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Title: Ethical Principles of Old Testament Economics: Implications for the Teaching of Business Ethics
Authors: Wagner-Tsukamoto, Sigmund
First Published: 30-Jan-2015
Publisher: College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Via Sapientiae, DePaul University, University Libraries
Citation: Journal of Religion and Business Ethics, 2015, 3, pp. 1-24 (24)
Abstract: The paper reviews ethical principles, including certain theological principles that have been drawn from the field of economic research on the Old Testament. It critically examines the type of lessons that can be learned from adherence to such principles for the teaching of business ethics, and how such principles can subsequently inform and be incorporated into management practises. In terms of ethical assessments, on the one hand the paper connects to the Judeo-Christian tradition, and to institutional and constitutional economics on the other. The paper reviews several stories from the Old Testament and extracts ethical principles on good management practice, in particular from the stories of Joseph and Solomon. These stories appear to be especially rich in terms of ethical principles for business activity. Also, certain deficits of Old Testament based economics as compared with a contemporary economic approach to business ethics have been highlighted.
eISSN: 2153-0319
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Archived with reference to publisher website. Version of record: Via Sapientiae © 2015
Description: about 9000 words long
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, School of Management

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