social science; the typical method of social science that consider both structures and actions and thus is "comprehensive", in the line traced by Max Weber at the beginning of 1900. All of these subjects are covered in the article also because of their limited circulation both in economics and management courses. As an example, in the annexed slides (available in a separate file) the content of a few lessons "on the method" is briefly presented. Such lessons would be a useful introduction to management courses.