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Centre for Positive Scholarship for Organizational Sustainability

The changing business environment, economic uncertainties and economic meltdown have brought about plethora of unprecedented challenges before industry and organisations across the globe in recent years affecting individual well-being and organisational sustainability and virtuousness. This has provided impetus to establish a Centre for Positive Scholarship for Organisational Sustainability. Research work of the centre has been acknowledged by United Nations' PRME initiative, International Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organisations,USA; Humanistic Management Network and a project supported by World Health Organisation and Ministry of Health.

The centre focuses on unexplored and under researched fields of positive scholarship, humanistic management, spirituality and well-being, and responsible management. The goals of the center are i) Knowledge Generation through research, ii) Knowledge Dissemination teaching and publication and iii) Knowledge Utilization through management development and consulting.

Objectives of the Center

  • To conduct research on emerging areas of positive scholarship, sustainability and related themes
  • To develop awareness through participation in seminars / symposia / conferences
  • To disseminate research findings through journal papers / books / book chapters / case studies on the themes
  • To design and deliver management development programmes / workshops
  • To collaborate on knowledge generation, dissemination and promotion of positive scholarship and responsible management nationally and internationally.

Focus Areas

  • Humanistic Management/Dignity
  • Values/Spirituality
  • Emotional/Social intelligence
  • Responsible Management/Leadership typologies
  • Well-being & Sustainability


  • Sharma, Radha R.; Csuri, Merrill; Ogunyemi, Kemi (Eds.) (2017) Managing for Responsibility: A Sourcebook for an Alternative Paradigm, Business Expert Press, USA. (Included in UN PRME book Collection)
  • Sharma, Radha R. & Cooper, Cary (Univ. of Manchester) (2017) Executive Burnout: Concept, Models and Eastern & Western Approaches for its Mitigation, Emerald Publishing, UK.
  • Sharma, Radha R. & Vallabh, Priyanka (Eds). (2016) Strengthening Values & Ethics for Sustainable Growth Excel Publishers, 2016.
  • Sharma, Radha R. Change Management and Organisational Transformation, McGraw-Hill Education, 2012.
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Select Research Publications/ conference papers

Sharma, Radha R. (2017). The New Paradigm: The Competency Model for Management Education in Managing for Responsibility: Sourcebook for an Alternative Paradigm, Business Expert Press, USA, pp. 1-10.

Sharma, Radha R. and Sharma, N.P. (2015) Opening the Gender Diversity Black Box: Causality of Perceived Gender Equity and Locus of Control and Mediation of Work Engagement in Employee Well-Being, Frontiers in Psychology. 6:1371. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01371.

Pardasani, R.; Sharma, Radha, R.; Biswas, S. (2016) Resonant Leadership as an Enabler of Positivity in the Organizations presented at 76th Annual Academy of Management conference, Anaheim, USA, August 6-9, 2016.

Sonam Chawla , Radha R. Sharma. (2016) How women traverse an upward journey in Indian industry: multiple case studies, Gender in Management: An International Journal, Vol. 31 (3) 181 - 206.

Sharma, Radha R. (2016) Gender Equity for Sustainable Business Growth presented in Business Sustainability and Responsibility Reporting Summit, PHDCC, New Delhi, June 24-25.

Sharma, Radha R. (2016) Organiser and Presenter in PDW on Creating meaningful organizations: role of values, spirituality, mindfulness and leadership during 76th Annual Academy of Management conference, Anaheim, August 6-9.

Pardasani, R.; Sharma, Radha R. & Bindlish P. (2014). Facilitating Workplace Spirituality: Lessons from Indian Spiritual Traditions, Journal of Management Development, Emerald10/2014; 33(8/9):847-859.

Panda, Abinash & Gupta, R. (2016). Methodological Approach and Challenges in Studying Indian Culture. In A.Malik & V. Pereira (Eds.) Indian Culture and Work Organizations in Transition, Chapter 11

Vallabh, Priyanka. (2016) Leaders as champions for organizational transformation” Ed. Judith Neal: Springer

Sharma, Radha R. & Pardasani, R. (2015) Management of Religious Diversity by Organizations in India. In Stefan Groschl & Regine Bendl. (2015) Managing Religious Diversity at the Workplace, 223-238.  Gower, UK. ISBN: 9781472441065

Sharma, Radha R & Pardasani, R. (2016) Humanistic Leadership with Spiritual Foundation: A case study of Swami Vivekananda presented during National conference on Strengthening Values & Ethics for Sustainable Growth, Sept. 22-23, MDI Gurgaon


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