The protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism - by Max Weber[Research paper] by Alice de Rochechouart

2013-06-01

The author was part of the "Alternative Management" third year program in HEC in 2012. She is currently working on a Master in philosophy of religions at the School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS).

This book studies how the protestant ethic and its asceticism contributed to shape and to spread the spirit of modern capitalism. The reformed Protestants believed in predestination, and were looking for the evidence of their divine election in strict labor ethics, where economical profit was the proof that they had been chosen, and where their career was a true calling from God.

Quote article  Alice de Rochechouart, « The protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism - by Max Weber », 01 june 2013, Alternative Management Observatory (AMO), [Research paper]
http://appli6.hec.fr/amo/Articles/Entry/Item/308.sls

In the same section

Nutriset : Fighting against malnutrition - by Rémi Vallet

[Proceedings]

[Proceedings] : Rémi Vallet

Rémi Vallet works as a communications manager at Nutriset. Founded in 1986, Nutriset develops solutions to treat people who suffer from malnutrition in developing countries. Nutriset is known among specialists for its product named “Plumpy'Nut®”. The product has been supported by the World...

>>Read more

The ruling interest

[Reading report]

[Reading report] : Alice de Rochechouart

Using Baruch Spinoza’s philosophy, Frédéric Lordon studies current political and economical society’s foundations. He creates a new paradigm that enables him to analyze the matters of interest in modern societies.

>>Read more

The Future of the economy - Beyond economystification - by Jean-Pierre Dupuy

[Reading report]

[Reading report] : Laure-Anne Benoît

The economy has become all mighty in our society. Even politics capitulated in front of it whereas they are an essential source of its self-transcendence, that is to say its ability to self-regulate by producing its own exteriority. Max Weber’s thesis about the Calvinist choice shows that...

>>Read more

The impacts of economy’s financialization on corporate governance, executive management and human relationships in French small and middle-sized companies

[Research paper]

[Research paper] : Yazid Arifi

This work aims at exploring and understanding the impacts of economy’s financialization on small and middle sized French companies in terms of governance, management and human relationships. To be more precise, the thesis focuses on one specific financial mechanism named LBO, which stands for...

>>Read more

The cognitive Capitalism - by Yann Moulier-Boutang

[Reading report]

[Reading report] : Hugo Lambert

The digital revolution made the reproduction of immaterial objects easier, faster and almost free. In this book the author stresses that we are entering a third phase of capitalism, following the earlier phases of mercantile and industrial capitalism, where accumulation is centered on immaterial...

>>Read more

With the same theme

With the same doctype

Research paper

Access to Health Care for African... Facing a new phenomenon of African... by Nastassja Kern
The benefits of deliberative democracy... In times of political despair, when... by Roman Baudin
Energy self-sufficiency with renewable... Our economic and social model is not... by Alexis Lemeillet
Private Equity: Factor of economic... What is Private Equity (PE)? What are... by Gaëtan Irrmann
Carbon offset operators in France: How... Very different actors participate in... by Néné Maïga
Conditions for the sustainability of... A cultural brownfield can be defined as... by Marianne Rauche
Protecting the public interest in a... Technology is overwhelming. It’s... by Nicolas Trimoulet
How is it possible to follow the ideas... “Degrowth” is the idea that an... by Anne Hurand
Leadership and responsibility for HEC... “CEO” and “responsibility” are... by Julien Lacaze
The Ignorant Schoolmaster – Five... Through the biography of Joseph... by Marine Bikard