Spirituality and the Celtic Tiger period: changes experienced by senior business leaders in the South East of Ireland

Kelly, Frank (2011) Spirituality and the Celtic Tiger period: changes experienced by senior business leaders in the South East of Ireland. Masters thesis, Waterford Institute of Technology.

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Abstract

This study explores changes experienced in the level and quality of spirituality among a representative group of business leaders from the South East region of Ireland, during the period of the ‘Celtic Tiger’, and the period since, a time of significant economic and cultural change. A phenomenological approach was adopted for the research, using a qualitative method of data collection and analysis. Eighteen semi structured in-depth interviews were conducted with business leaders,with diversity in background, business involvement, age and gender. The research found that Spirituality does have a role in work, and people cannot leave their Spirituality at home. Spirituality in work is mainly to do with values, and expressed most frequently in dealings with people. There was a change in the experience of spirituality during the Celtic Tiger period, manifested by a dilution in personal values, with an increased concentration on personal material gain.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Celtic Tiger
Departments or Groups: *NONE OF THESE*
Divisions: School of Humanities
Depositing User: Derek Langford
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2011 15:36
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2016 10:26
URI: http://repository.wit.ie/id/eprint/1642

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