Books

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

Integral Ecology and Sustainable Business

Ove Jakobsen & Laszlo Zsolnai (Eds.): Integral Ecology and Sustainable Business. Emerald, 2017. (This book may be available at Emerald) This collection addresses the relationship between business, the natural environment, ethics, and spirituality. While traditional economic theory generally assumed firms maximize profits, it has long been acknowledged that other factors may be important to understanding firm activities. The role of ethics and spirituality in society is clearly significant, yet economists have traditionally had little to… Read More »Integral Ecology and Sustainable Business

Progressive Business Models: Creating Sustainable and Pro-social Enterprise

Eleanor O’Higgins & Laszlo Zsolnai (Eds.): Progressive Business Models: Creating Sustainable and Pro-social Enterprise. Palgrave-Macmillan, London, 2017. (This book may be available at Palgrave) The book collects and analyzes 11 exemplary cases of progressive business. Progressive business is understood as ecologically sustainable, future respecting and pro-social enterprise. The collected cases aim to show the best to be expected from business in the 21st century. The purpose of each case chapter is to delineate the business… Read More »Progressive Business Models: Creating Sustainable and Pro-social Enterprise

Ethical Leadership. Indian and European Spiritual Approaches

Madhumita Chatterji & Laszlo Zsolnai (Eds.): Ethical Leadership. Indian and European Spiritual Approaches. Palgrave-Macmillan, 2016. (This book may be available at: Palgrave) Addressing issues of human values, ethics, spirituality and leadership in business the authors of this volume create a dialogue and interchange between Indian and European cultural traditions. Topics include spiritual orientations to business in Hindu, Buddhist and Christian traditions; the effect of spirituality upon contemporary leadership theories; sustainable business models in India and Europe and… Read More »Ethical Leadership. Indian and European Spiritual Approaches

Post-Materialistic Business: Spiritual Value-Orientation in Renewing Management

Laszlo Zsolnai Post-Materialistic Business: Spiritual Value-Orientation in Renewing Management. Palgrave, 2015. (This book may be available at Palgrave ) The book presents a spiritual-based approach to business and management. It uses pluralistic view of spirituality and provides a number of inspiring cases of alternative organizations which go beyond the materialistic mindset of business and serve the common good of society, nature, and future generations. The cases cover different spiritual traditions (Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Anthroposophy, and Buddhism), different… Read More »Post-Materialistic Business: Spiritual Value-Orientation in Renewing Management

The Spiritual Dimension of Business Ethics and Sustainability Management

Laszlo Zsolnai (Ed.): The Spiritual Dimension of Business Ethics and Sustainability Management. Springer, 2015. (This book may be available at Springer) This book discloses the spiritual dimension in business ethics and sustainability management. Spirituality is understood as a multiform search for meaning which connects people with all living beings and God or Ultimate Reality. In this sense, spirituality is a vital source in social and economic life. The volume examines the spiritual orientations to nature… Read More »The Spiritual Dimension of Business Ethics and Sustainability Management

Beyond Self: Ethical and Spiritual Dimensions of Economics

Laszlo Zsolnai: Beyond Self: Ethical and Spiritual Dimensions of Economics. Peter Lang Academic Publishers, Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2014. (This book may be available at Peter Lang) This book addresses ethical and spiritual issues in economics. The central idea advanced in the book is that the extreme focus on the self by economic actors leads to the destruction of both material and non-material values. The assumptions of self-interest in… Read More »Beyond Self: Ethical and Spiritual Dimensions of Economics

Handbook of Business Ethics – Ethics in the New Economy

Laszlo Zsolnai (Ed.): Handbook of Business Ethics – Ethics in the New Economy. Peter Lang International Academic Publishers, Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2013. (This book may be available at: Peter Lang International Academic Publishers) The Handbook of Business Ethics is a substantially revised new edition of Ethics in the Economy, written by the members of the Business Ethics Faculty Group of CEMS – Global Alliance in Management Education. With new content and revised… Read More »Handbook of Business Ethics – Ethics in the New Economy

The Palgrave Handbook of Spirituality and Business

Luk Bouckaert & Laszlo Zsolnai (Eds.): The Palgrave Handbook of Spirituality and Business. Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. (This book may be available at Amazon) The handbook summarizes the most important issues, approaches and models in the field of spirituality in business, economics and society. It presents a comprehensive pluralistic view covering all the major religious and spiritual traditions. It is a response to three developments that challenge the business-as-usual mindset. Firstly, in response to a growing… Read More »The Palgrave Handbook of Spirituality and Business

Ethical Principles and Economic Transformation – A Buddhist Approach

Laszlo Zsolnai (Ed.): Ethical Principles and Economic Transformation – A Buddhist Approach. Springer, 2011. (This book may be available at Springer) The book presents new contributions of Buddhist economics to pressing socio-economic problems. Buddhism points out that emphasizing individuality and promoting the greatest fulfillment of the desires of the individual conjointly lead to destruction. The book promotes the basic value-choices of Buddhism, namely happiness, peace and permanence. Happiness research convincingly shows that not material wealth… Read More »Ethical Principles and Economic Transformation – A Buddhist Approach