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The Spiritual Dimension of Business Ethics and Sustainability Management [electronic resource]

László Zsolnai, editor
Format
EBook; Book; Online
Published
Cham : Springer, [2015]
Language
English
ISBN
9783319116778, 3319116770, 9783319116761, 3319116762
Summary
This book discloses the spiritual dimension in business ethics and sustainability management. Spirituality is understood as a multiform search for meaning which connects people with all living beings and God or Ultimate Reality. In this sense, spirituality is a vital source in social and economic life. The volume examines the spiritual orientations to nature and business in different cultural traditions: Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Sufism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism. It studies how spirituality and ecology can contribute to transforming contemporary management theory and praxis. It discusses new leadership roles and business models that emerge for sustainability in business and shows how entrepreneurship can be inspired by nature and spirituality in a meaningful way.
Contents
  • Preface ; Contents; Part I ; Introduction; Spirituality, Ethics and Sustainability; References; Part II ; New Perspectives in Business Ethics and Sustainability; Spirituality: The Missing Link in Business Ethics; 1 The Failure of Business Ethics; 2 Spiritual-Based Leadership; 3 Spirituality, Responsibility and Sustainability; 4 Conclusion ; References; Spiritual Sustainability Management; 1 The Jewish and Islamic Tradition; 2 The Transit of the Greek Rational Tradition to the West; 3 Sustainability Management and the Current Economic Paradigm.
  • 4 The Spiritual Dimension Behind Sustainability Management5 The Utopian Economic Pre-Paradigm; 6 Martin Buber on Utopian Theories Versus Marxist Theories; 7 Sustainability Management as an Utopian Pre-Paradigm; 8 Conclusion; References; The Inner Perspective-The Sufi Approach; 1 What is Sufism?; The Founder of the Sufi Order in the West-Hazrat Inayat Khan; The Spiritual Successor and Head of the Sufi Order in the West-Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan; 2 The Awakening of Humanity to the Divinity of Man; 3 Creativity; Shift in Perception; Turning Within; Inner Leadership.
  • Creativity and Inner Leadership in Everyday LifeMeaningfulness; References; Deep Ecology and Personal Responsibility; 1 Deep Ecology and its Inspirational Sources; 2 Shallow Versus Deep Ecology; 3 Arne Næss-the Man and Philosopher; 4 Ecosophy-The Wisdom of Living Systems; 5 The Four Level System; 6 Strategies for Changes; References; 1 The Causes of Today's Environmental Crisis; Buddhist Spiritual Orientation to Nature and Sustainability; 2 The Teachings of Buddhism; 3 The Place of Humankind in Nature-Buddhist Cosmology; 4 The Role of Nature in the Early Buddhist Tradition.
  • 5 Buddhist Spiritual Orientation to Nature6 The Spiritual Notion of Sustainability in Buddhism; 7 References from the Pali Canon; References; Sustainability and Wisdom: The Power of the Fable; 1 The Fable as a Sustainable Good; 2 Fables About Sustainable Values and Economic Wealth; The Eagle and the Arrow (Aesop-Perry 230); The Tortoise and the Eagle (Aesop-Perry 230); The Seal who Became Famous (James Thurber); The Grasshopper and the Ants (Aesop-Perry 373); The Fox with the Swollen Belly (Aesop-Perry 24); The Farmer and his Sons (Aesop-Perry 42); The Miser and his Gold (Aesop-Perry 225).
  • The Hare and the Tortoise (Aesop-Perry 226)The Moth and the Star; 3 Conclusion; References; Part III ; Innovative Practices and Policy Reforms for Sustainability; Sustainocracy: Spirituality and Sustainable Progress; 1 A Quantum Leap in Human Evolution; 2 A Practical Transition and Working Model for a New Society Based on Sustainable Progress; The Value-Driven Purpose of AiREAS; 3 Conclusion; Quakers and Climate Change; 1 Introduction; 2 Why Quakers?; 3 Quakers and Sustainable Living; 4 Conclusions; References; Sustainability and Long-Term Growth in the Financial Market System.
Description
1 online resource
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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