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Max Weber's Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism remains a seminal text for social theory and economic and social history. Weber suggests a general relationship between religious belief and economic action. We argue that only by examining the practices of individuals and institutions can we adequately address Weber's question. Specifically, we re-examine the role of the confessional diary and Church governance practices as forms of accountability. Accountability practices were central to Scottish Presbyterian churches and made an important contribution to the development of managerial capitalism. This article is both a response to and a development of Sam McKinstry and Y.Y. Ding's micro-history of Charles Cowan and the business practices of his family's papermaking firm.
Author(s): McKinlay A, Mutch A
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Business History
Print publication date: 01/01/2015
Online publication date: 27/02/2015
Acceptance date: 01/01/1900
ISSN (print): 0007-6791
ISSN (electronic): 1743-7938
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