2017 – 5th IAMSR Conference, May 18-20

Leadership, Spirituality & Education
IAMSR Conference

International Association of Management, Spirituality & Religion
Fayetteville, Arkansas May 18, 2017 – May 20, 2017

Details available at:  www.eventmobi.com/iamsr2017info.

Quick Updates

Andre Delbecq’s passing has hit many of us hard.  Andre had agreed to give the opening keynote at the IAMSR conference and we will miss him greatly.  We will honor Andre as a person and as a scholar, including a symposium to recognize his impact on both practitioners and academics in the field Management, Spirituality and Religion.

Transformative Teaching Track:  A growing number of teachers in higher education want to go beyond simply conveying knowledge and skills.  Exploratory research in MSR revealed an array of creative approaches to stimulate students to reflection deeply on what kind of persons they wish to become and how they will contribute to the society.  The Transformative Teaching and Learning PDW sponsored by MED at AOM brought together a diverse group of passionate people who had only a couple of hours to learn and share.  The transformative teaching track at IAMSR invites scholars to explore approaches, best practices, student responses, obstacles and more over the entire two and a half days of the conference!

The Management Teaching Review will do a special issue, open only to participants in IAMSR. This will provide an excellent forum for innovative teaching ideas and practices to reach a wider audience.  For more on the criteria for selection, go to the MTR Website:  https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/management-teaching-review/journal202457#description

Springer Publishers has expressed interest in publishing a volume of selected papers from IAMSR.  Nick Philipson will conduct a workshop on publishing in the field.

First Call for Papers

The Tyson Center for Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace is proud to host the fifth International Association of Management, Spirituality & Religion conference on the theme of Leadership, Spirituality & Education.

Dates: Thursday, May 18, 2017 through Saturday, May 20, 2017
Place: Fayetteville, Arkansas
Venue: University of Arkansas, Sam M. Walton College of Business

This 2.5-day event brings together academics and practitioners from around the world who engage in the study, training and dissemination of workplace spirituality. We are looking for contributions on the theme of the conference, to include: leadership & spirituality, educating for character and moral clarity, world religions & leadership, management education & spirituality; and a range of business management topics in the context of the conference theme: OB, HRM, marketing, strategy, entrepreneurship, accounting, ethics.

The conference will run two parallel tracks: an Academic Track of papers reporting on the latest in theory development and empirical research findings; and a Professional Development Workshop Track showcasing the latest in practice and skills development. Additionally, the conference will feature poster sessions and symposia.

Important Dates and Contact Information

Registration Information
Standard conference fee: $450 USD

Conference fee includes welcome reception, one breakfast, two lunches, shuttles during the conference and transportation to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. An optional social dinner at Crystal Bridges is available for $100 USD, includes open bar.

Conference Contact

Blythe Eggleston, Conference Coordinator, beggleston@walton.uark.edu

Cultural Program

A cultural program will focus on the Walton Museum and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. Designed by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie, and nestled around two creek-fed ponds, Crystal Bridges boasts an exceptional collection of American art spanning five centuries, an outdoor sculpture garden and a house designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

Optional Activities

On the Sunday following the conference, activities featuring the acclaimed beauty of the Ozark Mountains will be available. Options depend on interest and will include:

– Hiking
– Biking
– Canoe/Kayak excursions

U.S. News and World Report recently ranked Fayetteville as the third best place to live in America, based on quality of life and its welcoming community spirit.


Spring brings lush vegetation and mild temperatures to the Ozarks. The average high is 76 degrees and the average low is 56 (25 – 13 C) with occasional rains.

Conference Organizers
Daniel Harris
                  Director, Tyson Center for Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace
                  Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas
Judi Neal
                  President, Judi Neal & Associates
                  Board Member, International Association for Management, Spirituality and Religion
Yochanan Altman
                  Co-Chair, International Association of Management, Spirituality and Religion
                  Professor of International HRM, Middlesex University, London, UK

Blythe Eggleston
Conference Coordinator, Tyson Center for Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace

Scientific Committee
Simon Dolan, ESADE, Barcelona
Jody Fry, Texas A&M University
Anne Gombault, Kedge Business School, Bordeaux
David Miller, Princeton University
Alan Au Kai Ming, Hong Kong Open University
Michael Muller-Camen, WU, Vienna
Erna Oldenbloom, Orakel B.V. Cape Town
Taran Patel, Grenoble School of Business
Catherine Voynnet-Fourboul, University of Paris
Kari O’Grady, Loyola University Maryland
Jawad Syed, University of Huddersfield
Arie Reshef, University of Haifa
Orneita Burton, Abilene Christian University
Eleni Tzouranami, University of London
Monika Kostera, Jaggielonian University, Kraków
Hervé Colas, CHD Avexi, Paris
Ramnath Narayanswamy, IIM, Bangalore
Sumona Mukhuty, University of Hull
Sandra Kauanui, Florida Gulf Coast University
Christopher Neck, Arizona State University