Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 38, Issue 1–2, pp 109–117 | Cite as

Virtue as a Benchmark for Spirituality in Business

  • Gerald F. Cavanagh
  • Mark R. Bandsuch


Business people often consider spirituality a means of increasing integrity, motivation and job satisfaction. Yet certain spiritualities are superficial and unstable. Religion gives depth and duration to a spirituality, but may also sew divisiveness. A spirituality's ability to develop good moral habits provides a positive test of the "appropriateness" of that spirituality for business. Many successful business executives demonstrate a spirituality that does develop good moral habits.

CEO character faith moral habits manager values spirituality virtue worldview 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerald F. Cavanagh
    • 1
  • Mark R. Bandsuch
    • 1
  1. 1.Charles T. Fisher III Chair of Business Ethics, College of Business AdministrationUniversity of Detroit MercyDetroitU.S.A.

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