The Future of Scholarship in Management, Spirituality, and Religion: Diversity and the Creative Nexus

  • Donald W. McCormick


The future of the field of management, spirituality, and religion (MSR) is promising. Two trends drive changes in the field that are over the horizon: increased diversity in the academy and greater interaction between MSR and other fields and disciplines. As the academy becomes more diverse, the field of management, spirituality, and religion will become less culturally, religiously, and ethnically biased. Currently, there is a bias toward the spiritual and religious interests of those of us who teach and publish about MSR, and most of us are liberal, upper middle class, American whites. As a result, the topics examined in the field of MSR do not reflect the range of spiritual and religious interests of people in the USA as a whole, much less the world. This chapter explores this growing diversity and also offers examples from the intersection of MSR with fields and topics such as human resources, motivation, and most importantly—business ethics, as well as the intersection with disciplines outside of business.


Business Ethic Harvard Business Review Workplace Spirituality Spiritual Development Transcendental Meditation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ManagementCollege of Business and EconomicsNorthridgeUSA

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