Faith and Work: An Exploratory Study of Religious Entrepreneurs

Religions 2014, 5, 780

21 Pages Posted: 26 Feb 2016

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Jenna Rogers

Baylor University

Jerry Z. Park

Baylor University

Mitchell Neubert

Baylor University - Hankamer School of Business

Date Written: 2014

Abstract

The influence of religion on work has not been fully explored, and, in particular, the relationship between religion and entrepreneurship as a specific type of work. This study explores the link between entrepreneurial behavior and religion. The study finds that religion, for entrepreneurs, is highly individualized, leading to the initial impression that religion and work have no relationship. Upon closer inspection, however, the study finds that religion does shape entrepreneurial activity. Entrepreneurial activity is impacted by a need for the entrepreneurs to reinterpret their work in religious terms, ending the tension for them between faith and work.

Keywords: religion, work, family

Suggested Citation

Rogers, Jenna and Park, Jerry Z. and Neubert, Mitchell, Faith and Work: An Exploratory Study of Religious Entrepreneurs (2014). Religions 2014, 5, 780, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2737656

Jenna Rogers (Contact Author)

Baylor University

Waco, TX 76798
United States

Jerry Z. Park

Baylor University ( email )

One Bear Place #97326
Waco, TX 76798
United States

Mitchell Neubert

Baylor University - Hankamer School of Business ( email )

Waco, TX 76798
United States

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