Seeing A Buddhist Doing Business: An Interview with Sudhamek AWS

Yulianti Yulianti* -  Institute for History, Universiteit Leiden and Universitas Gadjah Mada, Netherlands

This paper discusses an interview with Sudhamek AWS, a well-known Buddhist businessman in Indonesia. Through this interview, the author of this article confidently examines how Sudhamek negotiated the practices of Buddhism and business. The author has conducted a structured interview with Sudhamek directly. Having conducting an interview, the author argues that as a businessman, Sudhamek is not just a businessperson but he is a Buddhist who tries to put his understanding of religion into practice especially related to his way of life. This interview has a salient contribution for opening portray of business values in Indonesian businessman world today.


Keywords: business, spiritual economics, Buddhism ethics

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