Issues in Business Ethics

Ethical Principles and Economic Transformation - A Buddhist Approach

Editors: Zsolnai, László (Ed.)

  • Offers a comprehensive presentation of the Buddhist approach to economics and business
  • Cites research showing the relevance of Buddhism's pursuit of cooperation, care and generosity
  • Highlights a popular, fast-growing trend in the USA, Western Europe and Japan
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Buddhism points out that emphasizing individuality and promoting the greatest fulfillment of the desires of the individual conjointly lead to destruction. The book promotes the basic value-choices of Buddhism, namely happiness, peace and permanence.

Happiness research convincingly shows that not material wealth but the richness of personal relationships determines happiness. Not things, but people make people happy. Western economics tries to provide people with happiness by supplying enormous quantities of things and today’s dominating business models are based on and cultivates narrow self-centeredness.But what people need are caring relationships and generosity. Buddhist economics makes these values accessible by direct provision. Peace can be achieved in nonviolent ways. Wanting less can substantially contribute to this endeavor and make it happen more easily. Permanence, or ecological sustainability, requires a drastic cutback in the present level of consumption and production globally. This reduction should not be an inconvenient exercise of self-sacrifice. In the noble ethos of reducing suffering it can be a positive development path for humanity.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ethical Principles and Economic Transformation - A Buddhist Approach
Editors
  • László Zsolnai
Series Title
Issues in Business Ethics
Series Volume
33
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9310-3
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9310-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9309-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3615-3
Series ISSN
0925-6733
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 216
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