International Journal of Organizational Analysis, Volume (28), No (3), Year (2019-12) , Pages (655-676)

Title : ( Workplace spirituality as a source for competitive advantage: an empirical study )

Authors: fahimeh saadatyar , Mojtaba Poursalimi , Omar Al-Tabbaa , Michela Iannotta ,

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Purpose – This paper aims to theorize and empirically examines the role of perceived spirituality in developing organization competitiveness. Design/methodology/approach – The paper adopts a quantitative approach, where the structural equation modeling approached was applied to analyze a unique dataset collected from 550 health-care staff in two international hospitals in Iran. Findings – The results show that although the workplace spirituality (WS) can indirectly enhance the development of competitive advantages by affecting the level of organizational commitment; however, the direct relationship of WS and competitive advantage has a higher path coefficient than its indirect one. Also, interestingly, it is found that, although WS affects the three dimensions of organizational commitment (affective, continuance and normative commitment), but only WS by mediating role of affective commitment can affect the competitive advantage at understudied hospitals. Originality/value – This study makes important theoretical contributions by conceptualizing and validating the effect of WS on the development of organization competitive advantage. As such, the authors explicate the commitment-related paths through which WS can affect organization overall performance.


, Competitive advantage, Organizational commitment, Workplace spirituality, Hospital
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author = {فهیمه سعادت یار and Poursalimi, Mojtaba and Omar Al-Tabbaa and Michela Iannotta},
title = {Workplace spirituality as a source for competitive advantage: an empirical study},
journal = {International Journal of Organizational Analysis},
year = {2019},
volume = {28},
number = {3},
month = {December},
issn = {1934-8835},
pages = {655--676},
numpages = {21},
keywords = {Competitive advantage; Organizational commitment; Workplace spirituality; Hospital},


%0 Journal Article
%T Workplace spirituality as a source for competitive advantage: an empirical study
%A فهیمه سعادت یار
%A Poursalimi, Mojtaba
%A Omar Al-Tabbaa
%A Michela Iannotta
%J International Journal of Organizational Analysis
%@ 1934-8835
%D 2019