‘Growing the Pie’ in a Catholic Social Thought Perspective

Kyle Ballarta, Andrea Calef, Andrea Roncella

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This chapter aims at analyzing Edmans’ perspective on the role that public corporations should have in generating value for the society, presented in his book Grow the Pie: How Great Companies Deliver Both Purpose and Profit (Edmans, Grow the pie: how great companies deliver both purpose and profit. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2020). After summarizing his view, we provide a critical assessment through the lens of the Catholic Social Thought (CST), and one of its novel applications, i.e., Economy of Francesco (EoF) economic approach, proposing a novel way to reconcile the author’s view with CST’s approach.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRethinking Economics Starting from the Commons
Subtitle of host publicationTowards an Economics of Francesco
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-23324-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-23323-4
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2023

Publication series

NameContributions to Economics
ISSN (Print)1431-1933
ISSN (Electronic)2197-7178

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