Announcements | Oct 15, 2019 | Gabelli School of Business
Gabelli School Professor Wins Alpha Sigma Nu Award
Gabelli School of Business management systems professor Michael Pirson, Ph.D., recently won an Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award for his book, Humanistic Management: Protecting Dignity and Promoting Well-Being.
This year’s category was “Professional Studies,” and Dr. Pirson’s book, a guide for business leaders seeking sustainable ways to organize in a world of crisis, won in the “Business” category.
Dr. Pirson debunks the fundamental yet outdated assumptions of human nature that guide twentieth-century management theory and practice − as captured in the “economistic” paradigm − and instead provides an urgently needed conceptual and practical “humanistic” framework, based on the protection of human dignity and the promotion of well-being.
By outlining the science-based pillars of this innovative system, Dr. Pirson provides a model for the responsible twenty-first-century leader seeking sustainable ways to organize in a world of crisis. The book highlights relevant applications for research, practice, teaching, and policy, and is ideal for graduate students and professionals seeking to develop their understanding of responsible business, business ethics, and corporate responsibility.
This is the eighth time Fordham University has been awarded an Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award since 2007. The award has a 40-year history of promoting excellence in scholarly research at Jesuit member institutions, including all Jesuit colleges and universities in the U.S., as well as four international institutions. The Award is open to all faculty and administrators of these schools.
The judging panel encompasses fellow faculty members from Jesuit institutions who evaluated based on scholarship, significance of topic to scholars across disciplines, authority in interpretation, objectivity, and presentation.
Each Alpha Sigma Nu winner receives a $1,000 cash prize and a plaque commemorating the award. For more information on the history of the Awards, see the Alpha Sigma Nu website.