Spirituality and Business

Exploring Possibilities for a New Management Paradigm

  • Sharda S. Nandram
  • Margot Esther Borden

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Concepts of Spirituality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 16-16
    2. Sharda S. Nandram, Margot Esther Borden
      Pages 1-13
    3. Sharda S. Nandram
      Pages 17-32
    4. László Zsolnai
      Pages 87-90
  3. Personal Spirituality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 92-92
    2. Jutta König
      Pages 101-107
    3. Monique de Wit, Henry van Straten, Mandar Apte
      Pages 109-116
    4. Wim A. J. Keizer, Sharda S. Nandram
      Pages 129-140
    5. Margot Esther Borden, Prahlad Singh Shekhawat
      Pages 141-152
  4. Spirituality and Leadership

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 164-164
    2. Suzan Langenberg
      Pages 219-232
    3. Sharda S. Nandram, Jan Vos
      Pages 233-244
    4. Margot Esther Borden, Sharda S. Nandram
      Pages 245-248
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 249-263

About this book


The effects of globalization influence corporate life and entrepreneurial culture and the implications are felt, directly or indirectly, by every world citizen. This book examines our inevitable relationship with business and the drives behind the way we do business. In a nutshell: ‘me and mine’ or ‘thee and thine’. The former ends up in a cul-de-sac of individual and collective emptiness, alienation and self-destruction. The latter involves a transformation in the way we do business and leads to such benefits as collaboration, mutual enrichment and our livelihood being an integral part of our quest for a meaningful and fulfilling life. Spirituality is presented in this book as a possibility for providing a non-denominational inspiration and framework - both in theory and practice - for bringing about an inner transformation resulting in a new paradigm for business and management.


Business Ethics Corporate Social Responsibility Diversity Innovation Spirituality Sustainable Development business development ethics management organization strategy

Editors and affiliations

  • Sharda S. Nandram
    • 1
  • Margot Esther Borden
    • 2
  1. 1.Nyenrode Business UniversiteitBreukelenNetherlands
  2. 2.ParisFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-02660-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-02661-4
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