Connecting to the existence beyond perceived existence through nurturing integrative intelligence is worth striving for business.

Sharda Nandram is associate professor at Nyenrode and teaches in the MBA program Research Methodology. She works also at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam as Full professor in the field of Spirituality and Society. She has completed two university studies: psychology and economics and did a PhD.  She has an international, interdisciplinary focus and with her extensive research and consultancy experience she brings a rare combination of scholarly and practical problem-solving orientation to the field of business and organisations. 

She has over three decades of rich Consulting and Entrepreneurial experience across Healthcare, Banking & Insurance, Public Government, Education, Sports sectors. She is Founder of concepts of Integrating Simplification and Integrative Intelligence. She is well travelled with diverse cross-cultural experiences through consulting, research, and teaching engagements across Europe (Dutch resident), South America (Surinamese born), North America (visited and presented at many conferences), Asia (Indian origin and conducts several research and teaching projects in India and consultancy project in China).

Sharda is part of the Nyenrode community since April 1995 and has seen Nyenrode transforming through different phases. Entrepreneurship is one of the key topics to work on the mission of Nyenrode and Sharda has been pioneering by embracing the topic of spirituality in the context of business. Spirituality enhances several soft qualities and values which companies and organizations have started to realize as important for employee engagement, innovations and decision making.

Secondary positions

  • Non-executive Director of Buurtzorg Edugreen Neighbourhood Care Private Ltd. in India
  • Member of Advisory board of ChiFactum, The Netherlands
  • Advisor and member international team at Buurtzorg Nederland

International activities

  • Adjunct professor at Banasthali University in Jaipur India
  • Research on Integrative Research paradigm with Indian Institute of Technology, Humanistic Department, Varanasi India
  • Research on the Integral Profile with Faith at Work Center of Princeton University USA

Most relevant publications

  • Nandram (2019). Integrative Spirituality in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: From how we do things to why we exist. Inaugural Lecture. Vrije University Press, Amsterdam. 
  • Nandram, S. S., Mourmont, G., Norlyk Smith, E., Heaton, D. P., & Bindlish, P. K. (2018). Understanding entrepreneurial decision-making by objectivizing subtle cues. Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion15(5), 398-423. 
  • Nandram, S. S., & Bindlish, P. K. (2018). Regulatory focus and growth intentions: the mediating role of an opportunity register. International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation16(2), 118-133. 
  • Nandram, S. S. , Bindlish, P.K, Keizer, W.A.J. (2017). Understanding Integrative Intelligence: Embodied in S-model. Praan Uitgeverij ISBN 978-94-91551-07-9. 
  • Nandram, S. S. (2015). Organizational innovation by integrating simplification: Learning from Buurtzorg Nederland. Springer International Publisher, Switzerland.

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