Can We Take the Religion out of Religious Decision-Making? The Case of Quaker Business Method

Muers, Rachel and Burton, Nicholas (2019) Can We Take the Religion out of Religious Decision-Making? The Case of Quaker Business Method. Philosophy of Management, 18 (3). pp. 363-374. ISSN 1740-3812

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40926-018-0095-0

Abstract

In this paper, we explore the philosophical and theological issues that arise when a ‘religious’ process of decision-making, which is normally taken to require specific theological commitments both for its successful use and for its coherent explanation, is transferred into ‘secular’ contexts in which such theological commitments are not shared. Using the example of Quaker Business Method, we show how such a move provokes new theological questions, as well as questions for management studies.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Quakerism, Decision-making, Religious truth-claims
Subjects: N200 Management studies
V600 Theology and Religious studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2018 12:50
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2020 09:00
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/35696

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