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ISSN: 2344 - 102X

ISSN-L: 2344 - 102X


Article from Volume 8, Number 3, Year 2020

Author(s): Marius - Costel Esi
DOI: 104316/EJAFB.2020.832
Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to analyze to what extent we can discuss social and economic sustainability in the context of the contemporary society. We are considering, on the one hand, the analysis of the social-educational dimension in relation to the way of implementing sustainability at the level of the business organizations. On the other hand, we aim towards a proper explanation of what extent the axiomatic core (values, customs, principles, etc.) of a business organization can contribute to its development/growth from an economic standpoint. Therefore, our analysis seeks first of all to deal with the ways in which an epistemic and practical correspondence between the idea of sustainability and the economic, social and educational dimensions of business organizations is possible. Secondly, we want to show that an exhaustive analysis of the idea of sustainability in relation to these dimensions implies a reassessment by the decision-makers (stakeholders) of what the organizational management, organizational culture, organizational behavior and the education for the future mean.
Keywords: Business Organizations; Economic Sustainability; Educational Sustainability; Organizational Values; Social Sustainability
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