The Human Firm: A Socio-Economic Analysis of Its Behavior and Potential in a New Economic Age

The Human Firm: A Socio-Economic Analysis of Its Behavior and Potential in a New Economic Age

The Human Firm: A Socio-Economic Analysis of Its Behavior and Potential in a New Economic Age

The Human Firm: A Socio-Economic Analysis of Its Behavior and Potential in a New Economic Age

Synopsis

This book argues that in the age of globalization and rapid technological change, an understanding of business behavior and government policy towards business requires an appreciation of the firm's human dimension.

Excerpt

John F. Tomer is currently Professor of Economics and Chairperson of the Department of Economics and Finance at Manhattan College, Riverdale, New York. He teaches introductory macroeconomics, public finance, a seminar on the Japanese economy, and a course on business, government, and society. His recent articles have appeared in the Journal of Socio-Economics, Ecological Economics, the Review of Social Economy, Human Relations, the International Review of Applied Economics, and a book entitled Ethics and Economic Affairs (Routledge 1994). His first book is Organizational Capital: the Path to Higher Productivity and Well-being (Praeger 1987).

Tomer is currently president and a founding member of the Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics. He is also an active member of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, the Association for Social Economics, and the Association for Evolutionary Economics. He believes that the discipline of economics can be improved greatly by integrating economic insights with the insights of other disciplines such as sociology, psychology, history, and philosophy. He also believes that the study of economics can benefit from incorporating humanistic and even spiritual perspectives (deriving from the religious and wisdom traditions of the East and West).

Tomer is very proud of his family of four including his wife, Doris, and sons, Russell and Jeffrey, now twenty-one and seventeen years old, who reside with him in Troy, New York. Tomer at age fifty-six is active in basketball, tennis, and skiing, among other sports, and still hopes to realize some of his unrealized potential in the latter two.

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