Social Management in Organizations and its Contribution to Human Collectives

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The research behind this book focuses on case studies aiming at characterizing social management processes in Colombian organizations, identifying categories on which transformations have been made, proposing broad lines for their strengthening in relation to responsibility to the human being and his environment, and identifying development and management trends as new benchmarks in the field of business administration.

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Readers as main figures in the book ecosystem

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The world of books is living a silent revolution, and the main figures of such revolution are readers. In the traditional book ecosystem, they were valued as distant, blurry subjects… Today, due essentially to the Internet and social media, readers have gained importance and imposed themselves on authors and, even, on texts.

The printed book has required more than 500 years to consolidate its power and, in turn, to contemplate its crisis. This crisis should not be understood as decadence (the end of books), but as an opportunity to look at its renewal. This can be done from a dynamic perspective that sees new cultural products—the electronic book, to name one—as reinventions of others because it joins together new communication systems that allow their resurrection and adaptation to a different historical environment.

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Inclusive education: Education for all

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We can safely state that current education is either provided with an inclusive approach or is not considered education. I think this statement is not unfounded. Let’s see: We live in societies that call themselves democratic, implying that they respect, value, and promote differences; that they require citizen participation for individual talents to contribute to the group; that they promote equal opportunities for the population as a whole; in short, that they need the concurrence of each individual, with their singularities, to become a society in which coexistence in diversity prevails as a dominant value…

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