Leadership in the Context of Religious Institutions

The Case of Benedictine Monasteries

  • Günter Müller-Stewens
  • Notker Wolf

Part of the CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance book series (CSEG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Part I

  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-58
    2. Günter Müller-Stewens, Luigi Gioia
      Pages 59-72
    3. Thomas S. Eberle, Ulrike Soegtrop
      Pages 73-92
    4. Jean-Paul Thommen, Ruth Mary Starman
      Pages 93-102
  4. Part III

About this book


This book explores opportunities and limitations with regard to transferring knowledge and tools from the corporate world to manage monasteries or other types of religious institutions. To do so, the contributing authors analyze both the ideological and practical implications of employing modern organizational theory in the context of religious institutions, and seek to strike a balance between preserving traditions and promoting modernization. In this regard, they draw on experience gained in the course of long-standing collaborations between religious institutions, such as monasteries, and business and management schools. 


Ethics in management Faith-based institutions Governance in monasteries Organizational theory Missionary activities

Editors and affiliations

  • Günter Müller-Stewens
    • 1
  • Notker Wolf
    • 2
  1. 1.IFB Institute of ManagementUniversity of St. GallenSt. GallenSwitzerland
  2. 2.Archabbey of Sankt OttilienSt. OttilienGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-13768-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-13769-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2196-7075
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-7083
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