Religious Beliefs, Social Values and Business Culture

Maksimović, Marijana and Blagojević, Milan (2022) Religious Beliefs, Social Values and Business Culture. In: Religion in the global crisis of late modernity. Institute of Social Sciences, Beograd, p. 37. ISBN 978-86-7093-254-8

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The last decades of the 20th century and the first of the 21st century have been full of crises. Since the oil crisis in the 1980s, crises have become more frequent globally. Some of them included the Asian crisis, world economic crisis 2007-8, crises caused by various types of infectious diseases, then the COVID 19 pandemic, and finally the gas crisis and inflation crisis, which we are currently experiencing. Also, the crisis of the relations between the USA and China which is on the rise, and that of the relations between the USA and Russia which is returning to the geopolitical scene, have intensifed and represent a great challenge or the countries and their international relations. Also, all these affects the peace in certain regions, the existence of people, as well as their social and economic status. Historically, religion has played a major role in shaping states and their societies. Also, religion influenced the development of many social values, and was translated into labor relations and business culture. There are countries where religious values are woven into business culture and work ethics. These are, for example, Japan, whose business culture originated under the influence of women, and Germany, whose business culture has been based on Protestant ethics. These are connected by discipline, dedication to work, precision and accuracy, and the fact that these countries do not allow religious beliefs to be relativized, or reduced to populist phrases, so as not to lose the essence and significance for human existence.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: crises, religion, business culture, social values, industrial societies, work ethic
Institutional centre: Centre for economic research
Centre for political research and public opinion
Depositing User: D. Arsenijević
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2023 19:55
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2023 19:55

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