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Robert J. Vallerand and Nathalie Houlfort

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190648626

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190648626.001.0001

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On Passion for Work

On Passion for Work

A Brief History and an Introduction

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(p.3) 1 On Passion for Work
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Passion for Work
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Robert J. Vallerand

Nathalie Houlfort

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190648626.003.0001

Passion has long been mentioned in the field of work. This chapter introduces the book by discussing the relevance of studying passion at work. A short history of the passion construct at large is followed by how the passion construct has been understood and studied in organizational research. Following a presentation of the definition of the passion construct, this introductory chapter ends by briefly summarizing the perspective of each chapter, thereby outlining the contribution of each one.

Keywords:   passion for work, relevance, duality of passion, philosophy, work, passion, history of passion, definition of passion

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