Rethinking the Impact of Religion on Business Values: Understanding Its Reemergence and Measuring Its Manifestations

  • David W. Miller
  • David W. Miller
  • Timothy Ewest
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Abstract

Many in Western business no longer ask “if” religious values1 have an impact on employees and companies that comprise the modern economy. Rather, the question for many today is “in what ways” and “how does one measure the impact of religious values on organizations?” As a result, American business scholars and practitioners have developed a rich and growing strand of literature trying to understand the relationship between the variables of religious values and business performance. It is increasingly also a question of global interest, witness this conference in Beijing hosted by the Center for International Business Ethics and Caux Round Table, and many other academic and practitioner gatherings throughout other parts of the globe.

Keywords

Business Ethic Religious Tradition Business Professional Work Movement Capitalistic Economic Growth 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David W. Miller
    • 1
  • David W. Miller
    • 2
  • Timothy Ewest
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Associate Research ScholarPrinceton University Faith & Work InitiativePrincetonUSA
  2. 2.Princeton UniversityPrincetonUSA
  3. 3.Visiting Research Collaborator Princeton UniversityPrincetonUSA
  4. 4.Business Administration Wartburg CollegePrincetonUSA

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