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  • 1 Copenhagen Business School, Department of Management, Philosophy and Politics Blaagardsgade 23/B, 2000 Copenhagen N, Denmark
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The author summarises his intellectual and personal journey from rationality and morality to spirituality. As internationally renowned expert in operation research and multi-objective optimisation, he developed a strong interest in organisational ethics, social and ethical accounting, values-based leadership and corporate social responsibility. Influenced by Eastern (especially Indian) spirituality he went further to explore the well-spring of rationality, morality and spirituality. In this way he broadened the perspective of business ethics by the conception of spiritual-based leadership, which addresses existential questions such as “Who am I?” “What is a good life for me and for others?” and “How best can I serve?” in organisational and everyday contexts.

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