Quaker Business and Ethical Business Research
Here are details about our two current PhD projects.
Quaker business history in the 20th Century, so as to seek lessons from it to apply in the 21st Century business world.
Factors which first enabled, and then drove Quaker commercial successes, and the relationship between these factors and Quaker beliefs.
The convenor of the research working group is Nicolas Burton - Senior Lecturer, Strategic Management and International Business, Northumbria University
Nicholas is an experienced strategist and ethicist with an interest in the role of Quakers in business. He is currently proposing three new PhDs:
- Quaker spirituality in a secular world of work.
- The Quaker Business Method: lessons for contemporary decision-making.
- Contemporary Quaker businesses – ethics of the past or the future?
The wider working group includes people from academia and the workplace who are interested in furthering knowledge into ethical business and its relationship to Quakerism. Profiles of the working group members can be found here.