Title: Doing business in Christian way

Authors: Antal Szabó

Addresses: ERENET, 1118 Budapest, Pecz S.u.4., D.ep.fszt.1., Hungary

Abstract: The first part of the paper analyses the main two antagonistic world orderings and highlights their major consequences reaching to deadlock. The centrally planned economy collapsed and the world failed to learn from the lesson of the recent economic crises and the capitalism in its current form does not fit the world around us. A global transformation is urgently needed focusing on reinstating a global sense of social responsibility. The Encyclical Letter 'Caritas in Veritate' of the Supreme Pontiff Benedict XVI might be the right compass of the new world economic and social order. The second part of the paper summarises the current knowledge on Christian entrepreneurship. Christian entrepreneurs are the ones, who in addition to the business, real focus also in Christianity shares common goals and morals including social responsibility and sustainable economy. The paper presents the main entrepreneurial behaviours to the business in Christian way.

Keywords: Catholic social doctrine; Catholic social teaching; CST; Christian entrepreneurship; definition of entrepreneurship; Christian entrepreneurs; corporate social responsibility; CSR; sustainable economy.

DOI: 10.1504/WREMSD.2014.058050

World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 2014 Vol.10 No.1, pp.16 - 27

Published online: 30 May 2014 *

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