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Standing Up for Corporate Governance - A Practical Theology Perspective

Everett, Bruce (2008) Standing Up for Corporate Governance - A Practical Theology Perspective. Master of Arts (minor thesis) thesis, UNSPECIFIED.

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    Abstract

    In the wake of recent corporate failures, the issue of corporate governance has renewed focus. There is an emerging view that governance is less about systems
    and processes, and more about corporate culture and morality. This view creates a natural entry point for practical theology because it poses the questions of "what
    ought to be" and "on what basis do I decide what is right?"
    This research is grounded in the interview data from a sample of people in governance roles in Australian corporations. It uses the Whitehead model of theological reflection as a critical dialogue between the personal experience of the participants and relevant social theory and Christian tradition. The interviews indicated that corporate values are an increasingly important means of guiding corporate behavior and suggested a hierarchy of compliance. The participants proposed that the ultimate guide to ethical behaviour was personal integrity and being able to live with oneself.

    Item Type: Theses (Master of Arts (minor thesis))
    Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
    Keywords (separated by commas): Corporate Governance, business ethics, personal integrity, practical theology
    Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
    Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950402 Business Ethics
    Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
    Subject Area(s): D - Ethics / Moral Theology
    Association with University of Divinity: Other University of Divinity
    Depositing User: Users 4 not found.
    Date Deposited: 29 May 2009 14:53
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 02:38
    URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/40

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