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2015 Annual Meeting


The 2015 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Managment will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia

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About MSR

The Management, Spirituality and Religion (MSR) Interest Group of the Academy of Management connects many hundreds of kindred spirits across the globe in collaborating on leading-edge research, publications, dialog, and practices around the nature, role, and influence of spirituality and religion in management and organizations.

Not only are we home to many of the world's leading academics, scholars, and researchers in this area, but our members include like-minded students, practitioners, thought-leaders, business professionals, public servants, consultants, and many others from a variety of interdisciplinary fields, institutions, and industries. We encourage you to join us in our journey and hope that you will find much valuable information and resources from this website.

Membership in MSR brings numerous benefits, including:

  • A dynamic platform for professional networking
  • Regular membership newsletters and communications
  • Retreat invitations for personal, spiritual development
  • Doctoral research support and funding opportunities
  • Invitations to participate in MSR activities at national and international conferences
  • Professional development and mentoring opportunities
  • Opportunities to submit research for publication in the Journal of Spirituality, Management and Religion (JMSR)
  • Calls for proposals for professional development workshops (PDWs) hosted at the annual AOM conference
  • Calls to submit scholarly works for publication in the annual AOM conference proceedings
  • Pracademic (scholarly and applied) tools and resources

Whether you're a doctoral student just beginning your career, a researcher new to the areas of spirituality and religion, a seasoned scholar, a civic, religious or business leader looking to improve the spiritual leadership in your organization, or just someone interested in coming to the quiet of solitude for spiritual reflection, our friendly, inclusive, and international community offers something for everyone.

domain statement

We have submitted a request to the AOM to revise the MSR domain statement as follows: "The purpose of MSR is to help both individuals and organizations reach their full potential through informed research that explores how spirituality and religion can influence organizational dynamics and affect management outcomes. In that regard, MSR is devoted to defining the relevance and impact of spirituality and religion in management, organizations and society. Major areas of study include theory building and empirical research around the issues of faith, spirituality and religion as they influence principles and practices in management. Seminal contributions have been made in research to understand the meaning of work, the impact of spirituality and spiritual leadership in the workplace, the purpose of business, the urgency for business ethics and sustainable business practices, pluralism in the workplace, and the distinctive elements of individual religious and spiritual beliefs that cultivate inner awareness and promote wisdom for the common good."(Original created December 1999; re-approved August 2000; tentative approval December 2014)

governance

Officers

Chair Orneita Burton Abilene Christian University
Chair Elect
Kathryn Pavlovich
University of Waikato
Program Chair
Jim Stoner
Fordham University
PDW Chair
Jody Fry
Texas A&M University
Treasurer
James Edward King
University of Alabama
At-Large (Technology) Secretary/Archivist
Kay Rudisill
Oracle USA
Past Chair
Jay Goosby-Smith
Pepperdine University
At-Large (International Affairs)
Richard Major
IAE - Universite Aix-Marseille
At-Large (Communications)
Stacie Chappell
Western New England U
At-Large (Community Building)
Mary Finney
Ohio University
At-Large (Doctoral Consortium/Research Incubator)
Julie Burkey
Seton Hall U

Committees

MSR Retreat
Richard Peregoy
Co-Coordinator
University of Dallas
Lee Robbins
Co-Coordinator
Harvard (Retired)
Stacie Chappell
Co-Coordinator
Western New England U
Membership
Orneita Burton
Chair
Abilene Christian University
Jody Fry
Co-Chair
Texas A&M Central
Richard Major
International Rep
IAE Graduate School of Business FR
Doctoral Consortium & Research Incubator
Julie Burkey
Chair
Seton Hall University
Tim Ewest
Co-Chair
Wartburg College
Emily Lean
Organizer
Union University
Matthew Mitchell
Organizer
Drake University
Communications
Orneita Burton Chair Abilene Christian University
Kay Rudisill
Listserv Moderator
Oracle Corporation
Stacie Chappell
Newsletter
Western New England U
Dissertation and Recognition Awards
Orneita Burton
Chair
Abilene Christian University
Lee Robbins
Funding, Reviewer
Harvard (Retired)
Kanti Mohan Saini
Reviewer
NL Dalmia Institute of Management
Jim Stoner
Reviewer
Fordham University
Judi Neal
Reviewer
University of Arkansas (retired)
MSR Foundation
Yochanan Altman
Founder
London Metropolitan University
Sandra King Kauanui
Co-Founder
Florida Gulf Coast University
Judith Neal
Board of Directors
University of Arkansas (retired)
Orneita Burton
Funding
Abilene Christian University
James King
Treasurer
University of Alabama
JMSR
Sandra King Kauanui
Editor In Chief
Florida Gulf Coast University
Kathryn Pavlovichn
Associate Editor
Waikato University, New Zealand
James King
Associate Editor
University of Alabama
Laszlo Zsolnai
Associate Editor
Corvinus University, Budapest
Division Review
Kay Rudisill
Listserv Moderator
Oracle Corporation
Jim Stoner
Chair
Fordham University
Community Building Mary Finney Chair Ohio University
Jay Goosby-Smith Elections Pepperdine University
Kanti Mohan Saini International NL Dalmia Institute of Management

Past Chairs

2014
Jay Goosby-Smith
Pepperdine University
2012
Michelle French
Mount St. Mary's College
2012
Arthur Jue
University of Phoenix
2011
Debu Mukerji
Macquarie University
2010
Keiko Krahnke
University of Northern Colorado
2009
Kathy Lund Dean
Idaho State University
2008
Margaret Benefiel
Andover Newton Theological
2007 Robert Giacalone Temple University
2006 David Trott St Edwards University
2005
Marjolein Lips-Wiersma
University of Canterbury
2004
Sandra King
CA State Polytechnic Univ. Pomona
2003
Lee Robbins
Golden Gate University
2002
Judith Neal
Association for Spirit at Work
2001
Gerald Biberman
University of Scranton