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Narayanswamy, Ramnath
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Ramnath Narayanswamy
Economics & Social Sciences

Professor

Ph.D. (Economics & Sociology), Ecole des Hautes Etudesen Sciences Sociales, Paris, France, 1982-1985
D.E.A. (Sociology), University of Vincennes Paris, France, 1981-1982
D.H.E.S.S. (Economiques), Ecole des Hautes Etudesen Sciences Sociales, Paris, France, 1978-1981
M.A. (Political Science), Poona University, India, 1977
B.A. (Political Science), Poona University, India, 1975

Phone:  +91-80-26993137
Address:  A-207

Research Areas:
Creativity; Leadership and learning; Exploring images of modernity in developing countries; Spirituality in the workplace and spirituality as revelation; Investigating the interface of the performing arts with management education

 

Recent Consulting:
Ericsson India Limited
MetLife India Limited

 

Current Projects:
"Spiritual capital, Gandhi and inter-faith harmony - Nation Building, Education and Social Peace"

 

Academic Positions:
1. IIM Bangalore: 1991-present
2. Reader, Centre of Soviet Studies of the University of Bombay, Bombay, India, 1989-1991
3. Visiting Research Fellow, Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Birmingham under the International Fellowship Programme for the Development of Soviet Studies, 1988-1989
4. Lecturer, Centre for Studies in the Management of Socialist Economies, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Poona, India, 1984-1988
5. Visiting Research Scholar, School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences, Paris, France, 1978-1984
6. Visiting Professor, Maison des Sciences de l'Homme in Paris, the Federal Institute of East European and International Studies in Cologne, Lancaster University in the UK, McGill University in Canada and HEC in Montreal

 

Other Professional Appointments:
Program Director, International Masters Program in Practicing Management, Bangalore Module, 1998-1999
Module Director, McGill-McConnell Program for National Voluntary Sector Leaders, 1999-2000
Referee, Canadian Journal of Development Studies, Journal of Human Values, Journal of Management, Spirituality and religion

 

Corporate / Public Sector Leadership:
Board Member of Janarth, a non-governmental organization involved in rural upliftment based in Aurangabad in Maharashtra

 

Awards:
1. Best Professor of the Economics and Social Science Area, IIM Bangalore batch of 2002-2003
2. Most Innovative Professor in the School, IIM Bangalore batch of 1999-2000
3. Tracking Creative Boundaries as the Best Elective Course from the Economics and Social Science Area: IIM Bangalore Batch of (1999-2000; 2000-2001; 2001-2002)
4. Awarded a Fellowship under the International Fellowship Program for Advanced Soviet and East European Studies by the Federal Institute of East European and International Studies, Cologne, with funds supplied by the Volkswagen Foundation
5. Awarded a Fellowship under the International Fellowship Program for the Development of Soviet Studies between 1988-1989 by the Joint Committee of Soviet Studies and the Social Science Research Council with funds supplied by the Rockefeller Foundation
Awarded the Government of India National Merit Scholarship for Study Abroad (1979-1983)
6. Awarded the Government of Maharashtra Merit Scholarship (1975-1977)
7. Invited by the German Foreign Ministry to do a study on The Indian Response to Perestroika 1985-1990, (supported by the Volkswagen Foundation) which was subsequently published by the Federal Institute of East European Studies in Cologne

 

Significant Publications:
1. Why is Spirituality Integral to Management Education? Presented to the Academy of Management 2005 Conference, Hawaii, August 8, 2005

2. Business Process Outsourcing: The Silent Tsunami, Center for Global Business Studies, St Mary University, San Antonio, Texas, October 5-8, 2005

3. Managing Complex Interdependencies, (With Professor Mary McBride of New York University), Presented to the Academy of Management, Atlanta, August 12, 2006

4. "Spiritual Capital, Gandhi And Inter-Faith Harmony - Nation Building, Education and Social Peace". Presented to the 4th All India Students' Conference on Science and Spiritual Quest, NIT, Trichi December 27-29 2008 

 

Articles:

1. Multiple Kinds of Bhakti, the Deccan Herald, Bangalore, December 4, 2008
2. Ramana Maharishi as Subramanyam, the Deccan Herald, Bangalore, November 13th, 2008
3. Blessed Land, the Deccan Herald, Bangalore, October 30th, 2008
4. Service to the Guru, the Deccan Herald, Bangalore, October 23rd 2008
5. Time Management Critical to Excel, the Economic Times, September 6, 2008
6. The Extraordinary Life of Tralinga Swamy, the Deccan Herald, Bangalore, August 21, 2008

 

Translations (From French):
1. Towards a Critical Marxism, Economic and Political Weekly, Bombay, August 21, 1993
2. The New Course in China, China Report, New Delhi, October-December, 1987
3. Development Strategies: Actual and Proclaimed in the Soviet and Chinese Experience, China Report, January-February, 1987, New Delhi
4. The Utopian Dialectic of Capitalism and Communism in Marx, Economic Analysis, Vol. XIX, No. 3, 1985, Belgrade

 

Reviews:
1. Wip'ping the Competition, the Deccan Herald, Bangalore, January 21, 2007
2. Oddball Winners, the Deccan Herald, Bangalore, November 5, 2006
3. The Push and Pull of the MBA Bull Run, the Deccan Herald, Bangalore, April 16, 2006

 

Research Papers:
1. Why is the Arts Central to Management Education? Economic and Political Weekly, Bombay, November 24, 2001
2. Ananda and the Buddha, Case No. 46, IIMB Center for Development of Cases and Teaching Aids, IIM Bangalore
3. Opportunities for Indian Business in Central Asia in Ahmed Mukarram (Ed), India, Iran and Central Asia, Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies, New Delhi, 1998
4. Collective Mindsets and Economic Reform, the IIMB Management Review, Bangalore, January-March, 1996

 

International Publications:
1. Introspect to Identify Divinity in Mario Raich and Simon L. Dolan (Editors), Beyond Business and Society in Transformation, Palgrave, Macmillan, New York, 2008
2. An Introduction to Mata Amritanandmayi, Academy of Management, Management, Spirituality and Religion Newsletter, winter 2007
3. Closing Address to Cycle 4 in Executive Education Beyond Borders, United Kingdom, 2003
4. Inaugural Address to Cycle 4 in Executive Education Beyond Borders, United Kingdom, 2003
5. The Worldly Mindset: The Bangalore Module, (J. Ramachandran) in Executive Education Beyond Borders, United Kingdom, 2001