By André Habisch, René Schmidpeter

This ebook offers a multidisciplinary method of company Social accountability. whereas for many years a in simple terms mathematical-technical orientation ruled the company curriculum, this e-book offers CSR and sustainability as a company thought embedded in its cultural and religious context. It at the start ways useful knowledge from varied cultural and non secular traditions as a resource of religious capital for sustainable enterprise practices. as a consequence, it hyperlinks present CSR thoughts and the most recent pondering in CSR with long-standing cultural and non secular wisdom, selling a extra finished view on sustainability administration and its implementation at enterprise organisations. The booklet collects and unites viewpoints from numerous cultural and non secular contexts, supplying a complete consultant for foreign and globally lively businesses.

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The destruction becomes especially manifest in fictive literature, which explicitly intends to destroy any primary significance of the communication. This process of the alienation is not considered as a sort of depreciation, but rather becomes a prerequisite of a ‘secondary’ significance, which transcends the area of existing objects and creates its own reality. Referring to this hermeneutical observation, Ricoeur talks about the world of the text (“le monde du texte”) that is independent from the author as well as from the reader.

2. Does the sustainability initiative represent the internal and external realities? 3. To what extent is the sustainability initiative justifiable both cognitively and affectively? 4. To what extent do the senior management and leadership’s presumptions towards the business and society reflect the sustainability approach? 5. Is the sustainability initiative sustainable in practice? Although the questions may stand out as obvious and inherent in any sustainability initiatives, they might be taken for granted, underestimated, and eventually omitted, due to the passage of time as the sustainability initiative progresses in an organization.

For the contemporary rationalist scientific tradition, this narrative character proves a fundamental lack of precision of many spiritual texts, which represents a counter-argument against spiritual traditions in management theory. On the contrary, according to Ricoeur the specific openness of metaphorical texts must not be interpreted as expression of a lack of clarity or substance: the metaphoric character of narratives does not demonstrate their inferiority or the logical ambiguity of spiritual traditions compared for example with the language of modern empirical scientific research.

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