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The Role of Embedded Individual Values, Belief and Attitudes and Spiritual Capital in Shaping Everyday Postsecular Organizational Culture

Stokes, Peter; Baker, Christopher and Lichy, Jessica. 2016. The Role of Embedded Individual Values, Belief and Attitudes and Spiritual Capital in Shaping Everyday Postsecular Organizational Culture. European Management Review, 13(1), pp. 37-51. ISSN 1740-4754 [Article]

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This paper investigates the values, beliefs and attitudes (VBA) held by individual employees within business environments which motivate and shape behavior in the workplace, and the extent to which VBA reveal roots and drivers linked to spiritual capital (and associated capitals). Building on early authorial work (Baker, Stokes, Lichy, Atherton, 2011), and referring to literature from theology and religion, as well as business organization and management, the paper discusses the critical and dialectical relationship between different forms of capital (for example, social, human, economic), modernistic, ‘hard’ cultures and issues of managerialism and alternative critical, ‘soft’ frameworks and sources of ethics and values – and their impact on the business setting. It will do this primarily by proposing a new typological model showing the dynamic and potentially progressive interplay between spiritual, human, bridging and linking forms of social capital within corporate and public settings and explores their implications for management. This typological model is derived from original research using in-depth semi-structured interviews from three different organizations in North West England and North Wales, to determine the extent to which notions of the postsecular and spiritual capital may operate in workplaces.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1111/emre.12065

Keywords:

values; beliefs; attitudes; (VBA); social capital; postsecular; spiritual capital

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Social, Therapeutic & Community Engagement (STaCS)

Dates:

DateEvent
1 April 2016Published
8 January 2016Published Online

Item ID:

21848

Date Deposited:

09 Oct 2017 12:13

Last Modified:

09 Oct 2017 12:13

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/21848

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