Work as calling and unethical pro-organisational behaviour

Rafi Chowdhury, Aditi Jamil

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Over the past two decades, researchers in organizational behavior have shown
considerable interest in work as calling (Thompson and Bunderson 2019). Duffy et al. (2018, p. 426) define work as calling as “an approach to work that reflects seeking a sense of overall purpose and meaning and is used to help others or contribute to the common good, motivated by an external or internal summons”. Individuals living their calling through work believe that they are engaged in meaningful, purpose-driven work contributing to the welfare of stakeholders. Research has identified positive organizational/individual outcomes, e.g.
greater work satisfaction, career adaptability etc., when employees perceive a presence of calling (Thompson and Bunderson 2019).
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusUnpublished - 1 Dec 2023
EventAustralasian Business Ethics Network Annual Conference 2023 - Macquarie University City Campus, Sydney, Australia
Duration: 30 Nov 20231 Dec 2023 (Conference website)


ConferenceAustralasian Business Ethics Network Annual Conference 2023
OtherOur three conference themes can be treated as independent as well as inter-dependent. This is deliberate to ensure sufficient scope and space for debate and dialogue. We welcome broad inter-disciplinary and theoretical/conceptual and empirical contributions; the conference offers a forum through which various ethical and sustainability-oriented challenges in business and society can be discussed.
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