Transition Redesigned deals with the philosophical bases of different types of transition: change in the economy, organizational/institutional change, and change in social and individual relationships. The editors' primary goal is to give further impetus to a much-needed worldwide debate on the issue of transition towards a better future.
The volume reviews transitions made in different areas of human activity, assesses their relevancy, and analyzes their contexts. During this century, different organizations and institutions will undergo a level of radical and global change that has rarely been seen. The expected shift must be addressed in terms of a multidimensional transition toward building a sustainable society.
Do we have an understanding of transition relevant to the task of meeting at least some of the challenges presented in this volume? Do we need a radical innovation for redesigning the transition that may enforce real social and ethical responsibilities into organizational practice on different levels and bring to life new ideas? Transition Redesigned seeks to answer these questions.
Editorial, Wojciech W. Gasparski
Introduction: Redesigning the Transition, Boleslaw Rok
Part One: From Philosophy to Practice
Tadeusz Kotarbiski and His Philosophical Transitions, Wojciech W. Gasparski
Personal Safety A Utopian Transition?, Timo Airaksinen
Remembering and Forgetting: Leadership in a Transitional World, Joanne B. Ciulla
Transformation of Responsibility, Andrey Sychev
Part Two: Change in the Economy
Egalitarian Foundations of a Global Business Social Contract, Ronald Jeurissen and Andre Nijhof
Community Economy and Ecological Sustainability, Laszlo Zsolnai
Corporations: Property or Providers, Marvin T. Brown
Microfinance as a Tool for Social Mobilization and Transformation, Ewa Janikowska
Part Three: Organizational Change and Responsibility
The Stewardship of Organizational Changes through the Means of Business Ethics, Nijol Vasiljevien
Emergent Organizational Change and Leadership: The Driving Force of Societal Transition, Robert J. Blomme
Evolving from Institutional Transition to Socially Responsible Development, Vojko Potocan, Zlatko Nedelko, and Matjaz Mulej
Praxiology of Morality and Corporate Social Responsibility: Prospects for Transitive Societies, Mariya Rohozha
Notes about the Authors