Spirituality and Ethics in Management

  • Laszlo Zsolnai

Part of the Issues in Business Ethics book series (IBET, volume 19)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Spirituality: East and West

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. S.K. Chakraborty
      Pages 23-39
    3. Luk Bouckaert
      Pages 41-49
  3. Philosophical Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Robert Allinson
      Pages 53-73
    3. Alpár Losoncz
      Pages 75-94
    4. Imre Lázár
      Pages 95-105
    5. Ole Fogh Kirkeby
      Pages 107-115
    6. Kerry Cochrane
      Pages 117-129
  4. Integrating Spirituality and Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Wojciech W. Gasparski
      Pages 133-150
    3. Tibor Héjj
      Pages 151-161
    4. Mike J. Thompson
      Pages 163-170
    5. Yazdi Jehangir Bankwala
      Pages 171-179
    6. William C. Miller
      Pages 181-187
    7. Raimon Ribera, Josep M. Lozano
      Pages 189-201
  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Laszlo Zsolnai
      Pages 205-215
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 217-227

About this book


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.


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

Editors and affiliations

  • Laszlo Zsolnai
    • 1
  1. 1.Business Ethics CenterCorvinus University of BudapestBudapestHungary

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