Professor Maryolein Lips-Wiersma

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Professor

Email: marjo.lipswiersma@aut.ac.nz

ORCID: ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6965-334X

Academic appointments:

  • Professor of Ethics and Sustainability Leadership, AUT (2015 - ongoing)

Qualifications:

  • PhD, University of Auckland

Overview:

Marjolein Lips-Wiersma is Professor of Ethics and Sustainability Leadership at AUT, focused on researching how sustainability leads to more meaning and well-being. She also researches the roles and responsibilities of sustainability officers, what processes people use to evaluate their work as worthy, what (new) organisational forms are required to speed up the sustainability agenda and has an ongoing interest in engaging young people in sustainability issues in ways that empowers them to act.

As a world expert in the field of meaningful work, Marjo’s research on meaningful work is used in a variety of organisations in countries around the world and she is co-director of “Map of Meaning International” which aims to help organisations to create and maintain meaningful work.

She is also a member of the University Sustainability Taskforce and heads the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative in the AUT Business School.

Marjo has published in journals such as the Journal of Organizational Behavior, Leadership Quarterly, Group & Organization Management, Journal of Management Inquiry and the Journal of Business Ethics and has been a member of several editorial boards. She has taught organisational behaviour, ethics, sustainability, responsible leadership, career management and qualitative research methods at undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA levels. She has successfully supervised to completion a number of honours, master's and doctoral candidates in these areas.

Research interests:

Ethics, Sustainability, Meaningful Work ( existential and spiritual approaches to)

Teaching summary:

Ethics, Sustainabilityk, Qualitative Research Methods

Research outputs:

Books

  • Lips-Wiersma, M., & Morris, L. (2018). The map of meaningful work: A practical guide to sustaining our humanity. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

  • Lips-Wiersma, M., & Morris, L.. (2017). The Map of Meaningful Work: Sustaining our humanity in the world of work. Second, fully revised and updated edition. London: Routledge. doi:10.0000/s11111-111-1111-1

Journal articles

  • Both-Nwabuwe, J., Lips-Wiersma, M., Dijkstra, M., & Beersma, B. (2020). Understanding the autonomy- meaningful work relationship in nursing: A theoretical framework. Nursing Outlook, 68(1), 104-113. doi:10.1016/j.outlook.2019.05.008

  • Both-Nwabuwe, J., Lips-Wiersma, M., Dijkstra, M., & Beersma, B. (2019). Nurses’ experience of individual, group-based and professional autonomy. Nursing Outlook, 67(6), 734-746. doi:10.1016/j.outlook.2019.05.002

  • Bailey, C., Lips-Wiersma, M., Madden, A., Yeoman, R., Thompson, M., & Chalofsky, N. (2019). The five paradoxes of meaningful work: Introduction to the special issue ‘meaningful work: Prospects for the 21st century’. Journal of Management Studies, 56(3), 481-499. doi:10.1111/joms.12422

  • Lips-Wiersma, M. S., Haar, J., & Wright, S. (2018). The effect of fairness, responsible leadership and worthy work on multiple dimensions of meaningful work. Journal of Business Ethics, 18 pages. doi:10.1007/s10551-018-3967-2

  • Lamm, F., & Lips-Wiersma, M. (2018). A disaster waiting to happen: Silently silencing stakeholders at the Pike River Coal Mine. Journal of Industrial Relations, 60(4), 560-583. doi:10.1177/0022185618774595

  • Grant, P., Lips-Wiersma, M., & Soebagio, V. (2017). Developing essential competencies of sustainability educators: Teaching and modelling systems thinking through partnership learning. Journal of Business Ethics Education, 14. Retrieved from http://www.neilsonjournals.com/JBEE/abstractjbee14grantlips.html

  • Lips-Wiersma, M., & Allan, H. (2017). The student voice in Critical Leadership Education: An exploration of student– faculty partnership learning in sustainability education. Leadership. doi:10.1177/1742715016688563

  • Lips-Wiersma, M., Wright, S., & Dik, B. (2016). Meaningful work: Differences among blue-, pink-, and white-collar occupations. Career Development International, 21(5). doi:10.1108/CDI-04-2016-0052

  • Lips-Wiersma, M., Souter, A., & Wright, S. (2015). The lived experience of meaningful work. New Zealand Journal of Human Resources Management, 15(2). Retrieved from http://www.nzjhrm.org.nz/Site/Articles/2015_Folder/Special_Issue_2015.aspx

  • Lips-Wiersma, M. (2014). A personal or systems concept? An investigation of meaningful work. Japanese Journal of Administrative Science, 27(2). doi:10.5651/jaas.27.159

