This book is an important contribution to the Values literature on the meanings of work. These essays explore the philosophical, ethical, religious, and social foundations that underscore so much of the current thinking and concern about work satisfaction and the place of work in the search of meaning. Various points of view are presented and these include among others historical perspectives, empirical studies and cross-cultural explorations. The result is a compelling and critical volume which challenges many basic cultural and empirical assumptions and raises many questions about values and value-based decisions.
Table of Contents
Foreword. Acknowledgements. William O'NEILL, Samuel M. NATALE: Introduction. SECTION I. Chapter One. Joseph M. MCSHANE: The Working Class Spirituality. Chapter Two. Joseph W. FORD: Comparative Christian Perspectives on the Meaning of Work. Chapter Three. Kenneth E. GOODPASTER: Work, Spirituality, and the Moral Point of View. Chapter Four: David A. KRUEGER: Can Christian Ethics Inform Business Practice?: A Typological Road Map and Criteria of Adequacy for an Ethic of Capitalism. Chapter Five. Michael A. ZIGARELLI: The American and Catholic Models of Worker Rights: A Comparison and Appraisal. SECTION II. Chapter Six. W.A. GATHERER: The Work Ethic and Notions of Character in Scottish Education. Chapter Seven. Michel DION: The Multidimensionality of Values Conflicts in the Organizational Life. Chapter Eight. Jacques DELCOURT: New Organizational Structures: A Chance for Workers or a New Mode of Control? Chapter Nine. Eduardo S. PADERON, Charles F. O'DONNELL: Defining Forces in Work Attitudes: Cultural Values and Economic Environment. Chapter Ten. John C. Haughey, S.J.: The Growing Dilemma of Loyalty to the Firm. SECTION III. Chapter Eleven. Lee J. RICHMOND: Values/Work/Education: Definitions and Context. Chapter Twelve. Michael BOTTERY: Six Questions for Ethical Educational Management. Chapter Thirteen. W.M. ROBB: Values Education: A More Effective Route to Managerial Competence? Chapter Fourteen. W.J. TOTH: The Educative Dimensions of Workplace Democracy. Chapter Fifteen. K.D. WALKER: Influences on the Value-Mediating Work of Educational Leaders. Chapter Sixteen. Richard PRING: Personal and Social Education in Vocational Preparation. Contributors. Index.