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The Spirit of Conscious Capitalism

Contributions of World Religions and Spiritualities

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  • First book that covers conscious capitalism from the perspective of world religions and spiritualities
  • Critically examens the dominant neo-liberal economic paradigm
  • Brings together a small number of scholars from various religious and spiritual backgrounds

Part of the book series: Ethical Economy (SEEP, volume 63)

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This book provides a constructive criticism of the emerging practice of conscious capitalism from the perspective of world religions and spiritualities. Conscious capitalism, to many of its adherents, represents an evolutionary step forward beyond the dominant neo-liberal paradigm, where it often appears that just about everything is for sale. Is conscious capitalism consistent with the values inherent in religious and spiritual world-views and does it provide a better fit for bringing out the best that business has to offer? This book answers these questions and many more. An appealing read for researchers in business ethics as well as any reader critical of the excrescences of capitalism.

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Table of contents (25 chapters)

  1. Religion and Capitalism: An Overview


“The book entitled The Spirit of Conscious Capitalism is an important contribution to the rapprochement between business and spirituality, providing representatives of various spiritual traditions an opportunity to respond to the demands for spirituality from business leaders. … This volume has several merits. … It is a timely volume for not only scholars in economics, theology, and religious studies but also for society at large.” (Lans Bovenberg, JETR, Journal of Economics, Theology and Religion, Vol. 2 (2), 2022)

Editors and Affiliations

  • École de gestion, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Canada

    Michel Dion

  • Professor of Business Ethics, Yeshiva University, New York, USA

    Moses Pava

About the editors

Michel Dion is Full Professor at the École de gestion, Université de Sherbrooke (Canada). Since 2010, he is the Chairholder of the CIBC Research Chair on Financial Integrity. Moreover, he is the Head of the Department of Management and Human Resource Management. Professor Dion has published : Worldviews, Ethics, and Organizational Life (Springer, 2021); Bouddhisme tibétain et philosophie de l’existence (L’Harmattan, 2018); Financial Crime and Existential Philosophy (Springer, 2014); Confucianisme et leadership (Fides, 2013); Éthique économique et croyances religieuses en Islam (Fides, 2011). With David Weisstub and Jean-Loup Rivest, he was coeditor of Financial Crimes. Psychological, Technological, and Ethical Issues (Springer, 2016). With Edward Freeman and Sergiy Dmytriyev, he is coeditor of Humanizing Business: What Humanities Can Say to Business (Springer, forthcoming). 

Moses Pava is theformer Dean of the Sy Syms School of Business, the Alvin Einbender University Professor of Business Ethics, and Professor of Accounting. He has been teaching at Yeshiva since 1998. A 1990 PhD graduate from NYU¹s Stern School of Business and a 1981 graduate from Brandeis University, Dr. Pava has published numerous books, including: Jewish Ethics In A Post-Madoff World, Business Ethics: A Jewish Perspective, Leading With Meaning, The Jewish Ethics Workbook, The Search for Meaning In Organizations, and Jewish Ethics As Dialogue. He has authored scores of articles, including Corporate Social Responsibility and Financial Performance, one of the most cited articles in the field of corporate social responsibility. He serves on the editorial board of Journal of Business Ethics and the Journal of Jewish Ethics. He lectures across the country and around the world on Jewish business ethics, spirituality in business, and corporate accountability.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: The Spirit of Conscious Capitalism

  • Book Subtitle: Contributions of World Religions and Spiritualities

  • Editors: Michel Dion, Moses Pava

  • Series Title: Ethical Economy

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Religion and Philosophy, Philosophy and Religion (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-10203-5Published: 21 October 2022

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-10206-6Published: 21 October 2023

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-10204-2Published: 20 October 2022

  • Series ISSN: 2211-2707

  • Series E-ISSN: 2211-2723

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: IX, 509

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Business Ethics, Business and Management, general

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