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Religious Ethics in the Market Economy

A New Approach to Business and Morality


Part of the Humanism in Business Series book series (HUBUS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Karl G. Jechoutek
    Pages 1-5
  3. Karl G. Jechoutek
    Pages 7-30
  4. Karl G. Jechoutek
    Pages 31-40
  5. Karl G. Jechoutek
    Pages 41-53
  6. Karl G. Jechoutek
    Pages 55-68
  7. Karl G. Jechoutek
    Pages 69-75
  8. Karl G. Jechoutek
    Pages 77-80
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 81-89

About this book


This book aims to go beyond merely confrontational or complementary treatments of the relationship between market participation and business ethics. Reviewing the attitudes towards the market embedded in religious ethics and scholars, it explores the symbiotic relationship between the economy, ethics and morals. Moving the discussion beyond a static and traditional economy envisaged by scripture, it explores the impact of an evolving and globalised economy based on the value systems of moral philosophy and religious ethics. The Author aims to expand the conventional view of business ethics, encouraging readers to interpret markets and morality as intertwined concepts, and use them to inform further research. 


business and spirituality Christianity Judaism Islam wisdom virtuous economy moral philosophy market ethics business ethics Globalisation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Independent ScholarBadenAustria

About the authors

Karl G. Jechoutek is an independent scholar and researcher in economics and the humanities. His research foucses on the interface between human development and cultural change in relation to economics and religious studies. He has previously held a research position at the University of Cape Town and teaches at the University of Tuebingen, Germany, and Univeristy of Cape Town, South Africa. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Wisconsin, US, and a PhD in Religious Studies from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Religious Ethics in the Market Economy
  • Book Subtitle A New Approach to Business and Morality
  • Authors Karl G. Jechoutek
  • Series Title Humanism in Business Series
  • Series Abbreviated Title Humanism in Business Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-76519-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-09511-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-76520-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 89
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Faith, Spirituality and Business
    Business Ethics
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