  • Chaston, J., & Lips-Wiersma, M. (2014). When spirituality meets hierarchy: Leader spirituality as a double-edged sword. Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion, 12(2). doi:10.1080/14766086.2014.938244

  • Lips-Wiersma, M., & Mills, A. J. (2014). Understanding the basic assumptions about human nature in workplace spirituality: Beyond the critical versus positive divide. Journal of Management Inquiry, 23(2). doi:10.1177/1056492613501227

  • Algera, P. M., & Lips-Wiersma, M. (2012). Radical authentic leadership: Co-creating the conditions under which all members of the organization can be authentic. The Leadership Quarterly, 23(1). doi:10.1016/j.leaqua.2011.11.010

  • Lips-Wiersma, M., & Wright, S. (2012). Measuring the meaning of meaningful work: Development and validation of the comprehensive meaningful work scale (CMWS). Group and Organization Management, 37(5). doi:10.1177/1059601112461578

  • Giacalone, R. A., Fry, J., Hopfl, H., Dean, K. L., Sheep, M., Lips-Wiersma, M., & Bell, E. (2011). Editorial. Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion, 8(4), 279-280. doi:10.1080/14766086.2011.633756

  • Giacalone, R. A., Fry, J., Hopfl, H., Dean, K. L., Sheep, M., Lips-Wiersma, M., & Bell, E. (2011). Editorial introduction. Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion, 8(3), 193-194. doi:10.1080/14766086.2011.602820

  • Giacalone, R. A., Fry, J., Hopfl, H., Dean, K. L., Sheep, M., Lips-Wiersma, M., & Bell, E. (2011). Editorial. Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion, 8(2), 99-100. doi:10.1080/14766086.2011.582684

  • Giacalone, R. A., Fry, J., Hopfl, H., Lund-Dean, K., Sheep, M., Lips-Wiersma, M., & Bell, E. (2010). Editorial introduction. Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion, 7(4), 255-256. doi:10.1080/14766086.2010.524726

  • Giacalone, R. A., Hopfl, H., Lund-Dean, K., Bell, E., Fry, L. W., Sheep, M., . . . Kolodinsky, R. W. (2010). Editorial introduction. Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion, 7(3), 191-192. doi:10.1080/14766086.2010.500006

  • Giacalone, R. A., Hopfl, H., Lund-Dean, K., Bell, E., Fry, L. W., Sheep, M., & Lips-Wiersma, M. (2010). Editorial introduction. Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion, 7(2), 93-94. doi:10.1080/14766081003750127

  • Lips-Wiersma, M., Lund Dean, K., & Fornaciari, C. J. (2009). Theorizing the dark side of the workplace spirituality movement. Journal of Management Inquiry, 18(4), 288-300. doi:10.1177/1056492609339017

  • Lips-Wiersma, M., & Morris, L. (2009). Discriminating between 'meaningful work' and the 'management of meaning'. Journal of Business Ethics, 88(3), 491-511. doi:10.1007/s10551-009-0118-9

  • Altman, Y., Biberman, J., Fry, J., Giacalone, B., & Lips-Wiersma, M. (2009). The editorial team. Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion, 6(1). doi:10.1080/14766080802648540

  • Lips-Wiersma, M., & Hall, D. T. (2007). Organizational career development is not dead: A case study on managing the new career during organizational change. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 28(6), 771-792. doi:10.1002/job.446

  • Lips-Wiersma, M. (2006). The role of spiritual retreats in higher education: The necessity for, and difficulties with, reflection on lasting values in a new public management context. Public Administration and Development, 26(2), 123-133. doi:10.1002/pad.399

  • Lips-Wiersma, M., & Mcmorland, J. (2006). Finding Meaning and Purpose in Boundaryless Careers: A Framework for Study and Practice. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 46(2), 147-167. doi:10.1177/0022167805283776

  • Lips-Wiersma, M. (2004). Furthering management and spirituality education through the use of paradox. Journal of Management Education, 28(1), 119-133. doi:10.1177/1052562903252645

  • Lips-Wiersma, M. (2003). Making conscious choices in doing research on workplace spirituality: Utilizing the "holistic development model" to articulate values, assumptions and dogmas of the knower. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 16(4), 406-425. doi:10.1108/09534810310484163

  • Lips-Wiersma, M. (2002). Analysing the career concerns of spiritually oriented people: Lessons for contemporary organizations. Career Development International, 7(7), 385-397. doi:10.1108/13620430210449911

  • Lips-Wiersma, M. (2002). The influence of spiritual “meaning-making” on career behavior. Journal of Management Development, 21(7), 497-520. doi:10.1108/02621710210434638

  • Lips-Wiersma, M., & Mills, C. (2002). Coming out of the closet: Negotiating spiritual expression in the workplace. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 17(3), 183-202. doi:10.1108/02683940210423097

