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The Spiritual Challenge in Management:
What is to be Done?

Inauguration: 8 January 2012 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Venue: Management Development Center (MDC) Classroom

Our second international conference was held in Bangalore, India in January 2012, organised by Prof. Ramnath Narayanswamy and his team at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.  In line with our conference philosophy, our aim was to be informed and inspired by the context in which the conference takes place (the history of Indian gurus and their relevance to management and organising took centre stage). We were privileged to meet several leading spiritual leaders who visited us at the conference including Srimad Sai Rajarajeshwari (Amma Divine Mother) and Yogi Ashwini. Over 60 participants from all over the world took place in this exciting event.


The Spiritual Challenge in Management:
What is to be Done?

Day 1: Monday, January 9, 2012

06:30-07:30 Maha Ganapathy Homam in the Management Development Center
(All are welcome to attend)
07:30-08:20 Breakfast

08:20 -09:20 Opening session Chair: Ramnath Narayanswamy (IIM Bangalore)
Venue: Auditorium
Vedic Invocation and Lighting of the Lamp -Jayaram Sastrigal and his Team
Introduction to the Conference – Professor Ramnath Narayanswamy
Welcome by Professor Pankaj Chandra, Director, IIMBangalore
Address by Yogi Ashwini of the Dhyan Foundation
Introduction to the day – Professor Yochanan Altman

9:30 – 10:20 Session 1 Chair: Yochanan Altman (Bordeaux)
Venue: Auditorium

David A. Schwerin (Suzhou University of Science & Technology – Tianjin Normal University, China) Enlightened Business Leadership in an Interconnected World
Sandra K. Kauanui (Florida Gulf Coast University,USA) and Cynthia L. Sherman (Claremont Graduate University,USA), K. D. Thomas, K. Perkins, & A. Rubens The Spiritual Entrepreneur
Alka Singh Bhatt (Amity University) Spirituality in the Workplace: Soul at Work

10:30 – 11:20 Session 2 Chair: Wolfgang Myerhofer (W-U Wien)
Venue: Auditorium

Lidia Hernández López (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), with Pablo Zoghbi Manrique de Lara, & Petra De Saá-Pérez Spiritual Values in the Practice ofa University: The Case of ULPGC
S. Rajasingh (Alpha College of Engineering, Chennai)
Challenges of Spiritual Conviction on Academic Leadership
Evelina Wahlqvist and Sanne Aronsson (University Of Gothenberg, Sweden) Personal Sustainability

11:30 – 11:45 Break for Tea /Coffee

11:50 – 13:15 Session 3a Chair: Sandra Kauanui (Florida Gulf Coast University)
Venue: Auditorium

Anne Gombault (BEM-Bordeaux Management School, France)
Spirituality in Tourism: A Quest for Existential Authenticity
Emma Bell (Exeter Business School, UK) with John Cullen (National University of Ireland) & Scott Taylor (Exeter Business School, UK) Sustainability and the Spiritual Work Ethic
J.K.Sharma (Jagsonpal Pharmaceuticals Limited) The Role of Spiritual Leadership and Workplace Spirituality in Better Organizational Performance: An Improvement overan Existing Construct
Queralt Prat-i-Pubill and Josep Maria Lozano ((ESADE Business School, Spain)
Shattering an Illusory “House”. The Radical Contribution from SMR toHappiness Research

11:50 – 13:15 Parallel Session 3b: Chair: Professor Peter Pruzan (Copenhagen Business School)
Venue: Central Pergola

Devendra Chowdary (Infosys)
Practical Approaches to Embedding Spirituality in Management Education
Ashish Pandey (Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai)
Learning in Teams: The Impact of Spiritual Climate
Manokaran (Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai) An analysis of Organizational Stress and Academic Stress with the help of Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution method
Febin Ismail (Dept. of Management Studies, Alpha College of Engineering, Chennai)
Psychology of Well-Being and Human Factor
Gaurav Gupta (Punjab University) Role of Mythology in Indian Corporate Culture

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch

14:40 – 15:50 Session 4 Chair: Yochanan Altman (Bordeaux)
Venue: Auditorium

Mary McBride (Pratt Institute of Design, USA), with Richard P. Green, Denise C. Tahara, & Giselle Carr Engaging the Spirit of Enterprise: Life-Centered Leadership Development
Ramnath Narayanswamy (IIM, Bangalore)
Education and Knowledge in the Search for Self Revelation
Henk Ven der Heide (Nyenrode University, The Netherlands)
An Integral Approach to Network-Centric Innovation
Mary McBride (Pratt Institute of Design, USA) Living Life as if it Mattered

16:00 – 17:00 Discussion groups on the five ‘paper groups’ of the day (an opportunity to continue and deepen the discussions of the day. Each ‘paper group’ will have its own round-table)
Venue: Open air Auditorium (behind the main Auditorium)

