December Humanistic Management PhD Network Seminar

December Humanistic Management PhD Seminar

Monday, December 7 from 12pm – 1pm Eastern.

Welcome back to IHMA’s Humanistic Management PhD Network. We support PhDs with mentoring, social support and research opportunities. We also have possibilities to connect researchers for publication work, and data gathering sites in companies and organizations connected to IHMA.

In our monthly gatherings the Humanistic Management Ph.D. network is featuring the work of selected Ph.D. students in the field to :

1) highlight their research topic

2) ask specific questions regarding their work for feedback

3) share and discuss concerns of members of the group via Zoom

Please join us on the first Monday in December as Anne Matheson presents her work entitled, “A phenomenological description of feeling not-good-enough in the workplace: The worth of worth”.


Grounded in the work on dignity in the workplace this study examines the self-evaluated experience of feeling no-good-enough from a descriptive psychology phenomenological perspective. The parts/whole were investigated through a tri-dimensional framework based on the metaphor of the cube. The horizontal dimension of facing the world related to dignity, the vertical dimension related to self-evaluation as self-esteem, and the depth dimension related to the emotive experience. At the heart of the experience is loss, disappointment and abandonment. At the foundation of the experience is self-worth.

Anne is in the final stages of her PhD at Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

Hosted by: David Wasieleski, Erica Steckler, Michael Pirson, and PJ Dillon.

All interested students and scholars are welcome!


The HM PhD Network is sponsored by the Albert P. Viragh Institute for Ethics in Business at Duquesne University.

This monthly gathering is hosted by the International Humanistic Management Association in collaboration with the Academy of Management MSR Interest Group and Social Issues in Management (SIM) Division.