Can 'Homo Spiritualis' Replace Homo Economicus in the Business Curriculum?
21 Pages Posted: 16 Jul 2008
Date Written: July 15, 2008
The authors suggest that it is time to incorporate spiritual values into the business curriculum. About 80% of students are interested in spirituality. Spirituality is not religion so there are few problems with discussing this in a class. Spiritual values include making work meaningful, respect for the creativity of employees, and improving the world. The authors also present examples of firms that have incorporated spiritual values into the way they conduct business.
Keywords: spirituality, business curriculum, innovative education
JEL Classification: I20, M14
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