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The Mature Corporation

A Model of Responsible Capitalism

Author(s): Paul Kearns, Stuart Woollard

Book Description

This volume represents the first textbook of the Maturity Institute, a new, not-for-profit, multi-disciplinary professional development institution established in 2012 to address the developmental needs of corporations. It explains the institution’s brief history, philosophy, goals, principles, strategic framework and measurement of mature, management practice. It offers a critique of earlier attempts to temper and moderate the worst excesses of late 20th century capitalism including concepts of ‘balanced scorecards’, ‘triple bottom lines’ and ‘corporate social responsibilities’. It tackles the root causes of capitalism’s present malaise, tracing them back to the mantra of ‘shareholder value’.

In its analysis, the text describes a mutually inclusive, whole system, value paradigm where every societal stakeholder can benefit from corporate activity, where true wealth creation, resource utilisation and sustainability go hand-in-hand. This book provides a sophisticated, yet practical, navigation chart for all organisations needing to address the immense social and economic changes of the unfolding millennium.

Hardback

ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-2082-0
ISBN-10: 1-5275-2082-X
Date of Publication: 01/02/2019
Pages / Size: 315 / A5
Price: £68.99
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Biography

Paul Kearns is Chair of the Maturity Institute and one of its founding members. He is also a Senior Partner in the UK-based advisory firm, OMS LLP (Organizational Maturity Services) which developed OMINDEX as the primary instrument for measuring the Total Stakeholder Value of corporations. He is the author of several seminal works at the forefront of thinking in how organizations manage their people, including HR Strategy (2010) and The Value Motive: The Only Alternative to the Profit Motive (2007).

Stuart Woollard is Managing Partner of OMS LLP (Organizational Maturity Services) and co-founder and Council member at the Maturity Institute. He is currently leading pioneering work using the Maturity Institute’s OMINDEX to show how the very best organisations are able to serve society, build effective human value systems and provide the greatest benefit for all stakeholders. He has published research on the management of people in global contexts and was appointed an Innovation Fellow at King’s College London in 2010. He was part of the international leadership team at E*TRADE Financial and UK Managing Director, and previously led advisory businesses, both independently and at Arthur Andersen. He is a regular conference speaker and teaches on MBA and graduate programmes.