Business & Society: Research Resources

Centre for Independent Studies
The Centre is Australia’s leading public policy research organization that emphasizes the role of the free market in an open society and other voluntary processes in providing many of the goods and services normally supplied by the compulsory methods of government.
Competitive Enterprise Institute
CEI is dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government—consumers are best helped not by government regulation but by being allowed to make their own choices in a free marketplace.
Foundation for Economic Education
FEE is a research organization that promotes individual freedom, private property, limited government, and free trade.
Heritage Foundation
The Heritage Foundation is a research and educational institute whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, and traditional American values.
Hoover Institution
The Hoover Institution seeks to document the strengths and weaknesses of the American economy, identify changes in social norms and institutions, and examine the direct effects of government policies on economic performance.
Ludwig von Mises Institute
The Mises Institute works to advance the Austrian School of economics and social science and defends the market economy, private property, sound money, and peaceful international relations, while opposing government intervention as economically and socially destructive.

Suggested Reading on Business & Society

  • Ackerman, Bruce, and Anne Alsott. The Stakeholder Society . New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, 1999.
  • Barry, Norman. Business Ethics. West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue University Press, 1999.
  • Barry, Norman, and Dennis McCann. "Do Corporations Have Any Responsibility beyond Making a Profit?" Journal of Markets & Morality. Vol. 3, No. 1 (Spring 2000), pp. 100–126.
  • De Souza, Raymond. "John Paul II and the Problem of Consumerism." Religion & Liberty. Vol. 9, No. 5 (September/October 1999), pp. 8–10.
  • DeVos, Rich. Compassionate Capitalism . New York: Penguin Group, 1993.
  • Gilder, George. Recapturing the Spirit of Enterprise . San Francisco: ICS Press, 1992.
  • Gronbacher, Gregory M. A. Economic Personalism: A New Paradigm for a Humane Economy . Grand Rapids, Michigan: Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty, 1998.
  • Gronbacher, Gregory M. A., Gregory R. Beabout, Ricardo F. Crespo, Stephen J. Grabill, Kim Paffenroth, and Kyle S. Swan. Beyond Self-Interest: A Personalist Approach to Human Action . Vol. 1, Foundations of Economic Personalism. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2001.
  • Gronbacher, Gregory M. A., Anthony Santelli, Jeffrey Sikkenga, Steven Yates, and Gloria Zúñiga. The Free Person and the Free Economy: A Personalist Examination of Market Economics . Vol. 3, Foundations of Economic Personalism. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2001.
  • Gronbacher, Gregory M. A., Patricia Donohue-White, Christopher Westley, and Gloria Zúñiga. Human Nature and Economic Science: Personalist Anthropology and Economic Methodology . Vol. 2, Foundations of Economic Personalism. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2001.
  • Hood, John M. The Heroic Enterprise . New York: Free Press, 1996.
  • Huerta de Soto, Jesús. "The Ethics of Capitalism." Journal of Markets & Morality. Vol. 2, No.2 (Fall 1999), pp. 150–163.
  • Lindenberg, Adolpho. The Free Market in a Christian Society . Montreal: St. Antoninus Institute, 1999.
  • Nelson, Robert H. "Economic Religion Versus Christian Values." Journal of Markets & Morality. Vol. 1, No. 2 (Fall 1998), pp. 142–157.
  • Neuhaus, Richard John. Doing Well and Doing Good. Toronto: Doubleday, 1992.
  • Novak, Michael. Business as a Calling: Work and the Examined Life . New York: Free Press, 1996.
  • _____. The Fire of Invention: Civil Society and the Future of the Corporation . Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 1997.
  • _____. The Future of the Corporation. Pfizer Lecture Series. Washington, D.C.: American Enterprise Institute, 1996.
  • _____. "How Christianity Created Capitalism." Religion & Liberty. Vol. 10, No. 3 (May/June 2000), pp. 8–9.
  • _____. The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism . New York: Madison Books, 1991.
  • Opitz, Edmund A. Religion and Capitalism: Allies, Not Enemies . Irvington-on-Hudson, New York: Foundation for Economic Education, 1992.
  • Sacks, Jonathan. Morals and Markets . London: Institute of Economic Affairs, 1999.
  • Sirico, Robert A. "The Entrepreneurial Vocation." Journal of Markets & Morality. Vol. 3, No. 1 (Spring 2000), pp. 1–21.
  • _____. Toward a Free and Virtuous Society . Grand Rapids, Michigan: Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty, 1997.