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Kirche, Geld und Seelenheil


  • Schmidtchen, Dieter


Die Kirchen in Deutschland werden in diesem Essay als Multiproduktunternehmen analysiert, die sich in einer Krise befinden: die Kunden laufen weg, die Kirchensteuereinnahmen sinken. Ausgehend von der Idee, daß das Heilsversprechen ein knappes Gut ist, wird eine Empfehlung an die Kirchen entwickelt, sich nicht in der Konkurrenz zu sozialen Diensten aufzureiben. Die Konzentration auf ihre Kernkompetenz - die Produktion des Heilsversprechens - dürfte sie aus ihrer problematischen Situation herausführen.

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  • Schmidtchen, Dieter, 1997. "Kirche, Geld und Seelenheil," CSLE Discussion Paper Series 97-12, Saarland University, CSLE - Center for the Study of Law and Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:zbw:csledp:9712

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    Economic Analysis of Religion; Multiproduct Enterprises; Core Competency;

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    • L21 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Business Objectives of the Firm


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