Journal of Management Spirituality & Religion

Publisher: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

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Other titles Journal of management, spirituality & religion (Online), Journal of management, spirituality and religion
ISSN 1476-6086
OCLC 317593700
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
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Publications in this journal

  • Journal of Management Spirituality & Religion 02/2015; DOI:10.1080/14766086.2014.992355
  • Journal of Management Spirituality & Religion 01/2015; DOI:10.1080/14766086.2014.992357
  • Journal of Management Spirituality & Religion 01/2015; DOI:10.1080/14766086.2014.992356
  • Journal of Management Spirituality & Religion 01/2015; 12(1). DOI:10.1080/14766086.2014.905222
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    ABSTRACT: This paper explores recent empirical findings that highlight the importance of decoration, particularly in forms that may be described as a kind of spirituality or spiritual expression, and the significance these findings have for thinking about how stakeholders cooperate to create value. We highlight how this phenomenon may become important for thinking about organizations – especially how spirituality may play a role in fostering stakeholder relations that generate more value for all those involved as well as limit transaction costs. Given our focus in exploring this phenomenon and highlighting decoration’s relevance, we focus on its core findings, outline connections to the spirituality and stakeholder theory literatures, and note promising directions for future research.
    Journal of Management Spirituality & Religion 11/2014; 11(4):357-382. DOI:10.1080/14766086.2014.913495
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    ABSTRACT: This paper contributes to the growing debate on corporate governance by exploring this topic within the context of a large religious organization, the Catholic Church, at the diocesan level. Corporate governance is first distilled to identify its key constructs. Relying on source documents such as the Church’s own Code of Canon Law and the Form for the Quinquennial Report, this paper conceptualizes corporate governance within the Church’s organizational framework, focusing corporate governance specifically at the level of the individual – the diocesan bishop, rather than at the Supreme Pontiff or his Roman Curia; an ecclesiastical model of corporate governance is thus framed.
    Journal of Management Spirituality & Religion 10/2014; 12(1):1-21. DOI:10.1080/14766086.2014.933708
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    ABSTRACT: Using a social psychological framework, this study examined the relationship between undergraduates’ sense of school belonging and endorsement of their universities’ mission identity at two US universities of different size, geographic location, and Catholic traditions. Undergraduates at both universities completed online surveys that included: demographic information, the DePaul Mission and Values Inventory, and the School Sense of Community Scale. Findings revealed significant correlations between students’ sense of school belonging and their endorsement of the religious pluralism and innovation aspects of the mission identities at both institutions. The connection between students’ psychological need to belong and their endorsement of their campuses’ religious identity was discussed in terms of higher education planning and assessment.
    Journal of Management Spirituality & Religion 10/2014; 12(1):1-14. DOI:10.1080/14766086.2014.886516
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    ABSTRACT: This paper develops and presents a spiritual contingency model of spiritual leadership that includes spiritual leadership characteristics such as follower’s feelings of interconnectedness, religious or existential faith, and leader charisma along with such boundary conditions and contingencies (moderators) as narcissism, pro-social motivation to lead, follower perceptions of leader integrity (ethics), and perceived organizational support. In exploring these contingency factors, the paper also examines the potential “dark side” of spiritual leadership and concludes with implications for future research and managerial practice as suggested by the model.
    Journal of Management Spirituality & Religion 10/2014; 12(1):1-21. DOI:10.1080/14766086.2014.886518
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    ABSTRACT: Given the historical and ongoing influence of religion, religious faith traditions might provide a compelling and coherent normative core for stakeholder theory. This paper explores the three Abrahamic faith traditions – Judaism, Christianity, and Islam – and applies principles derived from these traditions to stakeholder theory. Our analysis of these faith traditions yields four elements of a common normative core that is germane to stakeholder theory: (1) the need to place community at the center of human activity, including business activity; (2) skepticism about economic power and its misapplication; (3) a tempering of our commitment to individual liberty as the highest normative good to be achieved by society; and (4) the dignity of the individual person and, with that, an obligation of reciprocity between the individual and society (including businesses). We then identify two current issues in stakeholder research, considering ways that the three faith traditions would advance discussion about them. We conclude by offering implications for future research.
    Journal of Management Spirituality & Religion 10/2014; 11(4). DOI:10.1080/14766086.2014.910821
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    ABSTRACT: Despite extensive connections to ethics and philosophy, the literature on stakeholder theory has largely avoided direct linkages to religion and spirituality. At the same time, Catholic Social Teaching and other religious traditions have ignored any meaningful discussion of stakeholder theory. This paper connects the stakeholder literature and religion by presenting a framework that specifies macro-level core Catholic Social Teaching tenets and the normative business obligations derived from this doctrine. These obligations ground Catholic Stakeholder Thinking which represents the attendant meso-level responsibilities of managers and firms, as well as the priority rules for resolving stakeholder conflicts. The resulting articulation of Catholic doctrine to business expands not only the normative depth of stakeholder theory, but also the practicality and relevance of Catholic Social Teaching. Through their interactions with various stakeholders, firms and managers are encouraged to pursue the common good and integral human development in solidarity with the poor within their value chains.
    Journal of Management Spirituality & Religion 10/2014; 11(4). DOI:10.1080/14766086.2014.913496
  • Journal of Management Spirituality & Religion 10/2014; 11(4). DOI:10.1080/14766086.2014.917984
