The major decree which came from the 2016 Jesuit congregation was "Companions in A Mission of Reconcilliation and Justice" (). In it, we are reminded that "God labors in the world" and that we "are called to be companions of Jesus and “co-workers with God.” in helping to bring about restoration and healing in the world"(#3) In addition, it highlighted that, "In all we do, we want to heed Pope Francis, who has urged us to promote dynamics of personal and social transformation" (#37) Similarly, in light of the document Vocation of the Business Leader () (Pontifical Institute for Justice and Peace), we realize as business educators the importance of seeing business as itself a vocation and calling, and so we seek to give our students a vision of seeing their business practices as bringing glory to God-- hoping to participate in the redemption God seeks, as we engage in business to transform culture, society and the world itself.
Dr. Paul Buller is a Professor of Management and holds the Kinsey M. Robinson Chair in Business Administration at Gonzaga University where he teaches courses in strategic management and entrepreneurial leadership. He is the founding Director of the Hogan Entrepreneurial Leadership Program at Gonzaga. He has done research and consulting in private and public sector organizations on various aspects of organizational effectiveness, including strategic management, global ethics, human resource management and organizational change. He has or is serving on the editorial boards of Journal of World Business, Human Resource Management, and Journal of Jesuit Business Education, and is past president of the Western Academy of Management.