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Spiritual Capital

A Moral Core for Social and Economic Justice, 1st Edition

By Samuel D. Rima


324 pages

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Hardback: 9781409404842
pub: 2013-01-28

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Presenting a thorough, comprehensive theory of spiritual capital based on solid academic research, 'Spiritual Capital' serves to reinforce and amplify the notion of a moral economic core that is beginning to feature in contemporary economic arguments. In this rare major work wholly dedicated to the subject of spiritual capital, Sam Rima explains the desperate need for revolutionary and transformational thinking in the area of economic policy and practice and makes the case for a new moral foundation to business and economics that directly addresses today's financial and business crisis. Writing in an accessible style, and drawing on examples from several continents, Rima explains spiritual capital theory in terms of the resources needed for its creation, how it is formed, how it can be invested and what the return on investment can be. The book provides practical tools for measuring a personal or organizational store of spiritual capital, along with clear guidelines on how to engage in spiritual capital formation. These will benefit business leaders interested in developing viable and sustainable enterprises capable of avoiding the disconnection between economic policy and social reality. There are also recommendations here for policy makers regarding the macro application of spiritual capital theory. This important contribution to Gower's Transformation and Innovation Series will appeal to business leaders and policy makers, academicians and students in the fields of sociology, theology, and economics, and anyone interested in social and economic justice issues, social innovation, and corporate social responsibility.

About the Author

Dr Samuel D. Rima has worked in national politics, the Church, and academia. The author of three books, he holds a Master of Divinity degree from Talbot School of Theology, A Doctor of Ministry degree in transformational leadership, and a Ph.D. from the University of Buckingham, UK. He has taught and lectured all over the world. He was formerly the Director of the doctoral program at Bethel University's Seminary and continues to serve there as faculty in the Center for Transformational Leadership. Dr Rima worked with the Sekem Group in Cairo, as Director of the Heliopolis University Center for Social Innovation, until the Egyptian Revolution intervened. He is a co-founder of the Movement for the Advancement of Spiritual Capital (MASC), which has as its mission capacity building for the common good.

About the Series

Transformation and Innovation

This series on enterprise transformation and social innovation comprises a range of books informing practitioners, consultants, organization developers, development agents and academics how businesses and other organizations, as well as the discipline of economics itself, can and will have to be transformed. The series prepares the ground for viable twenty-first century enterprises and a sustainable macroeconomic system. A new kind of R & D, involving social, as well as technological innovation, needs to be supported by integrated and participative action research in the social sciences. Focusing on new, emerging kinds of public, social and sustainable entrepreneurship originating from all corners of the world and from different cultures, books in this series will help those operating at the interface between enterprise and society to mediate between the two and will help schools teaching management and economics to re-engage with their founding principles.

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BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Theory