IIM Indore conducted a Research Seminar on Religiosity and Ethical Decision Making on December 17, 2018. Professor Christopher Chen, Associate Professor, York University, Canada and Professor Subramanian Ananthram, Associate Professor, School of Management, Curtin University, Australia were the speakers for the seminar during their visit to the Institute from December 17-19th.
They spoke on the topic with specific reference to Indian context. Professor Subramaniam started the session discussing about the past studies on topics like—‘Does religiosity/spirituality promote ethical behaviour? How do ethical virtues lead to EDM? What are the institutional and managerial-level challenges and strategies of EDM?’ etc. Building on the past studies he elaborated on conceptualisation of research idea, their motivation for choosing this topic in Indian context. He further elaborated on the qualitative study conducted in the multi-faith context.
Professor Christopher then presented his quantitative study and related findings with respect to intrinsic and extrinsic religiosity. The discussion on research vignettes made the talk further interesting, which further enhanced the participation of the doctoral students, research associates and the academic associates. Towards the end of the seminar, Professor Keyur Thaker, Faculty, IIM Indore enriched the discussion with the contextual nature of Indian data and its interpretation in terms of Indian culture and traditions. He related the Management Controls System framework with the research agenda on ethical decision making and religiosity.
The external collaborators also shared the insights on what top notch journals are looking for in the research manuscript. The students interacted with the external collaborator to know more about their journey during this paper along with a discussion on publication in top tier journals. The seminar provided a great exposure for a multi country study with mixed-method approach to learn and apply in our studies. Many FPM students, staff and faculty members participated in the seminar.