CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance

Quakers, Business and Corporate Responsibility

Lessons and Cases for Responsible Management

Editors: Burton, Nicholas, Turnbull, Richard (Eds.)

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  • Offers a historical perspective on Quaker businesses for contemporary responsible business debatesProvides a unique account of how spiritual concerns influence leadership and managementIncludes cases and best practices from the banking and finance, transport and consumer-goods industries

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This book explores how the distinctive "Quaker" approach to responsible business is based on honesty, truth and integrity. It analyzes how networks, family and succession are at its heart, and how much this approach offers to current debates on corporate social responsibility, as well as to managers and practitioners in an increasingly complex business world. The contributions in this volume assess the factors that explain the success and prosperity of many Quaker businesses throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, discussing the lessons learned from their disappearance from prominence. By drawing upon examples that illustrate the Quaker ethic, it also considers what so-called “Quakernomics” can contribute to contemporary responsible business theory and practice.

 

About the authors

Dr Nicholas Burton is a senior lecturer in Strategic Management & Corporate Responsibility at Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, UK. Nicholas holds a PhD from Northumbria University and an MBA from Southampton University. Nicholas, a Quaker, publishes in the area of spirituality in management & law, convenes the research group at Quakers & Business, a recognised group of Quakers in Britain, and is an Associate Editor for the Academy of Management, management, spirituality and religion group.

Richard is a director of the renowned Centre for Enterprise, Markets and Ethics, based in Oxford, UK. Richard has a wide range of experience in business, the church and public life. He holds a degree in Theology and PhD in Theology from the University of Durham. Richard has authored several books including an acclaimed biography of the social reformer, Lord Shaftesbury, is a member of the Faculty of Theology of the University of Oxford and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-04034-5
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Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-04033-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quakers, Business and Corporate Responsibility
Book Subtitle
Lessons and Cases for Responsible Management
Editors
  • Nicholas Burton
  • Richard Turnbull
Series Title
CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-04034-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-04034-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-04033-8
Series ISSN
2196-7075
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 185
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
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