Business, Religion, and Spirituality: A New Synthesis

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780268021733
  • Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Series: John W. Houck Notre Dame Series in Busin
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. I Developing a Framework for Discussion
1 Non-Religion, Religion, and Spirituality: Competing for Business 31
2 A Spiritual Audit of Business: From Tipping Point to Tripping Point 53
Pt. II Conceptual Foundations for Understanding Spirituality
3 Spirituality and the Christian Manager 81
4 Vocation as a Critical Factor in a Spirituality for Executive Leadership in Business 94
Pt. III Some Traditional Resources for Spirituality
5 Judaism's Contribution to Our Understanding of Business, Religion, and Spirituality: Reflections during a Jobilce Year 113
6 The Corporate Executive's Dharma: Insights from the Indian Epic Mahabharata 122
7 Islamic Teaching and Business 139
8 Spirituality and Religion: Some Reflections 168
Pt. IV Listening to People in Business
9 Business Not as Usual: Reflections on Spirituality in the Workplace 187
A Response to Ian Mitroff: Some Reflections of a Business Leader 201
10 Can Religion and Business Connect? 210
11 The Spirituality of Henri Nouwen: Some Case Studies 221
12 Morals Adrift: Professional Ethics, Community, and Religion 231
Pt. V The Development of Spirituality in Managers and Organizations
13 Spirituality and Business: The Latest Management Fad or the Next Breakthrough? 249
14 Religion and Spirituality in Business: Obstacles and Opportunities 263
15 Business, Religion, and Spirituality: Reflections of a Catholic Health System CEO 279
Three Responses to Patricia Vandenberg 297
Contributors 306
Index 315
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