This paper was presented at the
National Seminar on
Indian Psychology: Theories and Models

SVYASA, Bangalore,
December 26 - 28, 2007


Spirituality in management: a synthesis of contemporary and traditional thoughts and agenda for research

Ashish Pandey — IIM, Gurgaon


This presentation is based on a study aimed to conceptualize spirituality in management based on the synthesis of both, traditional and contemporary thoughts. To understand the conceptual underpinning of spiritual aspects of human self, the study covered the contemporary thoughts of humanistic psychology, human wellness and traditional thoughts from Indian ancient wisdom. Conceptual convergence is identified in the mainstream ‘spirituality in management’ literature in the form of three strands; harmony with self, harmony in the work environment and experience or belief in the transcendence. The presentation will incorporate a detailed agenda for future research in the field of spirituality in management.

Key word: Spirituality, management, integration, research agenda

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