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Practicing Entrepreneurship as an Agent of Communion

Andrew Gustafson
September 2, 2020
SKU:
BUS-006970
Region: 
Africa, Asia - Pacific, Europe, Latin & South America, North America
Topic: 
Entrepreneurship
Length: 
23 pages
Keywords: 
Economy of Communion (EoC), Social Entrepreneurship, Catholic Social Teaching and Business, Business and the Poor, Business Ethics
Student Price: 
$3.50 (€2.96)
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The Economy of Communion (EoC) is a worldwide entrepreneurial movement which sees the person, rather than profit, as the most important focus of business. Pope Francis has strongly supported this movement, as did Popes Benedict and John Paul II. Here I will do three things. First, I will give a brief history of the EoC and an explanation of the philosophy of the EoC way of doing business. Second, I will analyze Pope Francis’s short speech presented to EoC members at the Vatican in 2017 and provide concrete examples from EoC businesses, including my EoC property rehab and rental business in Omaha. Finally, I will provide some suggestions as to how EoC thinking might be brought into the classroom.