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Positive Organizational Behavior

by Debra Nelson and Cary L Cooper SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
04/2007
ISBN:
9781412912136
Format:
Pbk 240 pages
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Positive Organizational Behaviour is emerging as a truly contemporary movement within the classic discipline of organizational behaviour.

The best work of leading scholars is gathered together in one edited collection. Chapters study the states, traits and processes that compromise this exciting new science. In addition to mapping the field, this collection goes one step further and invites noted experts to identify the methodological challenges facing scholars of Positive Organizational Behaviour.

Positive Organizational Behaviour constitutes the study of positive human strengths and competencies, how it can be facilitated, assessed and managed to improve performace in the workplace . Its roots are firmly within positive psychology but transplanted to the world of work and organizations. This book showcases the cutting edge of this an exciting and challenging new area within Organizational Behavior. It should be read by anyone who is interested in extending their knowledge of this field.

PART ONE: INTRODUCTION AND FRAMEWORKS
Positive Organizational Behavior - Debra L Nelson and Cary L Cooper
An Inclusive View
Psychological Capital - Fred Luthans, Carolyn M Youssef, and Bruce J Avolio
Investing and Developing Positive Organizational Behavior
Healthy, Productive Work - James Campbell Quick and Marilyn Macik-Frey
Positive Strength through Communication Competence and Interpersonal Interdependence
Eustress at Work - Bret L Simmons and Debra L Nelson
Extending the Holistic Stress Model
PART TWO: POSITIVE STATES, TRAITS AND PROCESSES
Positive Emotion in Organizations - Neal M Ashkanasy and Claire E Ashton-James
A Multi-Level Framework
Thriving in Organizations - Gretchen Spreitzer and Kathleen Sutcliffe
Explaining Vigor - Arie Shirom
On the Antecedents and Consequences of Vigor as a Positive Affect at Work
Ethical Leadership - Linda Klebe Trevino and Michael E Brown
A Developing Construct
The Positive Role of Political Skill in Organizations - Pamela L Perrewe, Gerald R Ferris, Jason S Stoner, and Robyn L Brouer
Forgiveness in Organizations - Kim Cameron
Self-Engagement at Work - Thomas W Britt et al
The Benefits and Possible Costs of Positive Core Self-Evaluations - Timothy A Judge and Charlice Hurst
A Review and Agenda for Future Research
PART THREE: METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES IN POB RESEARCH
A Look at Two Methodological Challenges for Scholars Interested in Positive Organizational Behavior - Thomas A Wright
Positive Psychological Capital - Laura M Little, Janaki Gooty and Debra L Nelson
Has Positivity Clouded Measurement Rigor?