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Understanding Psychological Contracts at Work

Understanding Psychological Contracts at Work Author Neil Conway
ISBN-10 9780199280643
Release 2005-11-17
Pages 226
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How can we understand the relationship between employer and employee? What determines the give and take of such relationships and what happens when they go wrong? This text is a comprehensive overview of what is now the major way of trying to understand the employment relationship - the concept of the psychological contract.



Understanding Psychological Contracts at Work A Critical Evaluation of Theory and Research

Understanding Psychological Contracts at Work A Critical Evaluation of Theory and Research Author Neil Conway
ISBN-10 0199280649
Release 2005-11-17
Pages 244
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How can we understand the relationship between employer and employee? What determines the give and take of such relationships and what happens when they go wrong? This book is the first to provide a comprehensive and critical overview of what is now the major way of trying to understand the employment relationship - the concept of the psychological contract.Written contracts often specify very little in terms of the important details about what we are prepared to do for our employer and what we want back in return. The psychological contract considers these implicit or unwritten aspects of the employment relationship. What do employees really expect from work? What happens when the contract, or 'the deal', with their employer is broken? How well does the psychological contract help us understand what happens at work between an employee andtheir employer? Is the idea of practical value in managing employees? How can our understanding of this important concept be developed in the future?Starting with a history of the concept, from its emergence in the 1960s through to it finding wider acceptance in the 1990s, the authors trace the conflicting and changing definitions of the psychological contract. The shifting meaning of the concept allows possible methodological and conceptual weaknesses of the psychological contract to be explored, such as the conceptual emphasis on process within the employment relationship, which has so far been neglected by researchers. The authors startto address this issue by considering whether employees and employers can use what is known about the psychological contract to better manage the employment relationship.Written to provide a comprehensive yet critical introduction to the topic, Understanding Psychological Contracts at Work will be key reading for advanced students, lecturers, and researchers in Organizational Psychology, Organization Studies, Management Studies, Human Resource Management, Occupational Psychology; and professionals and practitioners in Occupational Psychology, Management Consultancy, Human Resource Management, Careers and Career Management, Career Counselling, WorkplaceTraining.



Psychological Contracts in Organizations

Psychological Contracts in Organizations Author Denise Rousseau
ISBN-10 9781506320380
Release 1995-05-18
Pages 264
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The organizational, social and psychological meanings of contracts, both written and unwritten, are the focus of this volume. The author addresses a number of important topics including contract making, interpretation of contracts, contract violations, strategies for changing contracts and contracts evolving from circumstances relevant to the 1990s. In addition, a thought-provoking discussion of how contracts are linked to an organization's strategy and its human resource practices is included. The book concludes with an assessment of societal trends that point to large scale changes in future employment contracts.



The Psychological Contract Managing And Developing Professional Groups

The Psychological Contract  Managing And Developing Professional Groups Author George, Christeen
ISBN-10 9780335216123
Release 2009-10-01
Pages 160
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The book seeks to make sense of the organizational experiences of the professional worker by drawing on several areas of research, including the psychological contract, social identity theory, theories of career development and retention. The author uses real-life examples and short case studies to situate psychological theory within organizations.



Human Resource Management Theory and Research on New Employment Relationships

Human Resource Management Theory and Research on New Employment Relationships Author Dianna L. Stone
ISBN-10 9781681236964
Release 2016-10-01
Pages 263
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This volume of the series Research in Human Resource Management (HRM) focuses on a number of important issues in HRM and OB including performance appraisal, political skill, gratitude, psychological contracts, the philosophical underpinnings of HRM, pay and compensation messages, and electronic human resource management. For example, the first article by Cleveland and Murphy considers a very controversial issue (i.e., the reasons that organizations are abandoning the use of performance appraisal). The next article by Harris, Ferris, Summers, and Munyon is extremely interesting, and focuses on how composite political skills (e.g., social astuteness, interpersonal influence ) helps individuals develop productive work relationships in organizations. The third article by Scandura and Sharif presents a very innovative model of gratitude in organizations, and the authors argue that gratitude is essential for maintaining positive social relations in organizations. The fourth article by Suazo and StoneRomero provides an extremely comprehensive review of the theory and research on psychological contracts in organizations from 19602015. The subsequent article by Bae, Kang and Kim presents a very unique perspective on HRM, and considers the philosophical underpinnings of the field. The sixth article by Murray, Dulebohn, Roehling, and Werling presents a very innovative model to explain the role that organizational messages about changes in pay or compensation systems have on anticipatory pay satisfaction. The final article in the series by Johnson, Thatcher, and Burleson presents a thoughtprovoking framework for understanding the key role that information technology (IT) plays in the field of HRM. The series should be useful to researchers and doctoral students in the fields of HRM, OB, and Industrial and Organizational Psychology. It should also be relevant for doctoral courses and scientistpractitioners in these fields.



