Rethinking the Corporation Through the Quaker Legacy to Business

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Title: Rethinking the Corporation Through the Quaker Legacy to Business
Authors: Kavanagh, Donncha
Brigham, Martin
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Date: 22-Jun-2018
Online since: 2019-05-02T11:03:38Z
Abstract: This paper argues that there is much to be learned about business and by looking back at how the Quakers—who have been largely forgotten and overlooked in management studies’ founding narratives—were organized and how they ran their businesses. The paper presents a brief history of the Quakers focusing on the beliefs and practices that contributed to their success from 1650 to c. 1880, and which also contributed to their demise from the latter part of the nineteenth century onwards. We also reflect on the various lessons that can be learned through studying the Quakers and their approach to management.
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: European Academy of Management
Keywords: QuakersBusiness historyManagementCorporate social responsibilityBusiness in societyBusiness forms
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Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Conference Details: The EURAM 2018 Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland, 20-23 June 2018
Appears in Collections:Business Research Collection

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