Book chapters

  • Lips-Wiersma, M., & von Hirshberg, H. (2017). Meaningful work. In Oxford Bibliographies (pp. 1-27). Oxford Online: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/obo/9780199846740-0129

  • Lips-Wiersma, M. (2013). A Bahá'í perspective on the nature and purpose of work. In J. Neal (Ed.), Handbook of Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace: Emerging Research and Practice (pp. 119-126). New York, USA: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-5233-1_8

  • Lips-Wiersma, M., & Morris, L. (2013). Understand it or destroy it: Why every leader needs to understand meaningful work. In J. Neal (Ed.), Handbook of Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace: Emerging Research and Practice (pp. 223-236). New York, USA: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-5233-1_14

  • Nilakant, V., & Lips-Wiersma, M. (2012). The duty of corporate management: From the perspective of dharma. In J. Buckingham, & V. Nilakant (Eds.), Managing Responsibility: Alternative Approaches to Corporate Management and Governance (pp. 67-92). Farnham, UK: Taylor and Francis Group.

  • Lips-Wiersma, M. (2011). Bahá'í perspective on business and organization. In Handbook of Spirituality and Business (pp. 179-186). doi:10.1057/9780230321458

  • Lips-Wiersma, M., & Nilakant, V. (2008). Practical compassion: Toward a critical spiritual foundation for corporate responsibility. In Spirituality in Business: Theory, Practice, and Future Directions (pp. 51-72). doi:10.1057/9780230611887

  • Lips-Wiersma, M. (2008). Workplace spirituality, towards what purpose?. In The SAGE Handbook of New Approaches in Management and Organization (pp. 167-169). doi:10.4135/9781849200394.n28

Conference contributions

  • Lips-Wiersma, M. (2017). Don't mention the S-word. In Working Papers Series on Social Responsibility, Ethics and Sustainable Business Vol. 6 (pp. 27). Berlin: ASE Publishing. Retrieved from http://www.csrconferences.org/

  • Grant, P., & Lips-Wiersma, M. (2017). Organisational culture conducive to sustainability: The perspective of the sustainability officer. In European Business Ethics Network Annual Conference. Jyvaskyla. Retrieved from http://www.eben-net.org/?q=content/eben-annual-conference-2013

  • Algera, P.., & Lips-Wiersma, M. (2016). The nature and management of sustainability tensions: An empirical investigation into exemplary values-driven business. In 19th International Symposium on Ethics, Business and Society (pp. 18). Barcelona. Retrieved from http://www.iese.edu/

  • Grant, P., & Lips-Wiersma, M. (2016). Developing sustainability competencies: Empirical study of an undergraduate sustainability course. In European Business Ethics Network’s Annual Conference 2016. Nottingham.

  • Lips-Wiersma, M., & Alan, H.. (2016). A student perspective on critical leadership education. In 5th Annual Australian Business Ethics network (ABEN) conference. Sydney.

  • Lips-Wiersma, M., & Nilakant, V. (2007). Practical compassion: Towards a critical spiritual foundation for corporate responsibility. In Academy of Management 2007 Annual Meeting: Doing Well by Doing Good, AOM 2007.

  • Lips-Wiersma, M., & Nilakant, V. (2007). Practical compassion: Towards a critical spiritual foundation for corporate responsibility. In Academy of Management 2007 Annual Meeting: Doing Well by Doing Good, AOM 2007. doi:10.5465/ambpp.2007.26529720

Other outputs

  • Lips-Wiersma, M., & McGhee, P. (2020). Insights on NZ sustainability professionals 2020 Report. Oxygen Consulting, Sustainable Business Network, Sustainable Business Council. Retrieved from https://www.oxygen-consulting.co.nz/

  • Lips-Wiersma, M., & Von Hirshberg, I. (2017). Meaningful Work. Oxford Publications. doi:10.1093/OBO/9780199846740-0129

  • Fry, J., Hopfl, H., Dean, K. L., Sheep, M., Lips-Wiersma, M., & Bell, E. (2012). Editorial introduction. In Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion (Iss. 3). doi:10.1080/14766086.2012.731631

  • Giacalone, R. A., Fry, J., Hopfl, H., Dean, K. L., Sheep, M., Lips-Wiersma, M., & Bell, E. (2012). Editorial. In Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion (Iss. 2). doi:10.1080/14766086.2012.691691

  • Giacalone, R. A., Hopfl, H., Lips-Wiersma, M., Bell, E., Fry, L. W., Sheep, M., & Lund-Dean, K. (2010). Editorial introduction. In Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion (Vol. 7, Iss. 1, pp. 1-2). doi:10.1080/14766080903497284

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