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Provides a pluralistic approach to spirituality and management
Balances Eastern (Hindu) and Western (Christian) management views and models
Gives advises to improve the ethical quality of organizations
The book - which was originally published by Kluwer in 2004 - is a collection of scholarly papers focusing on the role of spirituality and ethics in renewing the contemporary management praxis. The basic argument is that a more inclusive, holistic and peaceful approach to management is needed if business and political leaders are to uplift the environmentally degrading and socially disintegrating world of our age. The book uses diverse value-perspectives (Hindu, Catholic, Buddhist, and Humanist) and a variety of disciplines (philosophy, ethics, management studies, psychology, and organizational sciences) to extend traditional reflections on corporate purpose and focuses on a self-referential organizational-existential search for meaning, identity and success.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Aristotle - Authentic Care - Christian - Corporate Purpose - Deontology - Eastern Traditions - Elizabeth Anderson - Ethicality of Business Leaders - Ethicality of self - Express Theory Operational Action - Francisco Varela - Hindu - Holotropic Breathwork - Human Values - Humans Values in Organization - Leadership - Love and Compassion - Metaphysics of Management - Moral Agency - Moral Principles - Organizational Transformation - Perspectives - Psychedelic - Religions - Search for Meaning - Self-expression - Self-realization - Spiritual - Spiritual Economics - Spiritual Emergencies - Spiritual Experiences - Spirituality - Spirituality and Management - Spirituality in Management - Spirituality-based Leadership - Universal Source - Virtue Ethics - Western Traditions
Preface to the Second Edition.- Preface.- Acknowledgement.- Introduction - Spirituality and Management; Laszlo Zsolnai.- Part 1 Spirituality: East and West.- Spirituality as the Context for Leadership; Peter Pruzan.- Spirit-centered, Rajarshi Leadership; S.K. Chakraborty.- Spirituality and Economic Democracy; Luk Bouckaert.- Part 2 Philosophical Approaches.- The Ethical Producer; Robert Allinson.- Spiritual Motivation in Management; Alpár Losoncz.- Spirituality and Human Ecosystems; Imre Lazar.- Loyalty and the Sense of Place; Ole Fogh Kirkeby.- Learning and Spirituality; Kerry Cochrane.- Part 3 Integrating Spirituality and Management.- Beyond the Prose of Business; Wojciech W. Gasparski.- The Economy of Sharing; Tibor Héjj.- Spirituality as Faith in Relation to Management; Mike J. Thompson.- Organizational Transformation through Human Values; Yazdi Jehangir Bankwala.- Spiritual-Based Leadership; William Miller.- The Impact of Spirituality in Management; Josep M. Lozano and Raimon Ribera.- Conclusion - Taking Spirituality Seriously; Laszlo Zsolnai.- Notes on Contributors.- Index.