Ethical Leadership

Indian and European Spiritual Approaches

  • Madhumita Chatterji
  • László Zsolnai

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Madhumita Chatterji, László Zsolnai
      Pages 3-13
  3. Spirituality as an Inspiration for Leadership

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. László Zsolnai
      Pages 35-51
    3. Sharda Nandram, Ankur Joshi
      Pages 53-69
    4. V. Adinarayanan, V. Smrithi Rekha, D. G. Sooryanarayan
      Pages 71-84
    5. Asi Vasudeva Reddy, A. V. S. Kamesh
      Pages 107-124
    6. Rita Ghesquière
      Pages 153-168
  4. Ethical Leadership in Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Gabor Kovacs, Andras Ocsai
      Pages 171-189
    3. Madhumita Chatterji, Nitha Palakshappa
      Pages 215-238
    4. A. Lakshminarasimha
      Pages 239-254
    5. Manesh L. Shrikant, Jagdish R. Rattanani
      Pages 275-296
  5. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 311-311
    2. László Zsolnai, Madhumita Chatterji
      Pages 313-325
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 327-343

About this book


This original contribution to business ethics brings together chapters by leading European and Indian scholars and practitioners. Addressing issues of human values, ethics, spirituality and leadership in business the authors aim to create a dialogue and interchange between Indian and European cultural traditions. Topics include spiritual orientations to business in Hindu, Buddhist and Christian traditions; the effect of spirituality upon contemporary leadership theories; sustainable business models in India and Europe and a comparison between Indian and European philosophies of leadership. In exploring what India and Europe can offer to one another in the development of ethical business leadership, Ethical Leadership aims to demonstrate ways to achieve sustainability, peace and well-being.


dialogue management workplace decision-making philosophy

Editors and affiliations

  • Madhumita Chatterji
    • 1
  • László Zsolnai
    • 2
  1. 1.IFIM Business SchoolBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Business Ethics CenterCorvinus University of BudapestHungary

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