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Can managers afford to be oblivious to the religious commitments of their employees, or is religion an important factor in management? Are all religions the same, or is religion an important form of diversity that managers need to take into account? This article explains why managers need to know about how members of different religions, owing to their different cultural environments and upbringing, come with different motivations, morals, and identities, and makes the case for greater attention in management to the topic of religion.

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Adam Cohen

Adam Cohen

University of Pennsylvania

Adam B. Cohen (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania) is Associate Professor of psychology at Arizona State University, USA. His research focuses on the cultural psychology of religion. He is the author of about 80 published articles and chapters, and the editor of Culture...

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Joseph Barbour

Joseph Barbour

Arizona State University

Joseph E. Barbour is a graduate student of social psychology at Arizona State University. Broadly, his research interests include cultural identity, cultural transitions, and identity-based decision making. He examines these phenomena in both national culture and non...

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