Business, Ethics, and Spirituality: Europe-Asia Views

Laszlo Zsolnai ‘Business, Ethics, and Spirituality: Europe-Asia Views.’ Business Ethics: A European Review, 2007, vol.16, no. 1, pp. 87-92

There is no inherent conflict between spirituality and business in the major Eastern and Western traditions. In the Hindu tradition, material accomplishments provide a strong and stable foundation in personal and organizational life while spiritual wisdom charges business with a higher purpose. The Christian tradition requires a three-dimensional goal-portfolio in which humans measure themselves on three layers: material (financial), intellectual and spiritual. Here, the stakeholder list becomes full: we not only care about and support our own employees and their environment.

Business, Ethics, and Spirituality- Europe-Asia Views