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Business Spirituality The inner sense of entrepreneurs


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  • Nandram, S.S.

    (Nyenrode Business Universiteit)

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    The term spirituality is becoming more common as a field of interest for the business community. There are several conceptual definitions available without empirical basic. In this study definitions are presented based on a qualitative study amongst entrepreneurs. The study confirms that spirituality is a multidimensional concept. Entrepreneurs with spiritual needs tend to use more often criteria that relate to connectedness to others in society and connectedness to personal values together with business performance criteria in pursuing new opportunities. Spiritual entrepreneurs use more often techniques to stimulate creativity within themselves and within the company while entrepreneurs. Furthermore, for spiritual entrepreneurs there is a dominant role for intuition in their decision making process.

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    Paper provided by Nyenrode Business Universiteit in its series Nyenrode Research Papers Series with number NRI09-02.

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    Date of creation: 2009
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    Handle: RePEc:dgr:nijrep:2009-02

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    Keywords: Business Spirituality; definitions of spirituality; entrepreneurship; entrepreneurs;

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