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Managing As If Faith Mattered: Christian Social Principles in the Modern Organization (CATHOLIC SOCIAL THOU) Paperback – July 3, 2001

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“This inspiring book examines many timely questions related to faith and work through the lens of Christian social tradition. This creative and much needed study will be welcomed warmly by all who are searching for balance in their faith, life, and daily work.” —Religious Studies Review
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“The book deserves to be read carefully and discussed thoughtfully by everyone directly or indirectly involved in business or in business education. . . . [T]his book paves the way to a restructuring of business education in a manner that facilitates a discussion of the role of ethical values in every academic course of every discipline of study at all centers of higher education.” —American Catholic Studies
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“[I]nteresting reading . . . careful attention to logical development demonstration of evidence, and prescriptions for concrete action.” —Theology Today
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Managing as If Faith Mattered is a godsend. Intelligent and sensible, it never fails to recognize the realistic tensions of business life. This book is a must for all observers and students of modern business practice, but its usefulness goes further than that: it deserves to be read in every corporate strategic planning office in every company. It is an oasis in the spiritual desert of business.” —The Tablet
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About the Author

Helen J. Alford, O.P., is dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and co-director of the Ethical Leadership International Program at the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Rome, Italy.

Michael J. Naughton holds the Alan W. Moss Endowed Chair in Catholic Social Thought and is director of the John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota. He holds joint appointments in the departments of Catholic Studies (College of Arts and Sciences) and Ethics and Law (Opus College of Business).
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Product Details

  • Series: CATHOLIC SOCIAL THOU
  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press; 1 edition (July 3, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0268034621
  • ISBN-13: 978-0268034627
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #424,959 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I first encountered Michael Naughton when I read "The Integrity of a Catholic Management Education" in the California Management Review. I appreciated his practical insights into how Christian social principles (CSP) enlightens basic problems in general and functional management.

"Managing as if Faith Mattered" by Naughton and Helen Alford is a welcome full-book treatment of CSP-inspired management which can be used for a full course in faith-based management. Complemented by Helen Alford's research in manufacturing engineering, Naughton covers CSP from the inside out, i.e., beginning with an examination of personal integration of faith and work, the purpose of business and the Catholic virtues, the authors then systematically demonstrate the application of CSP to various areas of management -- including marketing, job design, compensation, product development and corporate finance.

The book is written in a readable tone even when it discusses the nuances of natural law and the Papal encyclicals. I have to admit that there are portions in the book which need several reading especially for CSP neophytes. But just when the going gets tough the authors cite real-life examples of business managers who make CSP come to life in their companies.

A big revelation is the case of Reell Precision Manufacturing. The 35-year old company was founded by ex-3M employees based on Christian principles and through its history has achieved remarkable resilience as it met challenges that would have made average companies cave in to easy layoffs or top-down control strategies.
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I had problems with arranging "work life" with "faith life" and my wife surprised me with this book. This is a heavy bomber as it gives you advice on every possible level of management, from people management to investments and product strategy, with real-life examples. I like that they don't try to sell the Christian management as a joker which will work at least as good as the 'classic' economics principles. They're very realistic.

And special thanks that I got what I read it for: how to be a Christian manager and how to lead people. And even more.

If you need an easy reading, skip this book. It's not that. It's roughly a college textbook in terms of style and structure, but a tad better to read.
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How should personal faith and ethical standards influence work practices and decisions made with the workplace? The authors wrestle with this central question. Inspired by concern over the large gap between private and public moralities, they make a compelling argument for integrating the principles and values contained in Christian social teaching with management theory.
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This item was shipped quickly and after receiving it, it is in mint condition. It is brand new and is a good book to read. Thanks!
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