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Combining commercial success with philanthropy and social activism, ‘Quakernomics’ offers a compelling model for corporate social responsibility in the modern world. Mike King explores the ethical capitalism of Quaker enterprises from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries, testing this theory against those of prominent economists. With a foreword by Sir Adrian Cadbury, this book proves that the Quaker practice of ‘total capitalism’ is not a historically remote nicety but an immediately relevant guide for today’s global economy.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Mike King
Publisher: Anthem Press
Release: 2014-04
File: 200 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780857281166

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This book explores how the distinctive "Quaker" approach to responsible business is based on honesty, truth and integrity. It analyzes how networks, family and succession are at its heart, and how much this approach offers to current debates on corporate social responsibility, as well as to managers and practitioners in an increasingly complex business world. The contributions in this volume assess the factors that explain the success and prosperity of many Quaker businesses throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, discussing the lessons learned from their disappearance from prominence. By drawing upon examples that illustrate the Quaker ethic, it also considers what so-called “Quakernomics” can contribute to contemporary responsible business theory and practice.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Nicholas Burton
Publisher: Springer
Release: 2019-01-07
File: 185 Pages
ISBN-13: 9783030040345

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The Routledge Companion to Business History is a definitive work of reference, and authoritative, international source on business history. Compiled by leading scholars in the field, it offers both researchers and students an introduction and overview of current scholarship in this expanding discipline. Drawing on a wealth of international contributions, this volume expands the field and explores how business history interacts theoretically and methodologically with other fields. It charts the origins and development of business history and its global reach from Latin America and Africa, to North America and Europe. With this multi-perspective approach, it illustrates the unique contribution of business history and its relationship with a range of other disciplines, from finance and banking to gender issues in corporations. The Routledge Companion to Business History is a vital source of reference for students and researchers in the fields of business history, corporate governance and business ethics.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: John Wilson
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2016-12-01
File: 394 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781135007829

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Although the Southern Railway inherited a vast stock of coaches from its three main constituent companies in 1923, it soon started to develop its own range of coaching stock for locomotive-hauled and electrified services. This work features the full range of carriage stock produced in the era.

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Genre: Railroad cars
Author: Mike King
Publisher:
Release: 2003
File: 160 Pages
ISBN-13: 0860935701

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The author describes the accident which made him a paraplegic, explains how he adjusted to his handicap, and recounts his five thousand six hundred mile journey by wheelchair from Alaska to Washington, D.C

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Mike King
Publisher:
Release: 2013-05
File: 176 Pages
ISBN-13: 0934672423

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Mental health advocate and 2019 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Mike King is, in his own words, a ‘certified nut’. Since 2009, Mike has hosted the hugely popular Nutters Club show, now on NewstalkZB, as well as the TV programme of the same name, and as ‘Head Nut’ has seen the Club expand into an online community with a vast and loyal following. The Nutters Club deals with all the tough stuff that many would prefer to keep in the closet — mental health issues like anxiety and depression, drug and alcohol addiction, eating disorders, rape and sexual abuse — as told by real people sharing their life experiences to help others discover coping mechanisms, recovery and hope, in a way that is non-preachy and easy to understand. This book shares eleven of those stories, along with insights into Mike King’s own story and his battle with depression, drugs and alcohol. Candid and compelling, The Nutters Club is as relevant today as when it was first published in 2011. Enjoy!

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Genre: Medical
Author: Mike King
Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
Release: 2011-08-26
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781869794026

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Genre: Business
Author:
Publisher:
Release: 2004
File: Pages
ISBN-13: UCSC:32106017512424

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Faithonomics uses economic theory to provide a new and unorthodox view of religion in today's world. Drawing on state-of-the-art research and on case studies from around the globe, this book shows that religion should be analysed as a market similar to markets for other goods and services, like bottled water or haircuts. Faithonomics is about today's religious markets, but in sweeping detours through the histories of Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism, Brekke shows us the religious markets of the past, although these were sometimes heavily regulated by states. He argues that government 'control' over religious markets is often the cause of unforeseen and negative consequences. Many of today's problems related to religion, like religious terrorism or rent-seeking by religious political parties, are easier to understand if we think like economists. Religious markets work best when they are relatively free. Religious organizations should be free to sell their products without unnecessary restrictions, but we have no good reason to grant them privileges in the form of subsidies or tax-breaks.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Torkel Brekke
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2016-10-15
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9780190694753

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Tomas Sedlacek has shaken the study of economics as few ever have. Named one of the "Young Guns" and one of the "five hot minds in economics" by the Yale Economic Review, he serves on the National Economic Council in Prague, where his provocative writing has achieved bestseller status. How has he done it? By arguing a simple, almost heretical proposition: economics is ultimately about good and evil. In The Economics of Good and Evil, Sedlacek radically rethinks his field, challenging our assumptions about the world. Economics is touted as a science, a value-free mathematical inquiry, he writes, but it's actually a cultural phenomenon, a product of our civilization. It began within philosophy--Adam Smith himself not only wrote The Wealth of Nations, but also The Theory of Moral Sentiments--and economics, as Sedlacek shows, is woven out of history, myth, religion, and ethics. "Even the most sophisticated mathematical model," Sedlacek writes, "is, de facto, a story, a parable, our effort to (rationally) grasp the world around us." Economics not only describes the world, but establishes normative standards, identifying ideal conditions. Science, he claims, is a system of beliefs to which we are committed. To grasp the beliefs underlying economics, he breaks out of the field's confines with a tour de force exploration of economic thinking, broadly defined, over the millennia. He ranges from the epic of Gilgamesh and the Old Testament to the emergence of Christianity, from Descartes and Adam Smith to the consumerism in Fight Club. Throughout, he asks searching meta-economic questions: What is the meaning and the point of economics? Can we do ethically all that we can do technically? Does it pay to be good? Placing the wisdom of philosophers and poets over strict mathematical models of human behavior, Sedlacek's groundbreaking work promises to change the way we calculate economic value.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Tomas Sedlacek
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2011-07-01
File: 376 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780199830619

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Each November, Americans celebrate Veterans Day, a holiday that honors our armed services and that marks the anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended World War I. Veterans Day roughly coincides with Remembrance Day in Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom, where millions of people wear poppies—a flower that bloomed across the battlefields of Flanders and became emblematic of the war—and observe a period of silence at war memorials. For many countries around the world, this day is meant to thank those who give their lives to defend liberty and freedom, but as Ted Harrison reveals in Remembrance Today, the day and the poppies people wear were originally meant as a dedication to the intention that war must never happen again. Raising questions that are too often ignored, Harrison explores what it means to be heroic and what glory means in the context of military service. Most important, he asks what the purpose of Remembrance is outside honoring the fallen and comforting those who mourn their loss. He contends that if the prime function of holidays like Remembrance Day and Veterans Day is not to serve as a warning against war and a reminder to pursue peaceful solutions, then these days are futile. An examination of how our ideas of heroism, duty, and grief have lost their way, Remembrance Today is a powerful argument to focus again on the meaning behind this poignant holiday.

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Genre: History
Author: Ted Harrison
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Release: 2013-02-15
File: 248 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781780230528

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