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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780268008857
  • Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
  • Publication date: 5/13/1998
  • Series: Soundings Series
  • Pages: 245
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1 Why a Covenantal Theory of the Employment Relation Is Needed 3
2 Christian Business Ethics and the Corporation as a Moral Community 21
3 Durable Interdependence as the Occasion for Covenant-Building 33
4 A Trajectory of Covenant-Building in the Bible 43
5 Linking Biblical and Business History 55
6 The Nineteenth Century: Spiraling Conflict 65
7 Two Contending Moral Principles 75
8 From 1898 through the 1920s: Trade Agreements and Welfare Capitalism 83
9 Two Measures of Progress in Covenant-Building 91
10 Reinhold Niebuhr and the Difficulty of Prescribing Covenantal Love in Industrial Settings 103
11 The 1930s through the 1950s: From Hard Confrontations to Hard Bargaining 113
12 The Kind of Coercion Appropriate to Covenantal Relations 125
13 The 1960s through the 1990s: Coercive Countertactics by Management 135
14 The 1970s through the 1990s: Recruiting the Active Cooperation of Employees 149
15 The Nature and Costs of Cooperation 165
16 What Is the Good of Cooperation? 175
17 Covenantal Realism and the Future of Cooperation 189
Notes 201
Works Cited 227
Index 241
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