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.
Part 1 Introduction.- Questions and Themes in Ethics and Leadership (Madhumita Chatterji and Laszlo Zsolnai).- Part 2 Spirituality as an Inspiration for Leadership.- Why We Need a Spiritual-Based Theory of Leadership? (Luk Bouckaert).- Responsible Leadership and Reasonable Action (Laszlo Zsolnai).- An Ethics of Care Induced from Kautilya’s Wisdom (Sharda Nandram and Ankur Joshi).- A Multidimensional View of Leadership from an Indian Perspective (V. Adinarayanan, V. Smrithi Rekha and D.G Sooryanarayan).- Indian Spiritual Traditions As Inspiration for Ethical Leadership and Management in Europe (Gerrit De Vylder and Hendrik Opdebeeck).- Integrating Servant Leadership and Ethical Leadership (Asi Vasudeva Reddy and AVS Kamesh).- Spiritual-Based Leadership from the Perspective of the Bhagavad Gita (C. Suriyaprakash).- Literature as a Mirror for Leadership (Rita Ghesquière).- Part 3 Ethical Leadership in Practice.- Mindfulness and Non-Violence in Business (Gabor Kovacs and Andras Ocsai).- Spiritual-based Entrepreneurship: Hindu and Christian Examples (Katalin Illes).- Going Beyond Profit – A Case Study of the CSR Initiative of Titan, Tata Group (Madhumita Chatterji and Nitha Palakshappa).- Spirituality and Effectiveness in Today’s Workplace (Lakshminarasimha).- Spirituality at the Bottom of the Pyramid (Arun Raste).- Eco-Spirituality and Regenerative Entrepreneurship (Nel Hofstra).- Time for Business Schools to Teach Spirituality (M. L. Shrikant and Jagdish R. Rattanani).- Alternative Learning: A Voyage for Future Leadership (Sanjoy Mukherjee).- Part 4 Conclusions.- Lessons for the Future for India and Europe (Laszlo Zsolnai and Madhumita Chatterji).- Appendix.- Hindu Terms and Concepts.- Index.
Madhumita Chatterji is Director of the IFIM Business School in Bangalore, India where she is also a professor. Dr Chatterji has over 20 years of experience in teaching and research. Her current interests include ethics, corporate social responsibility, and cross cultural management.
László Zsolnai is Director of the Business Ethics Center at the Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary where he is also a professor. He is President of the European SPES Institute in Leuven and a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts in London. His latest publications include The Palgrave Handbook of Spirituality and Business.