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    ABSTRACT: Paganism encompasses many faiths that have folk or ethnic origins and further represents an understudied minority despite being one of the fastest growing religions in the United States, Canada, and UK. The current research examines the experiences of Pagans at work in two studies. Study 1 reports on a series of narrative interviews into the lived experiences of Pagans in the workplace. Study 2 employs quantitative methods to examine hypotheses generated by Study 1. Findings suggest that workplace ridicule and discrimination against Pagans is commonplace, including higher levels of covert and overt victimization and lower job satisfaction among Pagans when compared to other mainline faiths in the workplace. Limitations, directions for future research, and implications for management are discussed.
    Journal of Management Spirituality & Religion 07/2014; DOI:10.1080/14766086.2014.933710
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    ABSTRACT: Determining how to manage spiritual diversity in a globalized Australia and developing organizational strategies to that end is a complex undertaking. As a starting point, the process requires empirical evidence around how employees and managers construct and perceive spirituality in Australian workplace contexts. Much of the literature around workplace spirituality and the theorizing about spirituality as a concept has been generated in the United States. Whilst this body of work provides rich insights, little is known about its transferability across cultures or more specifically, whether spirituality is perceived in working Australia in ways comparable to the United States. This paper reports on a grounded theory study that aimed to discover how participating managers and professionals constructed spirituality in the context of their workplace experience. The findings revealed a high level of individual spiritual eclecticism and dynamism in the way participants perceived and experienced spirituality. Common spiritual values were also identified across the data. The author concludes that spiritual eclecticism appears to be an under-researched and possibly under-appreciated concept and argues that common values may well provide the necessary “glue” for managing spiritual diversity and fostering spiritual inclusiveness in organizations.
    Journal of Management Spirituality & Religion 07/2014; 12(1). DOI:10.1080/14766086.2014.933709
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    ABSTRACT: The present study investigates the role of spiritual resources in the motivational and health impairment processes of the job demands-resources model. Spiritual resources are operationalized as a distinct category of personal resources. Results of item-level structural equation modeling on data from 835 Australian religious workers support the hypotheses that spiritual resources promote work engagement and lower exhaustion, which in turn fully mediate the influence of spiritual resources on reduced turnover intentions and emotional ill health. However, spiritual resources were not found to moderate the relationship between job demands and exhaustion. Cross-validation of the measurement model and structural relationships were assessed using a split-half technique. Limitations, future directions, and practical implications for improving the well-being of religious workers are discussed.
    Journal of Management Spirituality & Religion 07/2014; 11(3). DOI:10.1080/14766086.2014.886517
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    ABSTRACT: In 2006, we, the authors, and David Waldman wrote an article for the Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion describing a theoretical model of how we thought virtuous leadership might manifest and perpetuate itself in modern organizations, particularly in relation to organizational learning. The article was inspired because of two things. First, we witnessed many dramatic cases of executive malfeasance and lack of virtue in organizations, which was a bit dispiriting, as we were and still are executive educators. Second, we had a lot of hope for the future and all worked in the areas of positive organizational behavior and positive psychology. Thus, we desired to articulate a more positive model for organizations. Today, we revisit that model and test it, if you will, using the case of the self-made billionaire and richest man in Turkey – Hüsnü Özyeğin – who is also a well-known philanthropist and social entrepreneur.
    Journal of Management Spirituality & Religion 07/2014; 11(3). DOI:10.1080/14766086.2014.886520
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    ABSTRACT: This paper reports findings from two studies that explore the role of a spiritual framework in buffering toxic experiences police officers encounter in the course of their duty. The first study was an interview of 33 police officers who were active in their law enforcement career. The officers responded to eight core questions about their police work, spiritual history, and spiritual beliefs. Three themes emerged from the content analysis. The second study was a quantitative investigation of psychological performance using Electroencephalography measures. These officers, who were identified with high levels of spirituality in the interview study, had low levels of perceived stress, high levels on the Transcendence dimension, fast executive processing, and high levels of brain integration. These studies suggest that levels of spirituality are grounded in mental and brain functioning, and so could be systematically cultured to help officers deal effectively with the toxic nature of police work.
    Journal of Management Spirituality & Religion 07/2014; 11(3). DOI:10.1080/14766086.2014.887479
  • Journal of Management Spirituality & Religion 07/2014; 11(3). DOI:10.1080/14766086.2014.918401
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    ABSTRACT: To answer calls by organizational scholars for empirical works examining the important individual and contextual antecedents of personal initiative, we develop and test a model in which spirituality and alignment with organizational spiritual values result in greater personal initiative ratings by supervisors through the mediating effects of psychological empowerment. Results from supervisor–subordinate dyadic data (N = 150) obtained from employed MBA students indicated that psychological empowerment partially mediates the influence of spirituality on personal initiative and fully mediates the relationship between organizational spiritual values alignment and personal initiative. These results suggest that spirituality and organizational spiritual values alignment represent key antecedents of personal initiative and that psychological empowerment is an important intermediary of these links. Implications are discussed.
    Journal of Management Spirituality & Religion 07/2014; 11(3). DOI:10.1080/14766086.2014.905221
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    ABSTRACT: The purpose of this article is to review the influences of spirituality and religiosity within the field of entrepreneurship. We review nearly 30 articles, exploring the dominant empirical contributions that exist within this emergent research area. Several main focus areas from the prevailing research are organized into a comprehensive framework that provides the foundation for further discussion and synthesis. Shortcomings and limitations to the field and an agenda for future research that contributes to our understanding of religion and spirituality within the realm of entrepreneurship are presented.
    Journal of Management Spirituality & Religion 06/2014; 11(2). DOI:10.1080/14766086.2013.836127