Handbook of Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace
Emerging Research and Practice
Neal, Judi (Ed.)
2013, XV, 767 p. 46 illus., 36 illus. in color.
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Comprehensive, the first book to look at the intersection of theory, research, and practice in this timely and emerging field
Interdisciplinary, integrating contributions and insights from management, economics, law, anthropology, sociology, psychology, and religion
Features forward-looking essays from the most prominent thought leaders and practitioners in the field
While the field of management has developed as a research discipline over the last century, until the early 1990s there was essentially no acknowledgement that the human spirit plays an important role in the workplace. Over the past twenty years, the tide has begun to turn, as evidenced by the growing number of courses in academia and in corporate training, and an exponential increase in the publications emerging through creative interaction of scholars and practitioners in organizational behavior, workplace diversity, sustainability, innovation, corporate governance, leadership, and corporate wellness, as well as contributions by psychotherapists, theologians, anthropologists, educators, philosophers, and artists.
This Handbook is the most comprehensive collection to date of essays by the preeminent researchers and practitioners in faith and spirituality in the workplace, featuring not only the most current research and case examples, but visions of what will be, or should be, emerging over the horizon. It includes essays by the people who helped to pioneer the field as well as essays by up and coming young scholars.
The aim of The Handbook of Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace is to provide researchers, faculty, students, and practitioners with a broad overview of the field from a research perspective, while keeping an eye on building a bridge between scholarship and practice.
Dedication.- Acknowledgements.- Section 1: Basic Issues in Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace.- Section 2: Faith at Work – Religious Perspectives.- Section 3: Mapping the Terrain: Emerging Theory and Research.- Section 4: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives. Section 5: Faith and Spirituality at Work Assessments.- Section 6: Integrating Scholarship and Practice.- Section 7: Over the Horizon: Reflective Essays from the Pioneers.- Epilogue.- About the Contributors.- Index.