M. Joseph Sirgy Endowed Track on Well-Being and Policy
Named for an ISQOLS leader and pioneer in the advancement of the theme of well-being and policy, contributions made to the “M. Joseph Sirgy Endowed Track” will permanently endow a track on “Well-Being and Policy” to be held as part of each ISQOLS international conference program. This track will include as least two sessions consisting of three or more participants whose research activities overlap with the purpose of this endowment.
Sessions organized by each Conference Program Committee will represent topical areas on the theme “Well-Being and Policy.” Such topical areas could be, but are not limited to the development and implementation of policy guided by quality-of-life and well-being research. Policy is defined broadly to include public policy, managerial policy, educational policy, economic policy, public health policy, healthcare policy, etc.
Only the income earned from this Fund will be used to support the endowed track.
M. JOSEPH (JOE) SIRGY is a management psychologist (Ph.D., U/Massachusetts, 1979), and the Virginia Tech Real Estate Professor of Marketing at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in the USA. He has published extensively in the area of quality of life (QOL) and well-being research. He co-founded the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS) and served as its Executive Director/Treasurer and as Development Co-Director. He received several awards from ISQOLS: the Distinguished Fellow Award, the Distinguished QOL Researcher Award, and Service Excellence Award. He co-founded and edited the journal, Applied Research in Quality of Life (the flagship journal of ISQOLS) as well as several book series at Springer International Publishing. His latest book series is Human Well-Being and Policy-Making. Examples of his recent co-authored/co-edited books include:
- The Pursuit of Human Well-Being: The Untold Global History;
- Community Quality-of-Life Indicators: Best Cases VI;
- The Psychology of Quality of Life: Hedonic Well-Being, Life Satisfaction, and Eudaimonia;
- Work and Quality of Life: Ethical Practices in Organizations;
- Tourism and Quality-of-Life Research: Enhancing the Lives of Tourists and Residents; and
- Handbook of Social Indicators and Quality-of-Life Research.