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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 editors: Riivari, Elina; Malin, Virpi; Jääskelä, Päivikki; Lukkari, Teija

Parent publication: Business Ethics and Care in Organizations

Parent publication editors: Fotaki, Marianna; Islam, Gazi; Antoni, Anne

ISBN: 978-0-367-14060-1

eISBN: 978-0-429-02994-3

Journal or series: Routledge Studies in Business Ethics

Publication year: 2020

Number in series: 20

Pages range: 157-171

Number of pages in the book: 306

Publisher: Routledge

Place of Publication: New York

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429029943-10

Publication open access: Not open

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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.

Keywords: working life; work engagement; meaningfulness; universities; organisational culture

Contributing organizations

Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2020

JUFO rating: 3

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