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Feeling Good and Being Inspired on Campus : Meaningful Work in Academia (2020)

Riivari, E., Malin, V., Jääskelä, P., & Lukkari, T. (2020). Feeling Good and Being Inspired on Campus : Meaningful Work in Academia. In M. Fotaki, G. Islam, & A. Antoni (Eds.), Business Ethics and Care in Organizations (pp. 157-171). Routledge. Routledge Studies in Business Ethics, 20. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429029943-10

JYU authors or editors

Publication details

All authors or editorsRiivari, Elina; Malin, Virpi; Jääskelä, Päivikki; Lukkari, Teija

Parent publicationBusiness Ethics and Care in Organizations

Parent publication editorsFotaki, Marianna; Islam, Gazi; Antoni, Anne



Journal or seriesRoutledge Studies in Business Ethics

Publication year2020

Number in series20

Pages range157-171

Number of pages in the book306


Place of PublicationNew York

Publication countryUnited States

Publication languageEnglish


Publication open accessNot open

Publication channel open access

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/67302


Theories related to good and caring organisations have gained interest amongst researchers. In particular, the concept of meaningful work has been under discussion recently in academia. This study contributes to knowledge of the concept of meaningful work by examining it from the perspective of good and caring organisations in the higher education context. Our focus this chapter is on the positive opportunities individual lecturers have to make their own work meaningful and to promote their students’ experiences of meaningfulness. The empirical findings are based on the analysis of qualitative data collected from a management course with special attention to relational features, such as dialogue, collaboration and communication, that have been found to be crucial to meaningful work and good organisations.

Keywordsworking lifework engagementmeaningfulnessuniversitiesorganisational culture

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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2020

JUFO rating3

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