Management, Spirituality, and Religion (MSR) Ways and Means

A Paper to Encourage Quality Research

Charles Thomas Tackney, Stacie F. Chappell, Dan Harris, Kathryn Pavlovich, Eleftheria Egel, Richard J. Major, Mary Finney, James Stoner

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Abstract

Despite 15 years of functioning as an interest group, our domain of inquiry is relatively young and there are limited theoretical boundaries to support, shape, and assist our efforts. This metaphorical “blank canvas” is both empowering, in that so many inquiries are open for exploration, and yet also limiting. In this document we highlight three critical elements to emphasize their importance in MSR research: (a) delineating and operationalizing the key terms of religion, spirituality, and workplace spirituality; (b) acknowledging the work to date in the MSR corpus around definitions of these terms, and (c) being explicit about how ontological and epistemological assumptions inform our methods. The intention is to encourage growth in the quality and rigor of our individual and collective scholarship.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Management, Spirituality & Religion
Volume14
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)245-254
Number of pages10
ISSN1476-6086
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2017

Keywords

  • Ontology
  • Epistemology
  • Methodology
  • Spirituality
  • religion
  • Management spirituality

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Tackney, Charles Thomas ; Chappell, Stacie F. ; Harris, Dan ; Pavlovich, Kathryn ; Egel, Eleftheria ; Major, Richard J. ; Finney, Mary ; Stoner, James. / Management, Spirituality, and Religion (MSR) Ways and Means : A Paper to Encourage Quality Research. In: Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion. 2017 ; Vol. 14, No. 3. pp. 245-254.
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Management, Spirituality, and Religion (MSR) Ways and Means : A Paper to Encourage Quality Research. / Tackney, Charles Thomas; Chappell, Stacie F.; Harris, Dan; Pavlovich, Kathryn; Egel, Eleftheria; Major, Richard J.; Finney, Mary; Stoner, James.

In: Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion, Vol. 14, No. 3, 03.07.2017, p. 245-254.

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