Taking an interdisciplinary approach, this volume reflects diverse scholarly contributions to understanding meaningful work from philosophy, political theory, psychology, sociology, organizational studies, and economics.
This handbook examines the concept, practices, and effects of meaningful work in organisations and beyond. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, it reflects diverse scholarly contributions from philosophy, political theory, psychology, sociology, organisational studies, and economics.
Table of Contents
Part I: The Philosophy of Meaningful Work 1: Joanne B Ciulla: The Moral Conditions of Work 2: Norman E. Bowie: Dignity and Meaningful Work 3: Keith Breen: Meaningful Work and Freedom: Self-Realization, Autonomy, and Non-Domination in Work 4: Ron Beadle: Work, Meaning, and Virtue 5: Todd S. Mei: Work and the Meaning of Being 6: Neal Chalofsky and Elizabeth Cavallaro: To Have Lived Well: Well-Being and Meaningful Work Part II: Processes of Meaningfulness 7: Christopher Michaelson: Do We Have to Do Meaningful Work? 8: Nancy Harding: Identity and Meaningful/Meaningless Work 9: Adrian Madden and Catherine Bailey: Self-Transcendence and Meaningful Work 10: Tatjana Schnell, Thomas Hoege, and Wolfgang G. Weber: 'Belonging' and Its Relationship to the Experience of Meaningful Work 11: Laura Boova, Michael G. Pratt, and Douglas A. Lepisto: Exploring Work Orientations and Cultural Accounts of Work: Towards a Research Agenda for Examining the Role of Culture in Meaningful Work 12: Michael F. Steger: Meaning in Life and In Work Part III: The Experience of Meaningful Work 13: Ruth Simpson, Natasha Slutskaya, and Jason Hughes: Meanings and Dirty Work: A Study of Refuse Collectors and Street Cleaners 14: Carol L. Pavlish, Roberta J. Hunt, Hui-wen Sato, and Katherine Brown-Saltzman: Finding Meaning in the Work of Caring 15: Rebecca Taylor and Silke Roth: Exploring Meaningful Work in the Third Sector 16: Ryan D. Duffy, Jessica England, and Bryan J. Dik: Callings 17: Brad Shuck: Does My Engagement Matter?: Exploring the Relationship Between Employee Engagement and Meaningful Work in Theory and Practice 18: Heather Hofmeister: Work Through a Gender Lens: More Work and More Sources of Meaningfulness 19: Dennis Tourish: Leadership and Meaningful Work Part IV: Contexts and Boundaries of Meaningful Work 20: Douglas R. May, Jiatian (JT) Chen, Catherine E. Schwoerer, and Matthew D. Degg: Fostering the Human Spirit: A Positive Ethical Framework for Experiencing Meaningfulness at Work 21: Duncan Gallie: Direct Participation and Meaningful Work: The Implications of Task Discretion and Orgnizational Participation 22: Matthew Hall: Accounting for Meaningful Work 23: Evgenia I. Lysova: Meaningful Work and Family: How Does the Pursuit of Meaningful Work Impact One's Family? 24: Marjolein Lips-Wiersma: Does Corporate Social Responsibility Enhance Meaningful Work? A Multi-Perspective Theoretical Framework 25: Sebastiaan Rothmann, Laura Anne Weiss, and Johannes Jacobus Redelinghuys: Cultural, National and Individual Diversity and their Relationship to the Experience of Meaningful Work 26: Marc Thompson: Bringing Political Economy Back-in: A Comparative Institutionalist Perspective on Meaningful Work 27: Ruth Yeoman: The Meaningful City: Towards a Theory of Public Meaningfulness, City Institutions and Civic Work