17:00 Keynote Speaker. Chair: Ramnath Narayanswamy (IIM Bangalore)
Peter Pruzan (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark) Towards the Wellspring: A Professor’s Transformative Path from Rationality via Morality to Spirituality

17:20 Reflections on the day: W. Mayrhofer (W-U Vienna)
Venue: Auditorium
Close: 17:30

19:00 Evening Performance: Bharat Natyam Dance Performance by Rukmini Vijaykumar
Venue: Auditorium

Dinner: 20:30

Day 2: Monday, January 10, 2012

07:00 – 07:30 (Experiential Session) Anurag Chhabra (IBM, India)
Bhutshuddhikriya: Yogic Tool to Develop Art of Positive Thinking
Venue: Yoga Room (Management Development Center)

07:30-08:20 Breakfast

08:30: Blessing the day by Father Mathew Chandrankunnel
08:45 Introduction to the day (Professor Ulla Johansson)
Venue: Auditorium

09:00 – 09:50 Session 5 Chair: Ulla Johansson (University of Gothenburg)
Venue: Auditorium

Blandine Vanderlinden and Pierre Dupriez ((ICHEC Brussels Management School, Belgium) Spirituality, Paradigm & Transcendence; Researching Management Spirituality
Katalin Illes (Anglia Ruskin University, UK)
Connecting Rationality and Spirituality in Business Education
Priya Baguant (University of Mauritius, Mauritius)
The Way Forward – The Impact of Wellness Program at MBA level

10:00 – 10:30
Address by Her Holiness Srimad Sai Rajarajeshwari Amma

10:30 -10:45: Break for Tea /Coffee

10:50 – 11:50 Session 6 Chair: Professor Chetan Subramanian (IIM Bangalore)
Venue: Auditorium

Aggi Anand (Institute of Management, Kerala) Along the Path of Practical Vedanta towards Organisational Transformation – Expedition to A Spiritually Enlightened Workplace
Guda Surya Prakash Rao (Osmania University, Hyderabad) Can A Corporate Leader Achieve Partial or Total Enlightenment? What Is To Be Done? – An Empirical Study
Nandini Shekhar (Christ University, Bangalore)
Business Management and Spiritual Evolution: A Journey from Work to Worship

12:00 – 12:50 Session 7 Chair: Ramnath Narayanswamy (IIM Bangalore)

Melanie HF Rogers with Janice E. Jones (University of Huddersfield, UK)
Spirituality in Healthcare: An Inter Disciplinary Evaluation
M. Goel (Kurukshetra University) Relevance of Bhagavad Gita for Modern Management Education
D. Chattopadhyay (Globsyn Business School, Kolkata) Impact of Spirituality Aspect of Leadership on Spiritual Climate of the Teams and Its Plausible Linkages with Corporate Governance

13:00 – 14:15 Lunch Break

14:30 – 15:40 Session 8a Chair: Professor G. Sabarinathan, IIM Bangalore
Venue: Auditorium

Marie-Thérèse Claes (Louvain School of Management, Belgium)
Transgender Attitudes at the Workplace inThailand In Reference To Buddhism
Christina Schwabenland (University of Bedfordshire, UK) Form and Function: The Relationship of Values and Practices In Voluntary Organisations Working Across Divided Communities
Susan Furness (Strategic Solutions, Dubai)
No Alien: A Woman’s Journey in the Gulf, Over Three Decades
JM Sampath, (Arpitha Associates, Bangalore) Why is Spirituality Important?

14:30 – 15:40 Parallel Session 8b Chair: Professor Vasanthi Srinivasan (IIM Bangalore)
Location: Central Pergola

Subhash Sharma (Indian Business Academy, Bangalore) From Science in Management (SIM) to Spirituality in Management (SIM): Towards Management by Higher Consciousness
Pranjali Madhur (Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune)
Spirituality at Workplace-Key to Success
K.S. Raghuveer (GITAM Institute of Management, VIZAG) Spirituality and the Environment
SimanchalMohanty (TASMAC, Kolkata) The Spiritually Enlightened Workplace
RashiTaggar (Mata Vaishno Devi University, Kakryal)
Impact of Happiness and Spirituality at Work Place: An Empirical Study

15:45 – 16:00 Afternoon Break

16:00 – 17:00 Discussion groups on the five ‘paper groups’ of the day (an opportunity to continue and deepen the discussions of the day. Each ‘paper group’ will have its own round-table)
Venue: Open air auditorium (behind the main Auditorium)

17:10 Reflections on the day (Sandra Kauanui, Florida Gulf Coast University, USA)
Venue: Auditorium

17:20 Close

19:00 Evening performance: Swaralaya (Please be seated by 18:55 pm)
Venue: Auditorium

