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Business and Religion A Clash of Civilizations

ISBN-10: 0976404109

ISBN-13: 9780976404101

Edition: 2005

Authors: Nicholas Capaldi

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Since the late 1960s American culture has been involved in a struggle to articulate an effective business ethics. The scandals of Enron and WorldCom constitute egregious examples of the absence or deficiency of ethical decision-making in matters of commerce. The purpose of this volume is to inaugurate a dialogue on the common elements of all three Abrahamic traditions - Christianity, Islam, and Judaism - that touch on ethical issues in business. With scholars, religious and business leaders joining the debate, this anthology is the beginning of a reconstruction of the understanding of the relationship between religion and commerce. Main Features: The following questions are addressed: Is a purely secular business ethics irremediably deficient? Does a substantive business ethic require a religious and spiritual framework? To what extent does current business practice reflect a spiritual dimension? What are the various religious traditions' perspectives on the ethics of commerce? Can the various religious traditions generate a non-adversarial, consistent, and coherent business ethic? Is there a role for religion and spirituality in a global and post-modern business world?
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Book details

Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: M & M Scrivener Press
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 442
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English