A Buddhist economic approach to employee volunteer programmes

Prayukvong, Wanna and Rees, Bronwen A. (2010) A Buddhist economic approach to employee volunteer programmes. Journal of Corporate Citizenship. ISSN 1470-5001

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

This study was undertaken to observe factors affecting the process and impact of employee volunteer activities in three business enterprises in Thailand, using a Buddhist economic framework. Buddhist economics differs significantly from mainstream (neoclassical) economics in its ontological underpinning. This means that assumptions about human nature are different: the core values of mainstream economics are self-interest and competition in the pursuit of maximum welfare or utility, while in Buddhist economics, ‘self’ includes oneself, society and nature, which are all simultaneously interconnected. The core values are compassion and cooperation through which well-being is achieved leading to higher wisdom (pañña). Employee volunteer programmes (EVPs) are regarded as one example of corporate citizenship activities. This paper explores the consequences of introducing EVPs using a Buddhist economic framework in three different companies in Thailand. When a Buddhist economic approach is adopted by EVPs, the programme can be embedded into business practices including human resource development and the organisational development process, which may lead to the cultivation of pañña. This may be of value to organisations in the West.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Citation: Prayukvong, W. and Rees, B., 2010. A Buddhist economic approach to employee volunteer programmes. Journal of Corporate Citizenship, (38), pp. 75-93..
Faculty: Lord Ashcroft International Business School
Depositing User: Mr I Walker
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2011 09:19
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2017 12:06
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/140063

Actions (login required)

Edit Item Edit Item