Spiritual Intelligence at Work: Meaning, Metaphor, and Morals

ISBN: 978-0-76231-067-8, eISBN: 978-1-84950-245-0

ISSN: 1529-2096

Publication date: 12 December 2003


For those interested in the contemporary “spirituality movement” – advocates, critics, or spectators – and especially how it affects today’s business organizations, the idea of intelligent spirituality, as discussed here, provides a useful set of precise criteria to evaluate some of the many changes which are occurring in corporate America and are defended under the banner of spirituality in business. Can one distinguish, for example, between legitimate and illegitimate spirituality? Are some forms of spirituality more useful than others? To what extent can spirituality play a positive role in contemporary business? Is spirituality necessarily related to coerciveness and intolerance in business? This paper explores the assumptions of intelligent spirituality and attempts to answer these questions.


Pava, M.L. (2003), "INTELLIGENT SPIRITUALITY IN BUSINESS: A DEWEYAN CONCEPTION", Pava, M.L. and Primeaux, P. (Ed.) Spiritual Intelligence at Work: Meaning, Metaphor, and Morals (Research in Ethical Issues in Organizations, Vol. 5), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 63-93.

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