Ethical mindsets, aesthetics and spirituality: a mixed-methods approach analysis of the Australian services sector
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This thesis reports on an interpretive mixed-methods approach research conducted in the Australian services sector. Deriving from two different yet related literatures on aesthetics and spirituality, this thesis focuses on the examination of ethical mindsets. Data was collected through an online survey of 223 respondents and focus groups interviews with 20 participants. Analysis of the quantitative and qualitative data suggests the presence of aesthetic spirituality and religious spirituality, along with optimism, harmony and balance, contentment, personal truth, making a difference, and interconnectedness as ethical mindsets components. Although this research does not support universal conclusions, the relationship between ethics, spirituality, and aesthetics identified in the Australian services sector might be replicated elsewhere. [cont'd].
Winner: 2010 EFMD/Emerald Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in the Management and Governance Category
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Issa, Theodora; Pick, David (2010)The aim of this paper is to examine the existence of ethical mindsets in the Australian Services Sector and to investigate the role of spirituality and aesthetics in this phenomenon. Employing an interpretive mixed methods ...
Issa, Theodora; Pick, David (2010)The aim of this article is to define and delineate an ethical mindset. In deploying an interpretive mixed-methods analysis of the Australian services sector, data were collected through an online survey on 223 respondents ...
Issa, Theodora; Pick, David (2012)This chapter is an edited section derived from the PhD thesis by Dr. Theodora Issa under the title ‘Ethical mindsets, aesthetics and spirituality: A mixed-method approach analysis of the Australian Services Sector’ a ...