„Michael Sandel: The more things money can buy, the harder it is to be poor – video „

Here is a second and longer video (on youtube you will find severals others):

Here’s one in German:

Etzioni explains Communitarianism in a few minutes

Amitai Etzioni explains Communitarianism in „five minutes“ (in fact in a bit more than 11 minutes…). Great! I have a lot of questions especially regarding the relationship between individual freedom and the strenghts of social norms but nevertheless find this a very interesting and attractive political philosphy.  See the „The Five Minute Communitarian HD video.

Who wants to read more, should have a look at this: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/communitarianism/

Interesting journal: „tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique. Open Access Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society“

„tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique.

Open Access Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society provides a forum to discuss the challenges humanity is facing in the information society today.It promotes contributions within an emerging science of the information society with a special interest in critical studies following the highest standards of peer review.It is a journal that focuses on information society studies and studies of media, digital media, information and communication in society with a special interest in critical studies in these thematic areas.The journal has a special interest in disseminating articles that focus on the role of information cognition/knowledge, communication, cooperation in contemporary capitalist societies. For this task, articles should employ critical theories and/or empirical research inspired by critical theories and/or philosophy and ethics guided by critical thinking as well as relate the analysis to power structures and inequalities of capitalism, especially forms of stratification such as class, racist and other ideologies and capitalist patriarchy.Papers should reflect on how the presented findings contribute to the illumination of conditions that foster or hinder the advancement of a global sustainable and participatory information society.It is the journal´s mission to encourage uncommon sense, fresh perspectives and unconventional ideas, and connect leading thinkers and young scholars in inspiring reflections.tripleC is a transdisciplinary journal that is open to contributions from all disciplines and approaches that critically and with a focus on power structures analyze the role of cognition, communication, cooperation, information, media, digital media and communication in the information society.We are especially interested in how analyses relate to normative, political and critical dimensions of the information society and how they help illuminating conditions that foster or hinder the advancement of a global sustainable, inclusive and participatory information society.We accept articles from all disciplines and combinations of disciplines carried out with any type of methods that focus on topics relating to the role of information, media, digital media and communication in contemporary society, politics, culture, and economy and the interrelation of humans and technology. We publish both theoretical and empirical research.“

Quelle: via tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique. Open Access Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society.

Dokumentarfilm: “Der Banker – Master of the Universe” | Forum „Kritische Organisationsforschung“

Dokumentarfilm: “Der Banker – Master of the Universe” „; Kurzkritik publiziert am 18. Juni 2014 von Ronald Hartz

Bereits gestern wurde auf Arte dieser sehenswerte Dokumentarfilm von Marc Bauder über die Finanzbranche ausgestrahlt Wiederholungen laufen am 26.06. und 3.7. Aus der Ankündigung: Zum ersten Mal packt ein ehemals führender Investmentbanker Deutschlands aus. Rainer Voss, der früher locker mit Millionen hantierte, erzählt, wie es in der glitzernden Finanzwelt wirklich zugeht, von all ihren Abgründen und Skrupellosigkeiten. Ein atemberaubendes Psychogramm einer Branche und ihrer Akteure. Der Film ist für den Deutschen Filmpreis 2014 nominiert.Mehr Infos gibt es hier: http://www.arte.tv/guide/de/048858-000/der-banker-master-of-the-universe

via Dokumentarfilm: “Der Banker – Master of the Universe” | Forum „Kritische Organisationsforschung“. Danke an Ronald Hartz für die Erlaubnis, den Beitrag „rebloggen“ zu dürfen.

„Wie wird man reich? Der Film“

Ein anschauliches Video von ver.di TV: Wie wird man reich? Der Film

New Publication – Management Revue (Special Issue 1/2013): Societal Embeddedness of Human Resource Management Practices and Strategies

management revue, volume 24, issue 1, 2013

Special Issue:  Societal Embeddedness of Human Resource Management Practices and Strategies, edited by Werner Nienhueser

„Corporate activity does not take place in a social vacuum. Human Resource Management strategies and practices are influenced significantly by their social environment.  For example, the laws and values of a country have a facilitating or restricting influence on how human resources are utilized. At the same time, HRM practices, intentionally or otherwise, contribute to reproducing social conditions: payment systems help to shape attitudes to work, working time regulations influence family life, and so on. What is difficult to estimate is the extent to which the HRM practices of individual companies damage their own functional  prerequisites: if  many companies were to stop investing in training, for instance, this would cause recruitment problems in the long term. …. “ (Source: Werner Nienhueser: Societal Prerequisites and Consequences of Human Resource Management)

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