1 The Department of Communication, Business and Information Technologies, Roskilde University2 Management and organization, Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University3 Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University
In this chapter, we examine legitimacy in relation to recent debates on the philosophy of management and corporations that have emerged to deal with the decline of Protestant ethics. On this basis, we discuss the concepts of corporate citizenship and the good citizen corporations as recent efforts to respond to the problem of corporate legitimacy. Finally, we discuss the recent use of the philosophy of Martin Heidegger to propose a critical reading of the search for legitimacy in the Western philosophy of management.
Handbook of the Philosophical Foundations of Business Ethics, 2013, p. 1433-1457