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Faith

  • Bent Meier SørensenEmail author
  • Sverre Spoelstra
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Abstract

In this chapter we explore the relationship between business ethics and faith. We show how business ethics is largely motivated by a now shattered faith in the capitalist entrepreneur. But this does not mean that business ethics is faithless. The shattered faith in the capitalist entrepreneur has made way for a number of newly created figures and concepts, including social entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility, and responsible leadership. The belief is that these figures and concepts are capable of correcting business’ dark sides, without disrupting the faith in business itself.

Keywords

Business scandals Capitalism Continental philosophy Entrepreneurship Faith Giorgio Agamben Messianism Redemption Religion Responsible leadership Secularization Slavoj Žižek Social entrepreneurship Theology Walter Benjamin 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Management, Politics and PhilosophyCopenhagen Business SchoolFrederiksbergDenmark
  2. 2.Department of Business AdministrationLund UniversityLundSweden

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