Faith

Bent Meier Sørensen, Sverre Spoelstra

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Abstract

In this chapter we explore the relationship between business ethics and faith. We show how business ethics is largely motivated by a now shattered faith in the capitalist entrepreneur. But this does not mean that business ethics is faithless. The shattered faith in the capitalist entrepreneur has made way for a number of newly created figures and concepts, including social entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility, and responsible leadership. The belief is that these figures and concepts are capable of correcting business’ dark sides, without disrupting the faith in business itself.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of the Philosophical Foundations of Business Ethics
EditorsChristoph Luetge
Place of PublicationDordrect
PublisherSpringer Science+Business Media
Publication date2013
Pages517-525
Chapter25
ISBN (Print)9789400714939
ISBN (Electronic)9789400714946
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Sørensen, B. M., & Spoelstra, S. (2013). Faith. In C. Luetge (Ed.), Handbook of the Philosophical Foundations of Business Ethics (pp. 517-525). Springer Science+Business Media. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-1494-6_32