What We Do

IAMSR’s mission is to initiate, facilitate, produce and deliver academic and evidence-based knowledge on the role and place of spirituality in today’s world of work. We aim to probe deeper and wider into our know-how of managing and organising, by recourse to the wisdoms of all faiths and beliefs (including non-faiths) and by reference to organizational, managerial and related fields of knowledge and practice.

We are dedicated to working toward the development of theory and best practice, the exchange of ideas and to enable a forum for debate, through the dissemination of cutting-edge knowledge, scientifically validated.

We do that through two dedicated forums: the Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion (JMSR) and the IAMSR bi-annual international conferences, held at different venues all over the world.

JMSR – now in its 17th year – is the first port of call for academics in this fast expanding scholarly area. JMSR serves three large communities: (1) students, scholars and practitioners of spirituality in the context of work, (2) management academics and practicing managers, and (3) religious studies scholars and religious leaders within their roles as managers and organizers of people, events, institutions and places of learning.

The Journal aims to help cross-fertilization in these communities. It wishes to encompass – without prejudging any belief (or none) – a multitude of interests and concerns. Our sole criterion is academic rigour and scientific merit. We are proud to have the most prominent scholars in the field worldwide associated with the journal.

IAMSR bi-annual conferences are designed to serve as a meeting place for academics engaged in the study and teaching of workplace spirituality and related religious issues; and for practitioners – management consultants, professionals and practicing managers, engaged in practice relevant to spirituality and religion at the workplace. Our first conference was held in Vienna, Austria in 2010, our second conference was in Bangalore, India in 2012, the third was held in Lourdes, France in 2013, the fourth in Barcelona, Spain in 2015, and our fifth conference took place in Fayetteville, Arkansas in 2017.  We are currently considering venues for our next international conference in 2020.

Both our Barcelona and Fayetteville conferences were co-sponsored by the Management, Spirituality & Religion Special Interest group of the Academy of Management