CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance

Leadership in the Context of Religious Institutions

The Case of Benedictine Monasteries

Editors: Müller-Stewens, Günter, Wolf, Notker (Eds.)

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  • Shows the potential and limitations of managerial approaches for religious and non-profit organizations
  • Combines research from experts of management science and religious institutions
  • Provides data and case studies of long-term cooperation between monastaries and management schools
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This book explores opportunities and limitations with regard to transferring knowledge and tools from the corporate world to manage monasteries or other types of religious institutions. To do so, the contributing authors analyze both the ideological and practical implications of employing modern organizational theory in the context of religious institutions, and seek to strike a balance between preserving traditions and promoting modernization. In this regard, they draw on experience gained in the course of long-standing collaborations between religious institutions, such as monasteries, and business and management schools. 

About the authors

Günter Müller-Stewens is a Professor Emeritus at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) Institute of Management. His main research interest is the field of strategic management. He has authored multiple books and articles in prestigious academic and practitioner-oriented journals. He has acted as the Dean of the Business School at the University of St. Gallen and served as the Academic Director of several Master Programs. He is a member of several editorial boards and the advisory boards of several firms, and is a consultant to and trainer at a number of international companies. 
Notker Wolf OSB served as the ninth Abbot Primate of the Benedictine Confederation of the Order of Saint Benedict from 2000 to 2016. He is currently the Abbot Primate Emeritus of the Archabbey of St. Ottilien and has authored multiple books.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • A Monastery Is More than a Business: Spiritual Foundations of the Rule of St. Benedict for the ‘Oikonomia’ of a Monastery

    Muff, Markus

    Pages 3-10

  • Using Knowledge from Management Science in the Context of the Church: Possibilities and Limitations

    Müller-Stewens, Günter (et al.)

    Pages 11-25

  • Management of Monasteries: A Field Report

    Müller-Stewens, Günter (et al.)

    Pages 27-34

  • Sustainability for Centuries: Monastic Governance of Austrian Benedictine Abbeys

    Feldbauer-Durstmüller, Birgit (et al.)

    Pages 35-50

  • Leadership Training in the Monastic Context: Experiences and Future Challenges

    Wolf, Notker

    Pages 51-56

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eBook $59.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Leadership in the Context of Religious Institutions
Book Subtitle
The Case of Benedictine Monasteries
Editors
  • Günter Müller-Stewens
  • Notker Wolf
Series Title
CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-13769-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-13769-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-13768-7
Series ISSN
2196-7075
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 149
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations
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