Sub-theme 45: Critical Perspectives on Corporate Mindfulness and Workplace Spirituality

Ronald E. Purser, San Francisco State University, USA
Hugh Willmott, Cass Business School, City University London, & Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University, UK
Massimo Tomassini, Roma Tre University & Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
Session I: Thursday, July 07, 11:00 to 12:30, G1
- Group Discussion -
Chair: Ron Purser, Hugh Willmott, Massimo Tomassini
Session II: Thursday, July 07, 14:00 to 15:30
- Parallel Stream -
Parallel Stream A: Mindfulness and Embodiment - Room: G1
Chair: Ron Purser
Gazi Islam and Marie Holm
Banking on mindfulness: Presence and performance in a financial risk office
Lasse Lychnell
Corporate mindfulness as embodied practice: An empirical study of the emergence of mindfulness-related organizational phenomena
Ilmari Kortelainen
Bodily knowledge of mindfulness in techno-culture
Parallel Stream B: Critical Investigations of Corporate Mindfulness - Room: H1
Chair: Hugh Willmott
Stefan Häfliger
The economics of mindfulness or the evolution of shadows
Thomas Nielsen and Ingo Kleindienst
Organizational mindfulness: A critical review
Mette Lund Kristensen
Corporate mindfulness and workplace spirituality in an era of acceleration: A critical inquiry
Session III: Thursday, July 07, 16:00 to 17:30, G1
- Group Discussion -
Chair: Massimo Tomassini
William Van Gordon, Edo Shonin, Tim Lomas and Mark D. Griffiths
Corporate use of mindfulness and authentic spiritual transmission: Competing or compatible ideals
Henrika Franck and Paul Savage
The Sacred Other: Sameness and otherness in workplace spirituality
Richard J. Badham and Elizabeth King
Mindfulness and organization: A literature re-view
Session IV: Friday, July 08, 09:00 to 10:30
- Parallel Stream -
Parallel Stream A: Discourses of Mindfulness - Room: G1
Chair: Hugh Willmott
Linda Kantor
On productivity, power and multiple perspectives: what do participants say about mindfulness training for organisations?
Mira Karjalainen
Westernization, scientification and commodification of mindfulness in corporate world
Steven Stanley and Charlotte Longden
Constructing the mindful subject: Interaction, power and ideological dilemma in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction inquiry sequences
Parallel Stream B: Buddhist Perspectives on Corporate Mindfulness - Room: H1
Chair: Ron Purser
Mai Vu, Rachel Wolfgramm and Chellie Spiller
Organizational mindfulness and mindlessness: The art of non-attachment in Buddhist Skillful Means
Vivek Khanna and Prabhjot Khanna
Critical perspectives on corporate mindfulness and workplace spirituality
Jane Qiu and David Rooney
Corporate mindfulness and its unintended consequences on employee well-being: A four-stage mindfulness development model
Session V: Friday, July 08, 14:00 to 15:30, G1
- Round Table -
Chair: Ron Purser
Edwin Ng
Paying attention with the analytic of governmentality: The critique of mindfulness and the mindfulness of critique
Clare Rigg
Being in the world, not just in the mind: Considering contrasting traditions of mindfulness for critical reflection
Kevin Healey
Dreaming the virtual: Transforming the digital economy through contemplative practice
Session VI: Saturday, July 09, 09:00 to 10:30, G1
- Round Table -
Chair: Hugh Willmott
Jaime Kucinskas
Deconstructing a “mindful organization”: An ethnography of an American mindfulness center
Melissa Fisher
Global elites and the rise of corporate feminist spirituality
Deborah Brown, Shahzad (Shaz) Ansari and Kamal A. Munir
Elite led social movements: Co-optation, counter movements and maintenance of the status quo
Session VII: Saturday, July 09, 11:00 to 12:30, G1
- Group Discussion -
Chair: Ron Purser, Hugh Willmott, Massimo Tomassini