Marie Holm

Marie Holm
INSEEC | INSEEC

PhD: ESCP Europe; Doctorate: Sorbonne University

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Introduction
Theoretical and empirical qualitative research on Spirituality and New Religious Movements within Sociology and Management Studies. Exploring states of mind cultivated through cognititive techniques, namely meditation, trance and mediumship and communities they're embedded within. Current projects include evaluating corporate training about mindfulness, meditation and religions to comprehend how concepts are integrated, what questions, and even seeming contradictions, arise through the process.
Additional affiliations
January 2021 - present
INSEEC
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
May 2018 - April 2020
La Rochelle Business School
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
May 2014 - May 2016
Grenoble École de Management
Position
  • Researcher
Education
October 2019 - October 2019
University of Florence
Field of study
  • Management - Erasmus Program
September 2016 - May 2018
BI Norwegian Business School
Field of study
  • International Marketing and Management
September 2009 - July 2013
ESCP Business School
Field of study
  • Management Science

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Publications (30)
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As ecological concerns become pressing, attempts to address these remain limited to enforcing laws, while alternative ways of encouraging workplace pro-environmental behaviors (WPEBs), such as cultivating mindfulness, remain unexplored. Informed by theories of PEBs from OB-IO literature, we offer propositions detailing the role that practicing mind...
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The rapid emergence of mindfulness programs within organizational settings reflects an amalgam of humanistic, spiritual, and managerial perspectives. While impact studies have focused on effects of mindfulness programs on employees, how such programs are implemented by trainers, managers, and employees and how the mindfulness concept operates withi...
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While a plethora of research has sought to provide unequivocable evidence of the existence of the soul before, during and after life, less attention has been given to understanding the meanings and implications people have derived from such beliefs and knowledge. An array of spiritual traditions, including shamanism, spiritism, and spiritualism, of...
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Mindfulness programs, part of a wider movement around meditative practices in organizations , are a growing trend spreading through contemporary work organ¬izations. Increasingly adopted in the corporate world, mindfulness is often described as a remedy for enduring challenges of contemporary working life, such as constant hurry, interruptions and...
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Contemporary studies of work have noted a resurgence of humanistic approaches, emphasizing values of authenticity, aesthetics, and self-expression. Scholars have questioned the relation of such approaches to managerial control and economic motives of productivity, focusing on aspects of worker experiences and work practices, yet often overlook the...
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A state-of-the-art overview of the field of management, spirituality and religion, comprising concise chapters written by experts in the sub-fields and edited by recognized leaders in the field of management, spirituality and religion. Each chapter, while flexible in format, addresses the following questions: What is the state-of-art in the subfi...
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L'ouvrage présente les avancées concrètes du leadership et de la spiritualité en s'appuyant à la fois sur des connaissances théoriques et appliquées. Un certain nombre de pratiques sont mises en avant à l'attention de dirigeants, managers et responsables RH afin de mieux comprendre ce que le leadership spirituel peut leur apporter et contribuer à u...
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Contemporary organizational scholarship on mindfulness has questioned the implications of mindfulness at the collective level. Claims of individualistic biases have been used to critique emergent mindfulness perspectives as solipsistic or apolitical, while other perspectives have argued that such individualistic biases are distortions and misunders...
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Modern society presents challenges in how to constructively engage with diversity, of which the world’s religions and ethical convictions are integral. Wilson and Ravat’s book ‘Learning to Live Well Together: Case Studies in Interfaith Diversity’ provides guidance on approaches toward improving interfaith relationships and practical examples. In so...
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Humanity has caused more ecological damage during the past five decades than any other timespan in history (Ericson, Kjønstad, and Barstad 2014). Given the alarming rate of ecological degradation in this anthropogenic era, it is necessary to find ways of encouraging pro-environmental behaviors (Robertson and Barling 2015). Though regulations and la...
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Contemporary analysis of work have noted a resurgence of humanistic and spiritual aspects of work, such as authenticity, aesthetic values, self-expression and fun at work. These analyses all point to an increased emphasis on ‘immaterial’ aspects of labor, and all broach the question of the relation of such labor to managerial control and economic m...
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In contrast to the traditional mindset (TMS)—the conscious awareness, controlled mental processes, and analytical-logical manipulation of symbols—an alternative mindset (AMS) is viewed as the pre-conscious mental processes (i.e. associative, imaginative, intuitive) and holistic thinking. Since Plato, the West has considered TMS as the hallmark of i...
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The current paper compares different ‘trajectories’ taken by what we call ‘alternative mindsets’ movements, movements that sometimes emphasize elements related to spirituality, but have distanced themselves from or are ambiguously related to organized religious or spirituality communities. Through a comparative historical survey of three related co...
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http://www.ccmp.fr/collection-ccmp/cas-yaras-international-challenges-in-search-of-critical-size-and-structure The case gives a brief outlook of the major world challenges within the chemical fertilizer industry in the dawn of the Third Millennium. It then positions Yara as a key actor in this industry, highlighting its unique advantages and presen...
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While religious practices in workplaces have been controversial and largely regulated, with a traditional mentality of religion needing to be kept separate from work, spirituality has been welcomed to a greater extent and recognised as a way for employees to meet their needs of seeking support and a sense of purpose. They emphasise the growing prev...
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In contrast to traditional mindsets (TMS)— conscious awareness, controlled mental processes, and analytical-logical manipulation of symbols—alternative mindsets (AMS) are pre-conscious mental processes (i.e. associative, imaginative, intuitive) and holistic thinking (Davis-Floyd and Arvidson, 1997; Dane and Pratt, 2007; Hodgkinson et al 2009). Alte...
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In contrast to the traditional mindset (TMS)—the conscious awareness, controlled mental processes, and analytical-logical manipulation of symbols—an alternative mindset (AMS) is viewed as the pre-conscious mental processes (i.e. associative, imaginative, intuitive) and holistic thinking (Davis-Floyd and Arvidson, 1997; Dane and Pratt, 2007; Hodgkin...
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Face aux mutations accélérées et souvent brutales de l'environnement international, traversé par les crises et marqué par la montée en puissance des économies à croissance rapide, les responsables des organisations - entreprises, comme ONG -, mais aussi des territoires, se doivent : de discerner ce qui détermine désormais l'ouverture internationale...
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Worldwide there is a pressing issue to obtain sufficient competencies to meet the need to utilize land and resources in better and more productive ways. Efforts are constantly being made towards improvements, with increased biomass resulting in stimulating increased fertilizer use. Still, the global demand for fertilizers is cyclical. Factors such...

