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Spirituality in Management

Insights from India

  • Sushanta Kumar Mishra
  • Arup Varma

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Indian Management book series (PAIM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Sushanta Kumar Mishra, Arup Varma
    Pages 1-6
  3. The Evolution and Characteristics of Workplace Spirituality

  4. Empirical Evidence of Workplace Spirituality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Animesh Bahadur, Kunal Kamal Kumar
      Pages 97-115
    3. Rajesh Premchandran, Pushpendra Priyadarshi
      Pages 117-137
  5. Predictors of Workplace Spirituality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Arti Sharma, Himanshu Sharma
      Pages 141-152
    3. Rupa Rathee, Vandana Sharma
      Pages 153-168
  6. Critical Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Vivek Khanna, Prabhjot Dutta Khanna
      Pages 179-193
    3. Arup Varma, Sushanta Kumar Mishra
      Pages 195-200
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 201-203

About this book


With spirituality being brought to the fore of management and organisation studies, this timely collection takes a closer look at the relationship between religion and work in India. Bringing together experts from various backgrounds, this book provides a comprehensive review of the topic, addressing its key underpinnings and complexities. Spirituality in Management is divided into four sections, covering the evolution of workplace spirituality, its causes, characteristics and outcomes, and culminating in a critical analysis. A thought-provoking read for scholars, students and policy-makers, this book provides an Indian perspective on managing spirituality at work, and offers insights into successful organisational practice.


Well-being Mindfulness Employee engagement Leadership CSR Organization workplace spirituality religion

Editors and affiliations

  • Sushanta Kumar Mishra
    • 1
  • Arup Varma
    • 2
  1. 1.Indian Institute of Management IndoreIndoreIndia
  2. 2.Quinlan School of BusinessLoyola University ChicagoChicagoUSA

About the editors

Sushanta Kumar Mishra is Professor of Management and the Chairperson of the PhD programme at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore, in India. His research focuses on individual behaviour in organisations and has been published in several leading journals including Human Resource Management and the Journal of World Business.

Arup Varma is Professor of Management at the Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University Chicago, in the USA.  His research focuses on performance appraisal and expatriate adjustment issues. A co-editor of five books, he has published widely in leading journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Applied Psychology, and Human Resource Management Review

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Spirituality in Management
  • Book Subtitle Insights from India
  • Editors Sushanta Kumar Mishra
    Arup Varma
  • Series Title Palgrave Studies in Indian Management
  • Series Abbreviated Title Palgrave Studies in Indian Management
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-13983-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-13986-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-13984-1
  • Series ISSN 2662-1126
  • Series E-ISSN 2662-1134
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 203
  • Number of Illustrations 12 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Faith, Spirituality and Business
    Asian Business
    Human Resource Management
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