Dignity, Humanistic Management and the Sustainable Development Goals

Michael Pirson: Fordham University, New York

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.13185/JM2023.11102
Published Date: May 19, 2023 | Accepted Date: Mar 21, 2023 | Submitted Date: Mar 25, 2022


In this article, I suggest that a major reason for slow progress on implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is a paradigmatic mismatch: a mismatch between the dominant economistic paradigm with the humanistic paradigm that has borne out the SDGs. I develop a dignity-based perspective as foundation for a paradigm that allows for alignment and present it as humanistic paradigm for business management. I elaborate how a humanistic perspective aligns the notions of responsible management with the SDGs and can accelerate their achievement.


dignity, humanistic management, sustainability, Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs

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