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Caring Management in the New Economy

Socially Responsible Behaviour Through Spirituality

  • Ora Setter
  • László Zsolnai

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ora Setter, László Zsolnai
      Pages 3-20
  3. Spiritual and Philosophical Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Imre Ungvári Zrínyi
      Pages 23-46
    3. Luk Bouckaert
      Pages 47-61
  4. New Management and Economic Models

  5. The Role of Business Schools

  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 291-291

About this book


This edited book frames a new ethos of management that cares for society, future generations and nature whilst also serving the interests of business and the wider community. Employing the practical wisdom of faith traditions, the chapters develop the use of spirituality as a resource for creating business models that take pressing social problems – such as quality of life at work, over-consumption, environmental degradation and climate change – into account. Spanning entrepreneurship, leadership, management education and business models, the chapters in this book aim to develop a spiritually-based caring model of management to face the challenges and reality of the 21st century.


faith traditions wisdom CSR business models socially responsible behaviour sustainability entrepreneurship business ethics business and society management education

Editors and affiliations

  • Ora Setter
    • 1
  • László Zsolnai
    • 2
  1. 1.Tel Aviv University Tel AvivIsrael
  2. 2.Business Ethics CenterCorvinus University of BudapestBudapestHungary

About the editors

Ora Setter is a Lecturer at the Social Science Faculty and the Coller Business School, Tel Aviv University, Israel. Dr. Setter was the chairwoman of Psycho-Dharma, a school for implementation of Buddhist psychology, where she teaches courses in Buddhism and management. A senior consultant to many leading companies in Israel, focusing on organizational development, her areas of expertise are change management, power and politics, knowledge management, and building and organizing training programs for organizations.

Laszlo Zsolnai is Professor and Director of the Business Ethics Center at the Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary. He is chairman of the Business Ethics Faculty Group of the CEMS − The Global Alliance in Management Education. He is president of the European SPES Institute in Leuven, Belgium and Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts in London, UK. He has been a guest professor or visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, the University of California at Berkeley, Georgetown University, the University of Richmond, Concordia University Montreal, the University of St. Gallen, Bocconi University Milan, and the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Caring Management in the New Economy
  • Book Subtitle Socially Responsible Behaviour Through Spirituality
  • Editors Ora Setter
    László Zsolnai
  • Series Title Palgrave Studies in Sustainable Business In Association with Future Earth
  • Series Abbreviated Title Palgrave Studies in Sustainable Business In Association with Future Earth
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-14198-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-14201-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-14199-8
  • Series ISSN 2662-1320
  • Series E-ISSN 2662-1339
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIX, 305
  • Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Faith, Spirituality and Business
    Corporate Social Responsibility
    Sustainability Management
    Business Ethics
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