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Studies in Buddhist Economics, Management, and Policy

The Value Orientations of Buddhist and Christian Entrepreneurs

A Comparative Perspective on Spirituality and Business Ethics

Authors: Kovacs, Gabor

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  • A comparative analysis of the value orientations of Buddhist and Christian entrepreneurs and how these values impact business
  • Analysis the concepts of Buddhist economics and the social teaching of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Includes the reflections of Buddhist and Christian entrepreneurs about business spirituality, profit, the temporal perspectives of business, and stakeholder management
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This book is  a comparative analysis of the value orientations of Buddhist and Christian entrepreneurs and how these values impact business. The chapters review and analyze the concepts of Buddhist economics and the social teaching of the Roman Catholic Church. The value orientations of Buddhist and Christian entrepreneurs are described by irreducible core values that correspond to the ontological conception, the procedural dimension, and the “other directedness” of a spiritual value commitment in business.

The book includes the reflections of Buddhist and Christian entrepreneurs about business spirituality, profit, the temporal perspectives of business, and stakeholder management. The cases testify that a spiritual value orientation can contribute to creating genuine ethical commitment. The findings and the examples can encourage business scholars and practitioners to stop considering ethics as an instrument in the service of profit and serve as inspiration for integrating spirituality into business in a profound way.

This book will be of interest to scholars studying business ethics, workplace spirituality and faith at work. 

About the authors

Gábor Kovács is assistant professor at the Business Ethics Center at the Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary. He completed his PhD studies in 2017, and received his master’s degree in Buddhist studies from the Budapest Buddhist University in 2010. He has been secretary of the Hungarian Bhutan Friendship Society since its foundation in 2011. He has been a member of the Pali Translation Group, whose goal is to translate the Pali Buddhist Scriptures from the Pali Canon into the Hungarian language, since 2008. He has also been a member of the European SPES (Spirituality in Economics and Society) Institute since 2010.


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Value Orientations of Buddhist and Christian Entrepreneurs
Book Subtitle
A Comparative Perspective on Spirituality and Business Ethics
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Buddhist Economics, Management, and Policy
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-46703-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-46703-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-46702-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 328
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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