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Journal of Management Development, vol. 29 no. 7/8
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ISSN: 0262-1711

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Journal of Management Development, vol. 30 no. 7/8
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ISSN: 0262-1711

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Journal of Management Development, vol. 31 no. 10
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Journal of Management Development, vol. 31 no. 9
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Publication date: 20 July 2010

Theodore Roosevelt Malloch

The aim of this paper is to show the connection between spiritual capital and practical wisdom with moral virtue as the link of both concepts.

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The aim of this paper is to show the connection between spiritual capital and practical wisdom with moral virtue as the link of both concepts.

Design/methodology/approach

The concept of spiritual capital will be explained using the well known concept of social capital and practical examples for virtues.

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Spiritual capital has an impact on business like other forms of capital.

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The paper discusses the development of the concept of spiritual capital.

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Journal of Management Development, vol. 29 no. 7/8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0262-1711

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Journal of Management Development, vol. 33 no. 8/9
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Publication date: 2 September 2014

Gullinee Mutakalin

The purpose of this paper is to critically evaluate consumer society through various perspectives. In addition, it applies Buddhist economics as an exemplary model which…

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The purpose of this paper is to critically evaluate consumer society through various perspectives. In addition, it applies Buddhist economics as an exemplary model which helps managing consumer society.

Design/methodology/approach

The study started by comparing and contrasting the management of consumption between Mainstream and Buddhist economic. In addition, various perspectives such as Marxian economics, Frankfurt School, sociology as well as social critics are added to comprehend consumer society. Finally, it proposed the practices of Buddhist economics as an exemplary model for managing consumer society.

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The study found that while Mainstream economics focusses on increasing the amount of goods and services, Buddhist economics focusses on converting the insatiable to satiable desires. There are two viewpoints of the interconnected spheres of consumption and production through the evolution of consumerism; a producer-led approach and a consumer-led approach. This polarization presents the debate in a very well-established tension between structure and agency.

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This paper proposed an exemplary model for managing consumer society by applying the dialectical relationship of both structure and agency.

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Journal of Management Development, vol. 33 no. 8/9
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ISSN: 0262-1711

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Publication date: 2 September 2014

Snehal Shah and Anil Sachdev

The purpose of this paper is to propose a theoretical model that leverages the practical wisdom of the Panch-Kosa framework of yogic philosophy to develop an awareness of…

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The purpose of this paper is to propose a theoretical model that leverages the practical wisdom of the Panch-Kosa framework of yogic philosophy to develop an awareness of spirituality in the organization. It also provides quasi-quantitative empirical evidence to demonstrate its potential application.

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A survey was designed and administered in four different organizations. Correlation, ANOVA and χ2 analysis were conducted to explore the applicability of the proposed framework.

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The results indicate that values, as reflected in the physical aspects of an organization such as its logo, symbols and organizational elements characterized as “practice of Fair Governance” and “HR Effectiveness”, influence employee-related outcomes. Further, the study found that when there is a perfect “alignment” between an organization's intent to honor values and its corresponding actions, employees perceive the highest levels of holistic engagement.

Research limitations/implications

This study has an implication on how to leverage practical wisdom from Hindu philosophy to enable individuals and organizations to transform to a higher level of consciousness.

Originality/value

The paper has ventured into an uncharted territory of integrating the yogic framework of Panch-Kosa to the organizational elements and has provided preliminary support for its applicability in organizations. Moreover, it operationalizes the notion of alignment between organization's value-centric strategy and actions and its impact on employee-related outcomes.

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Journal of Management Development, vol. 33 no. 8/9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0262-1711

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Journal of Management Development, vol. 33 no. 8/9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0262-1711

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Publication date: 2 September 2014

Laurens van den Muyzenberg

The purpose of this paper is to present selected Buddhist concepts that are useful to leaders of business and to those that want to increase the performance of their…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to present selected Buddhist concepts that are useful to leaders of business and to those that want to increase the performance of their businesses and of their organisations implementing practical wisdom from a Buddhist perspective.

Design/methodology/approach

The design is to present relevant Buddhist concepts and their application. The methodology used is to consider their logic and rationality, the experiences of Buddhist business leaders in Taiwan and Thailand, and my experience of explaining and applying the concepts. The approach is to present the concepts such a way that the reader can determine if these concept merit further study and trying them out.

Findings

Finding Buddhist wisdom concepts that can be applied to management development often require reformulation from the original texts. The original information is vast and requires selection to those concepts that can be readily understood by non-Buddhists.

Research limitations/implications

At a high level of abstraction core Buddhist concepts are the same but not in detail. In the paper two types of Buddhism have beeb referred to, Theravada and Tibetan traditions, and not for example Zen.

Practical implications

Special emphasis is placed on how to see to it that the values a company describes in its mission, values and business principles statements are practiced. There is always a gap between intentions and results. Where is the gap, how big is it, what can be done about it?

Social implications

Buddhism like all spiritual traditions aims to increase the well-being of all. Buddhist concepts can contribute to reduce conflicts and increase happiness by influencing healthy motivations and intentions, and strengthening self-discipline.

Originality/value

The Buddhist wisdom concepts have been selected together with the scholarly monk Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, with profound knowledge of Tibetan Buddhism and with the scholarly monk and abbot of the Nyanavesakavan temple, P.A. Payutto, one of the most brilliant Buddhist scholars in the Thai Buddhist history.

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