Tribal Wisdom for Business Ethics

Grace Ann Rosile
New Mexico State University, USA

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11 Nov 2016
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
288 pages - 152 x 229 x 12mm


Long before Columbus, American Indians had trading routes all across the Americas. How did they maintain this extensive network of trading relationships through the centuries? In this ground-breaking book, leading native and non-native scholars present a fascinating view of American Indian tribal values and indigenous cultures. This 'Tribal Wisdom' offers an ethic of business practice that is relationship-based and community-oriented, fostering a harmonious web of life which includes the natural environment. Many of these traditions have shaped daily conduct in business and personal life among Native Americans for centuries and today the wider business world could find use from relating these tribal values to both ethics and sustainability. Indigenous values incorporate a world-view which recognizes that the natural environment is alive and living a life as important as, and also essential to, human well-being. This indigenous sense of "relationship" begins with the relationship between humans and the natural environment, and then extends to the relationships between and among people. For this reason, indigenous American Indian values embody the very essence of sustainability.
PART I: WISDOM OF THE ELDERS 1. Eight Aspects of Tribal Wisdom for Business Ethics, and Why They Matter - Grace Ann Rosile with cases by Carma M. Claw 2. Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Quantum Science for Business Ethics - Donald D. Pepion 3. Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Business Sustainability - Lisa Grayshield 4. Indigenous Science for Business Ethics and the Environment - Gregory Cajete with cases by Grace Ann Rosile 5. Business Ethics Overview and Current Trends - Grace Ann Rosile with cases by Mabel Sanchez PART II: STORYTELLING AND INDIGENOUS PEDAGOGIES FOR BUSINESS ETHICS 6. A Coyote Story for Business Ethics Pedagogy - Gregory Cajete 7. But that’s Not a Story! Antenarrative Dialectics Between and Beneath Indigenous Living Story and Western Narratives – David M. Boje 8. So, What Does it Mean? Mysterious Practices of Indigenous Storytellers - Grace Ann Rosile PART III: TRADE, BARTER, AND ETHICAL BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS 9. Ethical Business Practices in Dardan Enterprises - Daniel Stewart 10. Native American Values Applied to Leadership and Business Ethics Education - Amy Klemm Verbos, Deanna M. Kennedy and Carma M. Claw 11. Early North American Trading Practice and Philosophy - Calvin M. Boardman 12. Power Stories and Mutually Beneficial Negotiations: Fostering Ensemble Leadership - Grace Ann Rosile 13. Native American Entrepreneurship: Locating Your Business - Daniel Stewart and Vincent J. Pascal PART IV: BUSINESS ETHICS EDUCATION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT 14. Remember to Remember: The Alameda Transit Station - Grace Ann Rosile 15. Critique of the Triple Bottom Line - David M. Boje 16. Songs of the Pika and Others at the Bighorn Medicine Wheel - Gerri Elise McCulloh 17. The Trees are Breathing Us: An Indigenous View of Relationship in Nature and Business - Kaylynn Sullivan TwoTrees and Matthew Kolan CONCLUSION: RESPONSES OF THE NON-INDIGENOUS BUSINESS WORLD TO INDIGENOUS INITIATIVES 18. Weaving IWOK into the Storying of Business, Ethics, and the Busy-Ness of Being Human - Maria Humphries 19. Tribal Wisdom in Today’s Business Environment - Grace Ann Rosile Epilogue: What Does It Mean?
Grace Ann Rosile, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA
Material gathered here stems from the conference on “Tribal Wisdom for Business Ethics.” Contributors are from New Mexico, Utah, Washington State, Wisconsin, Vermont, and one from New Zealand. The rely on eight aspects of Native American tribal traditions, such as gifting, egalitarianism, and barter, to create a framework for ethical business practices in today’s world. Offering case boxes, summary charts, quote boxes, and many examples of real businesses, the book can be used in business classrooms and in workshops for practitioners in any culture and any sized business. The first part of the book reviews indigenous ways of knowing and shows how they can be applied to business ethics and business sustainability. Later sections give details on storytelling and indigenous pedagogies for business ethics, trade and barter, and education in business ethics in partnership with the natural environment. The last part of the book considers responses of the non-indigenous business world to indigenous initiatives. Editor Grace Ann Roslie (management, New Mexico State University) helped create a 2012 film of the same title: Tribal Wisdom for Business Ethics. Distributed in North America by Turpin Distribution.

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