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dc.contributor.authorDahles, Heidi
dc.contributor.authorKoning, Juliette
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T16:12:08Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T16:12:08Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.date.modified2014-02-06T22:05:49Z
dc.identifier.issn13954199
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/56526
dc.description.abstractThis article explores the ongoing conversion of ethnic Chinese managers in Indonesia and Malaysia to charismatic Christianity, a movement characterized by experiential spirituality, healing, and prophesying. The spiritual turn among ethnic Chinese managers is positioned against the growing literature on spirituality in organizations and the acclaimed need for managers to bring spirituality to work in order to enhance efficiency and employee well-being under the present Zeitgeist of growing global competition and organizational change. An important missing link, however, in this instrumentalist literature is a contextualized approach to the inner meanings of religion-based spirituality in the lives of the managers involved. By analyzing the experiences as narrated by converted managers in Indonesia and Malaysia against the background of their cultural, political, social and economic context - in casu the ethno-religious power relations at national levels -, this article takes the analysis beyond the goal-oriented leadership literature. Additionally, it applies a comparative approach to show that the spiritual turn may have divergent meanings to actors in different contexts. The outcomes of the research illustrate that religion-based spirituality among ethnic Chinese managers in Indonesia and Malaysia is empowering at the managerial level but also at the ethnic level. In the latter case however, this empowerment is quite differently constituted.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherHandelshoejskolen i Koebenhavn
dc.publisher.placeDenmark
dc.publisher.urihttp://cjas.dk/index.php/cjas/article/viewArticle/2174
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom5
dc.relation.ispartofpageto37
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalCopenhagen Journal of Asian Studies
dc.relation.ispartofvolume27
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchInternational Business
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOther Studies in Human Society
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150308
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1699
dc.titleSpiritual power: Ethnic Chinese managers and the rise of charismatic Christianity in Southeast Asia
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2009
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorSchnetzinger, Heidi


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