By André Habisch, René Schmidpeter
This ebook presents a multidisciplinary method of company Social accountability. whereas for many years a in basic terms mathematical-technical orientation ruled the company curriculum, this e-book provides CSR and sustainability as a enterprise notion embedded in its cultural and religious context. It firstly ways useful knowledge from diversified cultural and spiritual traditions as a resource of religious capital for sustainable enterprise practices. as a result, it hyperlinks present CSR techniques and the most recent pondering in CSR with long-standing cultural and non secular wisdom, selling a extra accomplished view on sustainability administration and its implementation at enterprise corporations. The e-book collects and unites viewpoints from a variety of cultural and spiritual contexts, delivering a accomplished advisor for overseas and globally lively businesses.
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Rather the world of the text, which historically emerged with the speech becoming text, serves as prerequisite for the perpetually ongoing re-interpretation of the text as an autonomous subject. On the other side, by interpreting the text the reader himself may disclose his own contemporary world and re-interpret himself in the context of his contemporary world. This twofold meaning of the reading of a text is especially relevant for metaphorical texts employed in religious and spiritual traditions.
Rather, compared with the descriptive code of reports, articles or communication, they always retain a substantial ‘plus’, which leaves open space for their renewed interpretation from the different perspective of a (future) reader. As Ricoeur entitles one of his essays: “Le symbole donne a penser—the symbol provides food for thought”. Thus, the spiritual text (as symbolic text) cannot be understood as an immediate communication act between the (historical) author (of the second, third or seventh century) and the contemporary reader.
Subjective arbitrariness, eclectic reductionism, or materialistic instrumentalism. Finally, in order to convert spiritual wisdom into concrete business strategies, organizational features or governance policies, professional knowledge and experience is necessary. For example, if the spiritual inspiration to work for the integrity of the Divine creation results in the decision of a business women to implement a sustainable production strategy, this decision does not substitute but rather calls for her rigorous professional analysis.
Cultural Roots of Sustainable Management: Practical Wisdom and Corporate Social Responsibility by André Habisch, René Schmidpeter