Books

Global Perspectives on Indian Spirituality and Management

Sanjoy Mukherjee and László Zsolnai (Eds.): Global Perspectives on Indian Spirituality and Management. The Legacy of S.K. Chakraborty (2022. Springer.) See: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-981-19-1158-3 The book presents novel insights into the applicability of Indian spirituality in today’s business and management. It introduces new models of ethical and spiritual management and leadership and facilitates the India–Europe dialog on globalization and economic development through the prism of Indian spirituality. This book brings together a collection of articles from eminent… Read More »Global Perspectives on Indian Spirituality and Management

Words, Objects and Events in Economics

Peter Rona, Laszlo Zsolnai and Agnieszka Wincewicz-Price (ed.) Words, Objects and Events in Economics. Springer, 2021. (This book may be available at: https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030526726) This open access book examines from a variety of perspectives the disappearance of moral content and ethical judgment from the models employed in the formulation of modern economic theory, and some of the papers contain important proposals about how moral judgment could be reintroduced in economic theory. The chapters collected in this volume result from… Read More »Words, Objects and Events in Economics

Hungarian Buddhists

Gabor Kovacs & Laszlo Zsolnai: Hungarian Buddhists. A Tan Kapuja Buddhista Főiskola, Budapest, 2020.   This Hungarian book publishes in-depth interviews with leading Hungarian Buddhist scholars and practioners including Pal Farkas (The Gate Dharma Buddhist College), Lajos Pressing (Árya Maitreya Mandala Buddhist Community), Laszlo Mireisz (The Gate Dharma Buddhist Church of Hungary), Antal Dobosy (Zen Buddhist Community), Gabor Karsai (The Gate Dharma Buddhist College), the late Peter Galambos (tantric and dzogcsen master), Laszlo Takacs (The… Read More »Hungarian Buddhists

Responsible Research for Better Business – Creating Useful and Credible Knowledge for Business and Society

Laszlo Zsolnai and Mike Thompson (Eds.): Responsible Research for Better Business – Creating Useful and Credible Knowledge for Business and Society. Palgrave, London, 2020. (This book may be available at Palgrave) This book gathers original, empirical and conceptual papers that address the complex challenges of conducting responsible research in the business and management professions. It includes contributions related to, and reflecting on, the vision of the Responsible Research in Business and Management (RRBM) network, which proposes… Read More »Responsible Research for Better Business – Creating Useful and Credible Knowledge for Business and Society

Caring Management in the New Economy – Socially Responsible Behaviour Through Spirituality

Ora Setter & Laszlo Zsolnai (Eds.): Caring Management in the New Economy – Socially Responsible Behaviour Through Spirituality. Palgrave, London, 2019. (This book may be available at Palgrave) This edited book frames a new ethos of management that cares for society, future generations and nature whilst also serving the interests of business and the wider community. Employing the practical wisdom of faith traditions, the chapters develop the use of spirituality as a resource for creating… Read More »Caring Management in the New Economy – Socially Responsible Behaviour Through Spirituality

The Routledge International Handbook of Spirituality in Society and the Professions

Laszlo Zsolnai & Bernadette Flanagan (Eds.): The Routledge International Handbook of Spirituality in Society and the Professions. Routledge, London and New York, 2019. (This book may be available at https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-International-Handbook-of-Spirituality-i…) Increasingly, it is being recognized that spirituality, defined here as “a multiform search for a transcendent meaning of life that connects them to all living beings and brings them in touch with God or ‘Ultimate Reality,’” is an aspect of almost every sphere and aspect… Read More »The Routledge International Handbook of Spirituality in Society and the Professions

For Genuine Business Ethics

Laszlo Zsolnai (Ed.): For Genuine Business Ethics. Business Ethics Center, Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest, 2018. This book summarizes the 25 years work of the Business Ethics Center of the Corvinus University of Budapest. Main findings include the following: Economic behavior is multifaceted and context-dependent. Two major factors determine the ethicality of economic behavior: the moral character of the actor and the relative cost of ethical behavior. The fairness of procedures is a major determinant of… Read More »For Genuine Business Ethics

Economic Objects and the Objects of Economics

Peter Rona & Laszlo Zsolnai (Eds.): Economic Objects and the Objects of Economics. Springer, 2018. (This book may be available at https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319945286) This book examines the nature of economic objects that form the subject matter of economics, and studies how they resemble or differ from the objects studied by the natural sciences. It explores the question of whether economic objects created by modern economics  sufficiently represent economic reality, and confronts the question whether tools, techniques… Read More »Economic Objects and the Objects of Economics

Ethics, Meaning, and Market Society

Laszlo Zsolnai: Ethics, Meaning, and Market Society. Routledge, New York, 2018. (This book may be available at Routledge) This book explores the underlying causes of the pervasive dominance of ‘unethics’ in contemporary affairs in economics, business, and society. It is argued that the state of unethics is related to the overexpansion of market and market values in all spheres of social life and human activities. A correlate of this development is the emergence of an… Read More »Ethics, Meaning, and Market Society

Economics as a Moral Science

Peter Rona & Laszlo Zsolnai (Eds.): Economics as a Moral Science. Springer, 2017. (This book may be available at: Springer) The book is an attempt to reclaim economics as a moral science. It argues that ethics is a relevant aspect of all levels of economic activity, from individual and organizational to societal and global. Taking ethical considerations into account is needed in explaining and predicting the behavior of economic agents as well as in evaluating and designing… Read More »Economics as a Moral Science