Journal of Business Ethics 60 (1):103-112 (2005)

The current debate on “free agency” seems to highlight the romantic aspects of free agent and considers it a genuine response to changing economic conditions (e.g., high-unemployment rate, importance of knowledge in the labor market, the eclipse of organizational loyalty, and self pride). Little attention, if any, has been given to the religious root of the free agency concept and its persistent existence across history. In this paper, the current discourse on free agency and the conditions that have led to its emergence are briefly discussed. The paper focuses on the theological perspectives of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam on the concept. Implications for management and business organizations are provided
Keywords free agency  business and religion  work ethics  comparative religions  motivation and religion  free will
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1007/s10551-005-5749-x
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 61,008
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

View all 6 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Business Citizenship.Donna J. Wood - 2002 - Business Ethics Quarterly 12 (2):155-187.
Corporate Moral Agency: Review and Implications. [REVIEW]Geoff Moore - 1999 - Journal of Business Ethics 21 (4):329 - 343.
Problems with Heaven.Michael Martin - 2015 - In Keith Augustine & Michael Martin (eds.), The Myth of an Afterlife: The Case against Life After Death. Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 427-440.
Situationism and Free Will.Christian Miller - 2017 - In Griffith Meghan, Timpe Kevin & Levy Neil (eds.), Routledge Companion to Free Will. Routledge. pp. 407-422.
The Business Religion of Global Civilization.Andrew Targowski & Edward Jayne - 2010 - Dialogue and Universalism 20 (9-10):95-111.
Freedom: A Global Theory?András Szigeti - 2005 - Croatian Journal of Philosophy 5 (13):157-176.
Freedom in Organizations.Michael Keeley - 1987 - Journal of Business Ethics 6 (4):249 - 263.


Added to PP index

Total views
62 ( #167,871 of 2,439,459 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #433,243 of 2,439,459 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes