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Spirituality And Creativity In Management: Challenges For The Future - World Congress

ESADE Business School, ABIS’ founding partner, is hosting the World Congress on “Spirituality and Creativity in Management: Challenges for the future” in Barcelona on 23 – 25 April 2015.

This first World Congress encompasses the 4th IAMSR Conference on Management and Spirituality, of which the three previous editions were held in Vienna (Austria), Bangalore (India) and Lourdes (France).

ESADE’s primary goals are to bring spirituality (aided and/or fuelled by creativity) to the forefront of management research and practice, and to create a meaningful and inspiring experience for all attendees.

The congress is general in scope. In order to foster greater depth of discussion, the presentations will be organised in various themes that will feature, among others, world-renowned speakers, a global Senior Executive panel and delivery of academic papers.

The Congress will be two and a half days long. A ‘meet the editor’ session with our media panel, along with opportunities for spiritual practices and social engagements that embody the theme will be part of the programme and both a Doctoral Workshop and practice-oriented Professional Development Workshops (PDW) will be part of the Congress.

It is only fitting that the Congress is held in Barcelona and begins on April 23rd. Barcelona is a thriving city, rated as the fourth-most creative after San Francisco, London, and New York. Furthermore, April 23rd is a special holiday in Catalonia, Spain called “St. George’s Day” (Sant Jordi (Catalan)), celebrating the patron-saint of the Catalans. On this day men traditionally present their female relatives with roses, and relatives and lovers present each other with books. Many book and rose markets are set up all over town where cultural events, such as book signings and readings, are taking place, which give this day a very inspiring and festive feel.

ESADE invites papers submissions and professional development workshop (PDW) proposals that contribute to advancing knowledge creation and professional practice in the multiple dimensions of spirituality and creativity in management from academic, practical, artistic, cultural and/or psychological points of view. ESADE encourages submissions from management scholars, leadership scholars, psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists, religious scholars, artists, creativity and innovation scholars, philosophers, organizational leaders, and consultants who wish to bring rigor and relevance to this important and rapidly growing field.

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