Religious Perspectives on Business Ethics
Contributions by Patricia Werhane, Paul Camenisch, Ronald Duska, Paul Borowski, Harvey S. James Jr, Farhad Rassekh, Robert Solomon, Kenneth E. Goodpaster, Martin Calkins, Dennis McCann, M. L Brownsberger, Robin Klay, Christopher Gryzen, Gerry Shiskin Wick Sensei, Daryl Koehn, Stewart W. Herman, David Vogel, Douglas Burton-Christie, Christine Firer Hinze, David M. Schilling Edited by Thomas O'Brien, Scott Paeth
Publication date:16 November 2006
Length of book:381 pages
PublisherSheed & Ward
In the first anthology of its kind, Thomas O'Brien and Scott Paeth have gathered unique pieces from across religious perspectives to illustrate the growing influence and contribution of religion to the field of business ethics. Events in the recent past make clear people in business urgently need to focus on the moral dimension of practices and behaviors. Courses in business ethics are increasingly more prevalent in business schools and in departments of philosophy and religious studies, and yet texts for these courses normally pay scant attention to the much-needed religious perspective on what constitutes ethical practice and behavior. O'Brien and Paeth now fill that need with this new text! Tackling such wide-ranging subjects as Jewish environmental ethics, Zen in the workplace, and Christian social ethics, this text is a valuable addition to any business ethics course.
This series itself is an exciting happening. I agree with Paeth's point in his introduction that religion shapes the whole of a believer's life. Faith cannot be compartmentalized....I look forward to seeing how future volumes address this question.