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Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 67
The prevailing view of capacity building is summed up in the adage: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” In other words, simple compassion is counterproductive; utilitarian measures of effectiveness are the best standard for evaluating a social innovation. This paper will explore the alternative possibility that practicing simple compassion as the highest virtue, as did the Buddha, can be so productive that the aphorism should be: “Give a woman a fish, and she may help you build a fish farm.” This argument is illustrated by an exploratory case study of a Thai firm, Siam Hands. The company exemplifies a Buddhist economics approach to social innovation and capacity building, as opposed to mainstream Western utilitarianism.
Authors:Dong Geun Choi, Heesang Lee, and Tae-kyung Sung
Whereas standardization has conventionally been believed to be an obstacle to innovation, there are growing public policies and academic literature that perceive standardization as an ‘enabler or catalyst’ for
fejlődés (The system of innovation and the entrepreneurial development). Budapest: Közgazdasági és Jogi Könyvkiadó.
Az innovációk rendszere és a vállalati fejlődés (The system of innovation and the entrepreneurial