Spirituality and the social enterprise: a paradox lens

Miguel Pina e Cunha*, Miguel Alves Martins, Arménio Rego, Ricardo Zózimo

*Autor correspondente para este trabalho

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Resumo

This chapter theorizes spirituality in the social enterprise through a paradox lens. It discusses how: (1) social enterprises are different but potentially incorporate a strong spiritual dimension; (2) because of organizational differences, spirituality manifests in different ways in different types of social organizations (e.g., the spiritual dimension of a B-Corp is more conceptual, an idea, whereas in a community organization, it is direct, almost palpable); (3) expressions of organizational spirituality may have a paradoxical component. We defend that, for these reasons, the management of social enterprises incorporates a consideration of the spiritual dimension as well as of the paradoxes that emerge from tackling the spiritual (mission-based) and pragmatic (commerce-based) logics that are involved. Social enterprises are possibly more affected by denser nets of competing demands – which turns them into valuable sources of learning for other companies regarding how to live with paradox.
Idioma originalEnglish
Título da publicação do anfitriãoIssues in business ethics
EditoresAntonino Vaccaro, Tommaso Ramus
Local da publicaçãoCham
EditoraSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
Páginas109-135
Número de páginas27
ISBN (eletrónico)9783030965969
ISBN (impresso)9783030965952
DOIs
Estado da publicaçãoPublicado - 17 jun 2022

Série de publicação

NomeIssues in Business Ethics
Volume62
ISSN (impresso)0925-6733
ISSN (eletrónico)2215-1680

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