CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance

Christian Ethics and Corporate Culture

A Critical View on Corporate Responsibilities

Editors: Okonkwo, Bartholomew (Ed.)

  • ​Impassioned consideration of what businesses should be responsible for and why
  • Offers a distinctly Christian perspective on the role of businesses
  • Aligns an entrepreneurial view with a Christian ethical framework
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About this book

The essays collected in this book discuss the contemporary practice of corporate responsibility by applying the Christian principles of the unity of knowledge and pursuit of truth to the traditional principles of justice, human dignity and the common good, to rediscover a corporate culture that will help transform our economic system and the characteristics required to build an enduring trust in economic relationships. In this volume a select group of management theorists, theologians, legal scholars, economists and ethicists jointly strive ​to give back to the market economy its ethical and political dimensions. They assess the quality of present day corporate social responsibility, discuss the social and environmental costs of production and argue for an agenda that can be used in modern corporations in their effort to align profitability and growth with business ethics. 

About the authors

Bartholomew C. Okonkwo is the research director of St. Bonaventure's Center for Catholic Studies in Osha, Nigeria. He is an Analyst and prolific writer of multifarious interests covering politics, religion and human relations. Among his other books are "The Mystery of Human Personhood" and "Finding Meaning in Business: Theology, Ethics, and Vocation".

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • The Business in Society: Can Companies Save the World?

    Schmitz, Heribert

    Pages 3-8

  • Setting Up the Dialogue Between CST and CSR: The Challenge of Clashing Theories

    Zamagni, Stefano

    Pages 9-21

  • The Social Vocation of the Firm

    Argiolas, Giuseppe

    Pages 23-44

  • Nonprofit and Business Sector Collaboration: Towards a New Strategic Approach

    Michelini, Laura

    Pages 45-65

  • The Common Good and Social-Competitive Creativity

    Molteni, Mario

    Pages 69-79

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eBook $99.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-00938-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Christian Ethics and Corporate Culture
Book Subtitle
A Critical View on Corporate Responsibilities
Editors
  • Bartholomew Okonkwo
Series Title
CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-00939-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-00939-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-00938-4
Series ISSN
2196-7075
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 194
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