Spiritual Capital

Spiritual Capital

A Moral Core for Social and Economic Justice

eBook - 2012
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In Spiritual Capital, Sam Rima makes the case for a new moral foundation or core to business and economics that directly addresses today's financial and business crisis. Based on solid academic research, Rima explains spiritual capital theory in terms of the resources needed for its creation, how it is formed, how it can be invested and what the return on investment can be. The book provides practical tools for measuring a personal or organizational store of spiritual capital; guidelines for engaging in spiritual capital formation; and advice for policy makers needing to understand the macro application of spiritual capital theory. This book is for business leaders interested in developing viable and sustainable enterprises and avoiding the disconnection between economic policy and social reality, as well as students of sociology, theology and economics, and anyone interested in social and economic justice, social innovation and corporate social responsibility.

Taylor
& Francis Publishing

Presenting a thorough, comprehensive theory of spiritual capital based on solid academic research, 'Spiritual Capital' serves to reinforce and amplify the notion of a moral economic core that is beginning to feature in contemporary economic arguments. In this rare major work wholly dedicated to the subject of spiritual capital, Sam Rima explains the desperate need for revolutionary and transformational thinking in the area of economic policy and practice and makes the case for a new moral foundation to business and economics that directly addresses today's financial and business crisis. Writing in an accessible style, and drawing on examples from several continents, Rima explains spiritual capital theory in terms of the resources needed for its creation, how it is formed, how it can be invested and what the return on investment can be. The book provides practical tools for measuring a personal or organizational store of spiritual capital, along with clear guidelines on how to engage in spiritual capital formation. These will benefit business leaders interested in developing viable and sustainable enterprises capable of avoiding the disconnection between economic policy and social reality. There are also recommendations here for policy makers regarding the macro application of spiritual capital theory. This important contribution to Gower's Transformation and Innovation Series will appeal to business leaders and policy makers, academicians and students in the fields of sociology, theology, and economics, and anyone interested in social and economic justice issues, social innovation, and corporate social responsibility.

Publisher: Burlington, VT : Gower Pub., ©2012
ISBN: 9781409404859
1409404854
1409404846
9781409404842
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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