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Learning From the Global Financial Crisis: Creatively, Reliably, and Sustainably

Paul Shrivastava and Matt Statler


This book is motivated by the simple hope that the cloud of the global financial crisis may yet have a silver lining—that political leaders, economists, and management scholars might seize this opportunity to reflect critically on the assumptions, practices, and infrastructures that have precipitated the crisis and to imagine and create new forms of organization that sustainably enhance the well-being of global stakeholders. The chapters suggest that aesthetic management, high reliability and crisis management, and sustainability science have much to contribute to the resolution of the collaps ... More

Keywords: global financial crisis, aesthetic management, reliability, crisis management, sustainability, creativity, ecological systems, managerial theories, economic theories

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780804770095
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804770095.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Shrivastava, editor

Matt Statler, editor

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Paul Shrivastava and Matt Statler


1 Truth, Beauty, and the Financial Crisis

Robert Richardson and Matt Statler

2 Aesthetic Leadership

Ralph Bathurst and Margot Edwards

3 Smashing Moneytheist Mirrors

Pierre Guillet de Monthoux

4 Hence God Exists

Skip McGoun


5 The Art of Finance

Steven S. Taylor

7 Cassim's Law

Henrik Schrat


8 Managing the Global Financial Crisis

Paul Shrivastava, William Gruver, and Matt Statler

9 Failures of High Reliability in Finance

Nathaniel I. Bush, Peter F. Martelli, and Karlene H. Roberts

10 Wrong Assumptions and Risk Cultures

Ian I. Mitroff and Can M. Alpaslan


11 A Busy Decade

Michael Berkowitz


15 The Normative Foundation of Finance

Andreas Georg Scherer and Emilio Marti


17 The Global Financial Crisis

Murali Murti and N. V. Krishna

In Lieu of a Conclusion

Paul Shrivastava and Matt Statler