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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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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: 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
Subjects: D - Ethics / Moral Theology
College/Association with University of Divinity: Other University of Divinity
Depositing User: Users 4 not found.
Date Deposited: 29 May 2009 04:53
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2011 15:38
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/40

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