Cultural Roots of Sustainable Management

Practical Wisdom and Corporate Social Responsibility

  • André Habisch
  • René Schmidpeter

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. René Schmidpeter, Bonnie Lewtas
    Pages 1-5
  3. Theoretical Foundations

  4. Global Case Studies

  5. Closing Remarks

  6. Thomas Walker
    Pages E1-E1

About this book


This book provides a multidisciplinary approach to Corporate Social Responsibility. While for decades a purely mathematical-technical orientation dominated the business curriculum, this book presents CSR and sustainability as a business concept embedded in its cultural and spiritual context. It initially approaches practical wisdom from different cultural and religious traditions as a source of spiritual capital for sustainable business practices. Subsequently, it links current CSR concepts and the latest thinking in CSR with long-standing cultural and spiritual knowledge, promoting a more comprehensive view on sustainability management and its implementation at business enterprises. The book collects and unites viewpoints from various cultural and religious contexts, offering a comprehensive guide for international and globally active companies.


Business and society CSR Corporate social responsibility Intercultural management Management philosophy Sustainable management

Editors and affiliations

  • André Habisch
    • 1
  • René Schmidpeter
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Business and Economics Social and Business EthicsCatholic University EichstättIngolstadtGermany
  2. 2.Cologne Business SchoolCologneGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-28285-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-28287-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2196-7075
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-7083
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