At the Interface of Past and Future Business: Lessons from the Quakers

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Title: At the Interface of Past and Future Business: Lessons from the Quakers
Authors: Kavanagh, Declan
Brigham, Martin
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/9332
Date: 8-Aug-2017
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 if 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: Academy of Mangement
Copyright (published version): 2017 Academy of Management
Keywords: Quakers;Business history;Management;Silence;Corporate social responsibility
DOI: 10.5465/AMBPP.2017.17271abstract
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: Academy of Management Proceedings 2017
Conference Details: Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Critical Management Studies Division, Atlanta, United States, 04-08 August 2017
Appears in Collections:Business Research Collection

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