Dinner: 20:30

Day 3: Monday, January 11, 2012

07:00 – 07:30 Experiential Session Anurag Chhabra (IBM India) Bhutshuddhikriya: Yogic Tool to Develop Art of Positive Thinking
Venue: Yoga Room (Management Development Center)

08:30: Invocations from the Holy Koran
08:40: Introduction to the day (Professor Yochanan Altman)
08:45: Address by Sri Shakti Narayani Amma
Venue: Auditorium

09:00 – 09:30 Keynote Speaker. Chair: Ramnath Narayanswamy (IIM Bangalore)
Venue: Auditorium
Rajiv Malhotra (University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth) Being Different

09:30:10:20 Session 9 Chair: Professor Srinivasan Rangan (IIM Bangalore)
Venue: Auditorium

Devendra Kumar Dwivedi (University Of Allahabad) Managing Spiritual Sustainability and Mind Management: Steps towards Revelation for Becoming Excellent Professional
M. Srividya and N.S. Vijayalakshmi (Mangalore) Practical Approaches to Embedding Spirituality in Management Education
Kalpana Sampath (Arpitha Associates) The Path to Inner Consciousness through Kriya

10:30 – 11:20 Session 10 Chair: Professor Mary McBride (Pratt School of Design)
Venue: Auditorium

Simon Robinson (Leeds Metropolitan University) Spirituality and Responsibility in Business
Ananda das Gupta (Indian Institute of Plantation Management, Bangalore)
The Role of Mythology in Indian Corporate Culture
Rangan Srinivasan (IIM-Bangalore) On Developing Holistic Education: Empirical Study and Recommendation

11:30 – 11:45: Break for Tea/Coffee

11:50-13:10 Session 11a Chair: Dr David Schwerin (Suzhou University of Science and Technology – Tianjin Normal University, China)
Venue: Auditorium

Debaprasad Chattopadhyay (Glosbyn Business School)
Impact of Spiritual Leadership on Governance
Shradha Kanwar (NIIT University) It All Begins With ‘I’
Wendy Appel (Confluence Consulting, Majorca)
An Inside Out Leader’s Story: Coaching with the Enneagram
K P Suresh (Bangalore) Greed, Sustainability and Education

11:50 – 13:10 Parallel Session 11b Chair: Professor Srinivas Prakhya IIM Bangalore
Venue: Central Pergola

Ravulaparthy Ramarao (VignanaJyothi Institute of Management (VJIM), Hyderabad)
Spirituality – A Solution Path for Management Challenges from Multiple Manifestations of ‘I’
A. Ramesh (VignanaJyothi Institute of Management, Hyderabad)
Embedding Spirituality for Professionals – A Study Using Movies as Pedagogy
M D Santhosh (City Project Officer, KSDMA, Kerala)
SreeNarayanaguru’s perspectives on Business and society: CSR curricula in Business school?
Ankit Kumar Patidar with Anand Singh Rajawat (Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh)
Organization Performance Improvement through Yoga

13:15 – 14:15 Lunch Break

14:20 – 15:30 Session 12a Chair: Professor JM Sampath
Venue: Auditorium

Malay Biswas (Indian Institute of Management, Rohtak) New Agenda for HR Practitioners: Deriving From the Recent Advancement of Positive Organization Behavior Research
Krishnamurthy Prabhakar (Velammal Engineering College) Measuring Values: An Empirical Study and Application to Business Process Outsourcing Employees
MyriamMaestroni (Economie d’Energie, Paris) The Economy of Economizing
Natasha Kalra (Jain University, Bangalore) Contemporary Spirituality

14:20 – 15:30 Session 12b Chair: Professor Wolfgang Mayrhofer (W-U, Vienna)
Venue: Central Pergola

Seema Gupta (UGC), (Babu Banarasi Das University, Lucknow)
Spirituality: The Missing Link in Management Education
G Kunnath & Joseph George (Leadership Consultant, Bangalore)
Spiritual Intelligence in Emerging Leadership
Christian Appelt (SKF Group, Gothenburg, Sweden) Balance, the happy way of why! – Do you have balance in life? Are you most of the time happy? Why is that?
Usha C.Rani (Hyderabad) Quest for Happiness-Needing Model VS Giving Model

15:45 – 16:45 discussion groups on the six ‘paper groups’ of the day (an opportunity to continue and deepen the discussions of the day. Each ‘paper group’ will have its own round-table)
Venue: Open air auditorium (behind the main Auditorium)

Introducing 3rd JMSR/AMSR conference in Lourdes, France

17:00 – 17:10 Anne Gombault (BEM) introducing our 3rd conference in Lourdes, France, May 2013
Venue: Auditorium

17:10 – 17:30 Ramnath Narayanaswamy and Yochanan Altman: Final Reflections
17:30 Close

Dinner: 20:30