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Welcome to our website! 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 preeminent 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:.

- Publication channels and research funding opportunities
- MSR events and activities at our annual and regional conferences
- A dynamic social media platform for professional networking
- Regular membership newsletters and other communications
- Professional development and mentoring opportunities
- Pracademic (scholarly and applied) tools and resources
- and more!

Whether you're a doctoral student just beginning your career, a researcher new to MSR, a seasoned scholar, or a civic, religious or business leader looking to improve your organization, our friendly, inclusive, and international community offers something for everyone.

A special thanks to all who participated in our 2013 conference held in Lake Buena Vista (Orlando), Florida. Please join us for our 2014 conference, which will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. See you there!

Warm regards,

J. Goosby Smith, MSR Chair

domain statement

Our formal MSR domain is as follows: "The study of the relationship and relevance of spirituality and religion in management and organizations. Major topics include: theoretical advances or empirical evidence about the effectiveness of spiritual or religious principles and practices in management, from approaches represented in the literature including religious ethics, spirituality and work, and spiritual leadership, as well as applications of particular religions, and secular spiritualities to work, management/leadership, organization, and the business system; and evaluation studies of the effectiveness of management approaches that nurture the human spirit in private, non-public or public institutions."(Original created December 1999; re-approved August 2000)



2012-2013 Chair Michelle French Mount St. Mary's College
Chair Elect
J. Goosby Smith
Pepperdine University
Program Chair
Orneita Burton
Abilene Christian University
PDW Chair
Kathryn Pavlovich
University of Waikato
James Edward King
University of Alabama
Kay Rudisill
Oracle USA
Past Chair
Arthur Jue
University of Phoenix
At-Large (International Affairs)
Richard Major
IAE - Universite Aix-Marseille
At-Large (Communications)
Kathryn Goldman-Schuyler
Alliant International University
At-Large (Community Building)
Kim Nolan
Burlington College
At-Large (Doctoral Consortium)
Judi Neal
University of Arkansas


MSR Retreat
Richard Peregoy
University of Dallas
Lee Robbins
Golden Gate University
Research Incubator
Matthew Mitchell
Drake University
Emily Lean
Union University
Gilbert Tan Yip Wei
Lee Kong Chian School of Business
Arthur Jue
Univ. of Phoenix
Kay Rudisill
Listserv Moderator
Oracle Corporation
J. Goosby Smith
AOM Connect Coordinator
Pepperdine University
Yu-Ming Kuo Webmaster National Chung Chen University
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
JMSR Sandra King Kauanui Editor Florida Gulf Coast University

Past Chairs

Arthur Jue
University of Phoenix
2006 David Trott St Edwards University
Debu Mukerji
Macquarie University
Marjolein Lips-Wiersma
University of Canterbury
Keiko Krahnke
University of Northern Colorado
Sandra King
CA State Polytechnic Univ. Pomona
Kathy Lund Dean
Idaho State University
Lee Robbins
Golden Gate University
Margaret Benefiel
Andover Newton Theological
Judith Neal
Association for Spirit at Work
2007 Robert Giacalone Temple University
Gerald Biberman
University of Scranton
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