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1st Edition

Values and Responsibility

Edited By

Stefan Kwiatkowski

ISBN 9781412814829
Published April 15, 2011 by Routledge
318 Pages

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Book Description

Entrepreneurship is the capability to be an entrepreneur. Beyond that idea is an ideology that a person's business actions result in industrial growth or technical advances, making that person a leader in the economic world. The contributors to this latest volume in the Praxiology Series, now available in paperback, are united in claiming that resourcefulness is a characteristic of people who take effective action, and that effectiveness is dependent on good, ethical purposes.

The wide-angle definition of entrepreneurship presented in this volume demands that people and organizations engage in more than simple self-interest, but also display awareness of the prospects for wider growth and advances resulting from their decisions. In a period of financial crisis caused by irresponsible behavior by eminent would-be "entrepreneurs" the significance of this perspective should be evident. The editors claim that growth, not stagnation, advantage, not decline, are irreversible traits of business activity. This is why the very concept of entrepreneurship calls for values and responsibility—even more than in the past.

The contributors develop the idea of entrepreneurship from both theoretical approaches religious and practical, or applied perspectives. This inter- and multidisciplinary approach offers readers a chance to rebuild trust in entrepreneurship.

Table of Contents

Editorial -Wojciech W. Gasparski
Introduction -Leo V. Ryan, CSV
Part One: Perspectives on Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship from a Praxiology Point of View -Wojciech W. Gasparski
The Twelve Tribes of Entrepreneurship -Harold P. Welsch
A Model of the Discovery, Assembly, and Viability of Entrepreneurial Opportunities -Patrick J. Murphy
Entrepreneurship, Ethics, and the Good Society -George G. Brenkert
The Ethical Significance of Entrepreneurship -Martin E. Sandbu
Periculum and Business Responsibility: On the Scholastic Attitude toward Entrepreneurship -Marcin Bukaa
Part Two: Religion and Entrepreneurship
The Entrepreneurial Vocation -Rev. Robert A. Sirico
The Profit of Values: A Christian Vision of Corporate Social Responsibilities -Laurent Mortreuil
Entrepreneurship and Catholic Social Teaching -Anthony Percy
The Spirit of Jewish Entrepreneurship -Moses L. Pava
Towards an Understanding of Islam and Muslim Entrepreneurship in the Middle East -David Pistrui and Josiane Fahed-Sreih
Part Three: Entrepreneurship in Action
Valor-based Leadership: Losing the Excuses -C. Richard Panico
Women as Entrepreneurs -Patricia H. Werhane
The Psychological Impact of the Transformations on Polish Entrepreneurship -Andrzej Strzaecki
Entrepreneurship and Ethics: The Start-Up Flaw
Jerzy Cielik
Micro-Venturing: Paradoxes, Dilemmas and the Role for Big Business -James H. Davis
Entrepreneurship, Values and Responsibility: The Message -Stefan Kwiatkowski
Notes about the Authors and Editors
Notes about the Publication Sources

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