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Questions (5)
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Our paper is about adaptations of practices from the East in the West, including yoga, mindfulness and other forms of meditation. We are looking for references that support that practices are compromised when not applied in full. This could be because of people or organisations 'cherry-picking' what suits them while ignoring the philosophy in which they are embedded, or other examples that have been soundly explored, or a related theory.
Thanks in advance, scholars!
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Thus far, these subjects seem to have been largely ignored and dismissed within management studies, yet influence many organisations. To what extent has this been due to skepticism and taboos, and what other factors have resulted in this absence of such alternative domains? How could these themes be incorporated, and what value could this add to our understanding of organisations?
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Seeking a questionnaire to use in a research study to assess the extent to which employees value sustainability and take sustainable actions such as to reduce/reuse/recycle.
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Seeking a conceptual framework linking these concepts - perhaps from change management or organisational behaviour. Thank you in advance for your input!
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Debate has arisen as to the purposes of utilising contemplative techniques, such as mindfulness meditation, within organisations as part of efforts towards enhancing workplace wellness, as justification is made in terms of productivity and financial measures. Yet, are workplace applications upholding the underlying philosophy of the techniques? In cases where the answer is yes, how can this be explained, of how the implementation is aligned in a way that maintains the purity of the practices, and in the cases where the answer is no, how could the approach be modified towards bringing benefits not just the bottom line but also from a more holistic perspective?

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Projects (2)
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Ethnographic study of humanistic and new age practices within organisations, including mindfulness meditation and spirituality. Understanding how various actors make sense of these concepts in their workplace by exploring tensions between economic rationality and holistic goals of fulfillment, enchantment and similar notions.