MSR is 18 years old and focuses on interdisciplinary theoretical and applied research and pedagogy related to the relevance and relationship of spirituality and religion in management. MSR is a friendly, supportive and diverse community. I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you who make the MSR spirit come alive through your dedication and efforts to this Interest Group – during this year and in all of the past years. - We now have new technology to serve each member and to connect MSR members and friends from around the world with a new discussion format and interactive features of the new MSR community microsite.
This is a very excited time in the MSR community for several reasons:
2- And this is the time of the year when we are anticipating our MSR PDW and Scholarly Program sessions and our opportunities to meet MSR members and friends in Chicago this August. MSR also offers our members many opportunities to engage in a range of other important activities such as attending ** the MSR Research and Publication Consortium on Thursday - August 9th, ** the MSR Dinner- Friday evening; ** Early Morning MSR Guided Meditations, Saturday-Tuesday; ** Sunday: 1) the MSR and Friends session; 2) the MSR Business Meeting followed by 3) the MSR Social Gathering; ** Monday, the MSR Plenary; and finally on ** Tuesday , after all AOM sessions end, - the MSR Retreat.
Click on EVENTS Menu on this MSR Community microsite - and look for those events that you need to register for. They are underlined above.
Join us at Chicago, Illinois in 2018 to engage in and experience all of this for yourself!
3- Beyond the 2018 AOM Annual meetings MSR will organize online sessions throughout the year – which can support professional development for researcher, teacher and practitioners in organizations and build community within MSR. This will add more international networking and opportunities for collaborative project development among members and friends.
If you are already a member of MSR, thank you for your continued participation and contributions. We are confident that your work in MSR will have significant, far-reaching effects!
For others we hope you will choose MSR as one of your groups of choice when you renew your AOM membership! We believe you will find that wonderful things happen when you connect and engage in MSR through your membership - throughout the year. Your membership also helps to ensure a growing, vital and healthy MSR community and helps to develop the MSR field. Memberships also adds to the amount of program time the AOM allots for MSR within the AoM program every year.
How to Join MSR Now:
To join Academy of Management (AOM) go to aom.org. On the home page look to the right side and click on the orange box that has JOIN in it. You will see that included in your membership is your choice to join 2 different groups within AOM. If you already are a member of AOM and have chosen 2 groups .... just a reminder: you can always join more than two groups. If you have 2 already and want to add MSR – the cost to join MSR now – is $7.00 annually. https://aom.org/iMIS/Members/createaccount
We hope our community will be your community and that you will join us on this journey and become an engaged member when you renew your AOM membership. Contact me if you would like to share ideas that could nurture and develop MSR, have questions and/or want to volunteer to work with MSR folks to help strengthen MSR's ability to serve all members and help them to make a difference that really makes a difference in this MSR field, with our students, with leaders and organizations, and for those in the next generations - for well-being and flourishing of all.