You are cordially invited to present your paper at the 16th International Conference on Business Management (ICBM) to be held during 12-14 December 2019, at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. The theme of the conference is 'Transforming knowledge into action: Towards sustainable development in emerging economies.' The conference offers a comprehensive array of tracks: Entrepreneurship, HRM, Managing Sustainable Organizations, Supply Chain Management, Organization Studies, Ethical Organizations, Health Care Management, Spirituality and Management.
Call for papers: Spirituality and Management Track
The purpose of this Track is to introduce spirituality to management academics and corporate managers and create an awareness of the significance of integrating spirituality into management. Drawing upon various theistic and non-theistic traditions and thought-positions, this track negotiates a clear dialectic of emergent dimensions and models of Workplace Spirituality and Wellbeing. Weaving various strands of management, spirituality, religion, and positive psychology in a systematic manner, this conference track provides an in-depth and critical appraisal of a wide array of topics such as: spiritual, social, and emotional intelligence; mindfulness, meaning and purpose and fulfillment at work; various forms of positive leadership such as servant, values-based, authentic, spiritual leadership; servant-followership and corporate citizenship behavior; workplace spirituality and organizational performance.
Given the salutary impact upon our personal, societal and professional life as we grow spiritually, the significance of integrating spirituality into education, training and to workplaces is now widely recognized. Since the early 1990s, the number of courses on spirituality in universities and corporate training programs as well as the number of publications on spirituality have increased. Research-based publications have demonstrated the benefits of integrating spirituality into business organizations and workplaces with findings suggesting that integrating spirituality into the workplace enhances work performance, work satisfaction, productivity, quality, employee retention and finally, profits.
We believe that when knowledge is transformed into action, if the actor (individual/organization/corporation) is not equipped with spiritual knowledge/self knowledge, the action is likely to be self-centered, because the actor (individual/organization/corporation) is most likely to use this/her/its knowledge for his/her/its own benefits rather than the benefits of the wider society.
We invite conceptual and empirical papers examining spirituality and management in a wide variety of settings-business, education, healthcare, and other service industries. Possible questions to address can be antecedents and outcomes of spirituality within work environments, examining spirituality at the individual, team and organizational levels, fostering spirituality at work and suggesting innovative trends and future directions in Workplace Spirituality.
You may submit your paper on this link (by scrolling down at the bottom of the page):
https://www.monash.edu/business/icbm/call-for-papers If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Satinder Dhiman, also on behalf of Professor Ulluwishewa and Dr. Kumara