Call for Papers
The Princeton University Faith & Work Initiative is seeking researchers to participate in furthering its understanding of the intersection of faith and work through a series of working papers. The Faith & Work Initiative (FWI) seeks to broaden research directly related to hypothesized faith and work issues which are foreseen as having the greatest relevance in the next decade. Specifically, the proposed research topics (listed below) are intended to support and enhance the development of the FWI present research endeavor, The Integration Box (TIB). The TIB is a theory posited by David W. Miller in his book “God at Work” (Oxford University Press, 2007). The TIB theorizes four manifestations of how faith is realized in the workplace: ethics, expression, experience and enrichment. The theory is currently undergoing rigorous testing, following best practice social science methods, through the development of a psychometric scale designed to measure the four manifestations.
The researcher or researchers assigned to the working papers will develop a research paper thesis in coordination with the FWI director and other assigned research personnel. The broad categories of research topics include, but are not limited to Leadership; Organizational Culture; Organizational Outcomes and Performance; Corporate Social Responsibility and Pro-social Behavior; Human Resource Issues; and Human Rights and Legal Issues. Other subjects not covered under these topics are also welcome.
The researcher(s) will be expected to complete the working paper in 6-9 month period, where upon the working paper(s) will be posted to the FWI web site. The paper’s content will be property of the author(s) and the FWI initiative and cannot be cited without express permission of the authors and/or the FWI initiative. The working papers are intended to be used to generate open academic discussion when posted on the web site, used in FWI symposia and finally to be developed either into an academic publication or a chapter in a book sponsored by the FWI director and research personnel.
Researchers who are interested in submitting a working paper should contact the Faith & Work Initiative with a letter of interest to Jonathan Lea (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Princeton University Faith & Work Initiative, 5 Ivy Lane, Princeton, NJ 08542, USA . The letter should include a brief explanation of your qualifications and reason for interest in the topic, your CV, a description of which working paper research topic is of interest, your suggested thesis ideas, and a short annotated bibliography. Click here for more information. Researchers may also be solicited and appointed at the behest of the FWI director. Other questions may be directed to Professor Timothy Ewest, Assistant Professor of Business Administration at Wartburg College and Visiting Research Collaborator, Princeton University (email@example.com).