Employment Contracts Psychological Contracts and Employee Well Being

Employment Contracts  Psychological Contracts  and Employee Well Being Author David E. Guest
ISBN-10 9780199542697
Release 2010-07-22
Pages 327
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The book covers seven countries: Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and the UK, as well as Israel as a comparator outside Europe. Data was collected from over 5,000 workers in over 200 organizations, and from both permanent and temporary workers, as well as from employers. --



The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Behavior

The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Behavior Author Julian Barling
ISBN-10 9781446206614
Release 2008-07-24
Pages 776
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This milestone handbook brings together an impressive collection of international contributions on micro research in organizational behavior. Focusing on core micro organizational behaviour issues, chapters cover key themes such as individual and group behaviour. The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Behavior Volume One provides students and scholars with an insightful and wide reaching survey of the current state of the field and is an indespensible road map to the subject area. The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Behavior Volume Two edited by Stewart R Clegg and Cary L Cooper draws together contributions from leading macro organizational behaviour scholars.



Psychological Contracts in Employment

Psychological Contracts in Employment Author Denise Rousseau
ISBN-10 0761916814
Release 2000-05-17
Pages 324
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The relationship between workers and firms are changing worldwide. Nowhere is this more evident than in the psychological contracts of employment. This book combines the cross-national perspectives of organizational scholars from thirteen countries to examine how societies differ in the nature of psychological contracts in employment and how global business initiatives are bridging these differences. The contributors include social scientists with deep knowledge of the particular societies they describe, and whose personal scholarship involves psychological contract phenomena locally as well as abroad. Readers of Denise Rousseau's award winning book, Psychological Contract in Organizations (Sage 1995) will welcome the extension of this ground-breaking work into the global arena.



The Psychological Contract Managing And Developing Professional Groups

The Psychological Contract  Managing And Developing Professional Groups Author George, Christeen
ISBN-10 9780335216123
Release 2009-10-01
Pages 160
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The book seeks to make sense of the organizational experiences of the professional worker by drawing on several areas of research, including the psychological contract, social identity theory, theories of career development and retention. The author uses real-life examples and short case studies to situate psychological theory within organizations.



Encyclopedia of Management Theory

Encyclopedia of Management Theory Author Eric H. Kessler
ISBN-10 9781506307794
Release 2013-03-01
Pages 1056
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In discussing a management topic, scholars, educators, practitioners, and the media often toss out the name of a theorist (Taylor, Simon, Weber) or make a sideways reference to a particular theory (bureaucracy, total quality management, groupthink) and move on, as if assuming their audience possesses the necessary background to appreciate and integrate the reference. This is often far from the case. Individuals are frequently forced to seek out a hodgepodge of sources varying in quality and presentation to provide an overview of a particular idea. This work is designed to serve as a core reference for anyone interested in the essentials of contemporary management theory. Drawing together a team of international scholars, it examines the global landscape of the key theories and the theorists behind them, presenting them in the context needed to understand their strengths and weaknesses to thoughtfully apply them. In addition to interpretations of long-established theories, it also offers essays on cutting-edge research as one might find in a handbook. And, like an unabridged dictionary, it provides concise, to-the-point definitions of key concepts, ideas, schools, and figures. Features and Benefits: Two volumes containing over 280 signed entries provide users with the most authoritative and thorough reference resources available on management theory, both in terms of breadth and depth of coverage. Standardized presentation format, organized into categories based on validity and importance, structures entries so that readers can assess the fundamentals, evolution, and impact of theories. To ease navigation between and among related entries, a Reader’s Guide groups entries thematically and each entry is followed by Cross-References. In the electronic version, the Reader’s Guide combines with the Cross-References and a detailed Index to provide robust search-and-browse capabilities. An appendix with a Chronology of Management Theory allows readers to easily chart directions and trends in thought and theory from early times to the present. An appendix with Central Management Insights allows readers to easily understand, compare, and apply major theoretical messages of the field. Suggestions for Further Reading at the end of each entry guide readers to sources for more detailed research and discussion. Key themes include: Nature of Management Managing People, Personality, and Perception Managing Motivation Managing Interactions Managing Groups Managing Organizations Managing Environments Strategic Management Human Resources Management International Management and Diversity Managerial Decision Making, Ethics, and Creativity Management Education, Research, and Consulting Management of Operations, Quality, and Information Systems Management of Entrepreneurship Management of Learning and Change Management of Technology and Innovation Management and Leadership Management and Social / Environmental Issues PLUS: Appendix of Chronology of Management Theory PLUS: Appendix of Central Management Insights



Employee Organization Linkages

Employee   Organization Linkages Author Richard T. Mowday
ISBN-10 9781483267395
Release 2013-09-17
Pages 264
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Employee-Organization Linkages: The Psychology of Commitment, Absenteeism, and Turnover summarizes the theory and research on employee-organization linkages, including the processes through which employees become linked to work organizations, the quality of such linkages, and how linkages are weakened or severed. The text identifies the determinants of employee commitment, absenteeism, and turnover, as well as their consequences for the individual, work groups, and the larger organization. The book also presents conceptual models on how employees become committed to, decide to be absent from, and decide to leave their organizations. Human resource practitioners, managers, employers, and industrial psychologists will find the book very informative and insightful.



