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Happiness and Virtue Ethics in Business
The Ultimate Value Proposition

Stefano Zamagni
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  • Date Published: July 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107622715


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  • Research on happiness has steadily increased over the last decade, with different streams of inquiry converging into what has come to be known as 'modern happiness studies' (MHS). In this book, Alejo José G. Sison draws on the latest research in economics and psychology as well as Aristotelian virtue ethics to show why happiness is the ultimate value proposition for business. Using non-technical language and a number of illustrative vignettes, he proposes ways for businesses to cultivate the virtues, providing advice on production and service enhancement, customer satisfaction, employee well-being and overall organizational wellness. This book will appeal to a wide readership, including graduate students and researchers in business ethics, moral philosophy and positive psychology.

    • Integrates the latest findings from economics and psychology with Aristotelian virtue ethics to demonstrate why happiness is the ultimate value proposition for business
    • Contains tips for product/service enhancement, customer satisfaction, employee well-being and overall organizational wellness
    • Uses non-specialist language and illustrates concepts with anecdotes and vignettes, without sacrificing rigor or content, to appeal to a wide readership
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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2016
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107622715
    • length: 318 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.43kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword Stefano Zamagni
    Introduction. The ultimate value proposition
    1. Modern happiness studies and 'individual subjective wellbeing': you only get what you measure
    2. Happiness and income: how much happiness can money buy?
    3. Choice, desire and pleasure: is happiness getting what you want or wanting what you get?
    4. The biotechnology of happiness: not just a 'quick fix'
    5. Working on happiness
    6. Happiness, politics and religion: now and at the hour of our death
    7. Aristotelian virtue ethics: the forgotten philosophical tradition on happiness
    Concluding chapter. Learning to be happy

  • Author

    Alejo José G. Sison, Universidad de Navarra, Spain
    Alejo José G. Sison is Professor in the Philosophy Department, Universidad de Navarra, Spain, where his research deals with issues at the juncture of ethics, economics and politics. He was President of the European Business Ethics Network (EBEN) from 2009 to 2012.


    Stefano Zamagni

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