See this online text:
- “The Virtue of Courage in Entrepreneurship: Engaging the Catholic Social Tradition and the Life-Cycle of the Business”, by Michael J. Naughton and Jeffrey R. Cornwall, Business Ethics Quarterly, Vol. 16, No. 1 (January 2006), pp. 69-93 (Business Ethics Quarterly © 2006 Cambridge University Press). May be read online at JSTOR (requires registration, and one may register with a Google account).
See also these related texts:
- “Business and the Common Good in the Catholic Social Tradition”, by Robert G. Kennedy, Villanova Journal of Law and Investment Management, Volume 4, Issue 1 (2002): pp. 29-50. Available in pdf format on this page of the Villanova School of Law Repository.
- “The Business of Business is the Human Person: Lessons from the CatholicSocial Tradition”, by Lloyd Sandelands, Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 85, No. 1 (February 2009): pp. 93-101. Available in pdf format at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, and at ResearchGate (uploaded by Lloyd Sandelands).
- “Rethinking How Business Purpose is Taught in Catholic Business Education”, by Lyman Johnson, Michael Naughton, and William Stanley Bojan, Jr., Journal of Catholic Higher Education, Vol. 32, No. 1 (Winter 2013): pp. 59-81. Washington & Lee Public Legal Studies Research Paper Series 2013-19, and University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper Series – Research Paper No. XXXXXX. Available in pdf format Pepperdine Caruso School of Law and at SSRN.
On the secular observance of World Entrepreneurs’ Day. For other texts and ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title), the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject), the List of Worth-It Catholic Books & eBooks, and the main page of the Catholic eBooks Project.
“[M]any goods… require the cooperation of many people in working towards a common goal… [T]he role of disciplined and creative human work and… initiative and entrepreneurial ability becomes increasingly evident and decisive… Important virtues are involved in this process, such as diligence, industriousness, prudence in undertaking reasonable risks, reliability and fidelity in interpersonal relationships, as well as courage in carrying out decisions which are difficult and painful but necessary, both for the overall working of a business and in meeting possible setbacks.” (Saint John Paul the Great, Encyclical “Centesimus Annus”)