Can Christian ethics be used to engage business? A (South) African consideration
Christian ethics -- Developing countries
Business ethics -- Developing countries
Social responsibility of business -- Africa
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AbstractBusiness enterprises are in a position to exert a significant influence on society
– particularly in the context of developing countries. Businesses no longer
simply influence shareholders, employees and customers, but also play a role in
strengthening (or weakening) political institutions and contributing to the wellbeing
of other stakeholders. The result is that business enterprises are increasingly
accountable to a growing number of stakeholders. In this article the possibility
of utilising Christian ethics to engage business is investigated. The question is
whether it is at all possible for the church to address the business world by applying
its particular ethical resources, and – should this be possible – what form such
engagements could take.
Fourie, W 2012, 'Can Christian ethics be used to engage business? A (South) African consideration', Acta Theologica, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 46-60.