Information Systems Management Organization and Control

Information Systems  Management  Organization and Control Author Daniela Baglieri
ISBN-10 9783319079059
Release 2014-07-15
Pages 304
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This book explores the diversity of topics, views and perspectives focused on the relationship between information systems, organizations and managerial control. It brings together theories and practices by a diverse group of scholars working in different disciplines: organization, management, accounting, information systems development, human-computer interaction. The volume is divided into three sections, each one focusing on a specific theme: organizational change, innovation and information and communication technologies; organizational control, accounting and information systems; information, knowledge and project management practices. The book is based on a selection of the best research papers - original double blind peer reviewed contributions of the annual conference of the Italian chapter of AIS, held in Milan, Italy in December 2013.



Handbook of Employee Commitment

Handbook of Employee Commitment Author John P. Meyer
ISBN-10 9781784711740
Release 2016-09-28
Pages 576
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A high level of employee commitment holds particular value for organizations owing to its impact on organizational effectiveness and employee well-being. This Handbook provides an up-to-date review of theory and research pertaining to employee commitment in the workplace, outlining its value for both employers and employees and identifying key factors in its development, maintenance or decline. Including chapters from leading theorists and researchers from around the world, this Handbook presents cumulated and cutting-edge research exploring what commitment is, the different forms it can take, and how it is distinct from related concepts such as employee engagement, work motivation, embeddedness, the psychological contract, and organizational identification.



The Employer Brand

The Employer Brand Author Ms Helen Rosethorn
ISBN-10 9781409458487
Release 2012-09-28
Pages 248
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The culture an organisation cultivates as an employer is just as important to its success as the brand image of its products or services. A culture that is at odds with the organisation's commercial activities is a very powerful signal to customers, employees and other stakeholders; it is a signal that will impact on the employers' sales, market reputation, share value and their ability to attract and retain the kind of employees that they need. In fact, employer branding is a complex process that involves internal and external customers, marketing and human resource professionals. Helen Rosethorn's book puts the whole topic into context, it explores some of the shortcomings of employer branding initiatives to date and provides a practical guide to the kind of strategy and techniques organisations need to embrace in order to make the most of their employer brand. At the heart of the book is the concept of the strategic employee lifecycle and ways in which an organisation should engage with potential, current and past employees. The Employer Brand focuses on the experiences and perspectives of organisations that have applied employer brand practices. It is a book about marketing – and the relationship of customers and employees; about culture – and the need for fundamental change in the role of the human resources function; about psychology – and the changing aspirations of the next generation of employees; and about hard-nosed business – and the tangible and intangible benefits of a successful employer branding strategy and how to realize them.



International Perspectives on Crowdfunding

International Perspectives on Crowdfunding Author Jérôme Méric
ISBN-10 1785603159
Release 2016
Pages 269
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Descriptive inquiries on crowdfunding are multiplying but it remains a fuzzy subject for research and reflexivity. This book gathers the best recent research outcomes on the managerial and social impact of this new practice.



The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Public Policy

The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Public Policy Author Michael Tonry
ISBN-10 9780199844654
Release 2011
Pages 640
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Much of the scholarly literature and principal books on criminal justice and crime control policy take the operations of the criminal justice system, the causes of crime and delinquency, theories about crime and justice, and crime prevention as the central topics for study and policy analysis. But law enforcement and public officials create policy responses to specific crimes, not broad categories of offenses. In order to develop the most effective policies, one needs to understand why particular crimes occur and what approaches might best prevent them or minimize the harm they cause. Taking this fresh perspective, The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Public Policy offers a comprehensive examination of crimes as public policy subjects. Michael Tonry, a leading authority on criminology, has brought together the most distinguished active scholars in the field to present a wide-ranging overview and analysis of violent and sexual crimes, property crimes, transactional crimes, transnational crimes, and crimes against morality. The crimes investigated range from often-discussed offenses (homicide, auto theft, sexual violence) to those that only recently began to receive attention (child abuse, domestic violence, environmental crimes); it includes new crimes (identity theft, cybercrime) as well as age-old crimes (drug abuse, gambling, prostitution). Written in a straightforward and accessible manner, each chapter explains why crimes happen, how often, and what we know about efforts to prevent or control them. Aimed at a wide audience of scholars, students, and policy makers, the Handbook is the definitive reference work on crimes and public policy responses to them.



Unobtrusive Measures

Unobtrusive Measures Author Eugene J. Webb
ISBN-10 0761920110
Release 2000
Pages 220
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Thirty-five years ago, the four authors of this book addressed the problem of validity in social science research. This revised edition builds on the earlier version's drive to justify novel techniques of survey and archival research. Richly illustrated throughout, the purpose of this book is to authorize and motivate ingenuity in obtaining information. The authors combine very different methods so that research results can withstand the `threats to validity' which so frequently invalidate single-measure, conventional research.