Homo Donator versus Homo Oeconomicus: Two Visions of Human Action

Bronisław Bombała

Uniwersytet Warmińsko-Mazurski w Olsztynie (Polska)


This article provides a comparative analysis between the technocratic model of entrepreneurship, based on the homo oeconomicus concept, and alternative models, based on the homo donator concept: i.e., between a personalistic model of entrepreneurship and a social model of entrepreneurship. A special focus is then put on the Indian model of social entrepreneurship. The main theme of the analysis is to search for an answer to the research question: which concept of entrepreneurship and management best serves the human being and helps in his or her development?

Słowa kluczowe:

homo oeconomicus, homo donator, technocratic entrepreneurship, social entre-preneurship, personalistic entrepreneurship

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Bombała, B. . (2022). Homo Donator versus Homo Oeconomicus: Two Visions of Human Action. Warszawskie Studia Teologiczne, 35(1), 57–81. https://doi.org/10.30439/WST.2022.1.4


Bronisław Bombała 

Uniwersytet Warmińsko-Mazurski w Olsztynie Polska

Bronisław Bombała — dr nauk ekonomicznych, pracownik naukowo-dydaktyczny w Instytucie Nauk Politycznych Uniwersytetu Warmińsko-Mazurskiego. Jego zainteresowania naukowe obejmują: personalistyczno-fenomenologiczne ujęcie organizacji, zarządzania i przywództwa; transdyscyplinarne, jakościowe badania organizacji, zarządzania i przywództwa; etyczne, emocjonalne i estetyczne wymiary życia w świecie organizacji; zagadnienia bezpieczeństwa, wiedzy, uczenia się i kreatywności.


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