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Mennonite entrepreneurs

Author: Calvin Wall Redekop; Stephen C Ainlay; Robert Siemens
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995.
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Until recently, the phrase "Mennonite Entrepreneurs" might have seemed a contradiction in terms. But today, many members of this once-closed Anabaptist sect are more likely to ride to church in a BMW than a buggy. How did the Mennonites come to reconcile their religious beliefs with the economic opportunities of the modern era? In Mennonite Entrepreneurs Calvin Redekop and his co-authors argue that Mennonite  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Redekop, Calvin Wall, 1925-
Mennonite entrepreneurs.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995
(OCoLC)624463336
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Calvin Wall Redekop; Stephen C Ainlay; Robert Siemens
ISBN: 0801850037 9780801850035
OCLC Number: 31662067
Description: ix, 291 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Historical and Theological Perspectives --
2. Religion and Entrepreneurial Activity: Congruous, Contradictory, or Paradoxical? --
3. The Ethos of the North American Mennonite Enterprise --
4. The Entrepreneur and Work: Community or Self-Advancement? --
5. Entrepreneurial Upward Mobility and the Dilemmas of Success --
6. Heroic Conformity and Community Alienation --
7. Rationalizing Faith and Business --
8. Mennonite Faith and Economic Ideologies --
9. Sociological Paradigms and Mennonite Economic Sociology --
10. The Cultural Contradictions of Mennonite Life and Utopian Economics.
Responsibility: Calvin Redekop, Stephen C. Ainlay, Robert Siemens.
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Based on interviews with Mennonite entrepreneurs, this book argues that Mennonite successes in business are the result of skilful adaptation of the sect's "communal ethic", and that even the most  Read more...

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