The SIOP Organizational Frontiers Series
Launched in 1983 to make scientific contributions to the field, this series publishes books on cutting edge theory and research derived from practice in industrial and organizational psychology, and related organizational science disciplines. The goal of the series is to inform and stimulate research for SIOP members (students, practitioners and researchers) and people in related disciplines including other sub-disciplines of psychology, organizational behavior, human resource management, and labor and industrial relations.
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The Self at Work: Fundamental Theory and Research
The Self at Work brings researchers in industrial and organizational psychology and organizational behavior together with researchers in social and personality psychology to explore how the self impacts the workplace. Covering topics such as self-efficacy, self-esteem, self-control, power, and identification, each chapter examines how research on the self informs and furthers understanding of organizational topics such as employee engagement, feedback-seeking, and leadership. With their combined expertise, the chapter authors consider how research on the self has influenced management research and practice (and vice-versa), limitations of applying social psychology research in the organizational realm, and future directions for organizational research on the self. This book is a valuable resource for researchers, graduate students, and professionals who are interested in how research on the self can inform industrial/organizational psychology.
Editor(s)/Author(s): Edited by D. Lance Ferris, Russell E. Johnson, Constantine Sedikides
Publication Date: 12/19/2017
ISBN: 978-1-13-864-822-7 (hardback) 978-1-13-864823-4 (paperback)
Autonomous Learning in the Workplace
Traditionally, organizations and researchers have focused on learning that occurs through formal training and development programs. However, the realities of today’s workplace suggest that it is difficult, if not impossible, for organizations to rely mainly on formal programs for developing human capital.
This volume offers a broad-based treatment of autonomous learning to advance our understanding of learner-driven approaches and how organizations can support them. Contributors in industrial/organizational psychology, management, education, and entrepreneurship bring theoretical perspectives to help us understand autonomous learning and its consequences for individuals and organizations. Chapters consider informal learning, self-directed learning, learning from job challenges, mentoring, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), organizational communities of practice, self-regulation, the role of feedback and errors, and how to capture value from autonomous learning. This book will appeal to scholars, researchers, and practitioners in psychology, management, training and development, and educational psychology.
Editor(s)/Author(s): Edited by Jill E. Ellingson, Raymond A. Noe
Publication Date: 3/31/2017
Understanding the High Performance Workplace
This book asks the crucial question: When does high performance supervision become abusive supervision? As more organizations push to adopt high performance work practices (HPWP), the onus increasingly falls on supervisors to do whatever it takes to maximize the productivity of their work teams. In this rigorous, research-based volume, international contributors offer insight into how and when seemingly-beneficial workplace practices cross the line from motivation to abuse. By reviewing critical issues in both high performance work practices and abusive supervision, it illuminates the crossover between these two modes of work, and forges a path for future scholarship.
Editor(s)/Author(s): Edited by Neal M. Ashkanasy, Rebecca J. Bennett, and Mark J. Martinko
Publication Date: 8/6/2016
Big Data at Work: The Data Science Revolution and Organizational Psychology
The amount of data in our world has been exploding, and analyzing large data sets—so called big data—will become a key basis of competition in business. Statisticians and researchers will be updating their analytic approaches, methods and research to meet the demands created by the availability of big data. The goal of this book is to show how advances in data science have the ability to fundamentally influence and improve organizational science and practice. This book is primarily designed for researchers and advanced undergraduate and graduate students in psychology, management and statistics.
Editor(s)/Author(s): Scott Tonidandel, Eden King, Jose Cortina
Publication Date: 11/24/2015
Facing the Challenges of a Multi-Age Workforce
Facing the Challenges of a Multi-Age Workforce examines the shifting economic, cultural, and technological trends in the modern workplace that are taking place as a result of the aging global workforce. Taking an international perspective, contributors address workforce aging issues around the world, allowing for productive cross-cultural comparisons. Chapters adopt a use-inspired approach, with contributors proposing solutions to real problems faced by organizations, including global teamwork, unemployed youth, job obsolescence and over-qualification, heavy emotional labor and physically demanding jobs, and cross-age perceptions and communication. Additional commentaries from sociologists, gerontologists, economists, and scholars of labor and government round out the volume and demonstrate the interdisciplinary nature of this important topic.
Editor(s)/Author(s): Lisa Finkelstein, Donald Truxillo, Franco Fracccaroli, Ruth Kanfer
Publication Date: 4/10/2015
Judgment and Decision Making at Work
This book describes both laboratory and more “naturalistic” field research on judgment and decision-making, and applies it to core topics of interest to industrial and organizational psychologists: performance appraisal, employee selection, individual differences, goals, leadership, teams, and stress, among others. The book also suggests ways in which industrial and organizational psychology research can benefit the discipline of judgment and decision-making. The authors of the chapters in this book conduct research at the intersection of organizational psychology and decision-making, and consequently are uniquely positioned to bridging the divide between the two disciplines.
Editor(s)/Author(s): Edited by Scott Highhouse, Reeshad Dalal, Eduardo Salas
Publication Date: 7/9/2013
Modern Research Methods for the Study of Behavior in Organizations
The goal for the chapters in this book SIOP Organizational Frontiers series volume is to challenge researchers to break away from the rote application of traditional methodologies and to capitalize upon the wealth of data collection and analytic strategies available to them. In that spirit, many of the chapters in this book deal with methodologies that encourage organizational scientists to re-conceptualize phenomena of interest (e.g., experience sampling, catastrophe modeling), employ novel data collection strategies (e.g., data mining, Petri nets), and/or apply sophisticated analytic techniques (e.g., latent class analysis). The editors believe that these chapters provide compelling solutions for the complex problems faced by organizational researchers.
Editor(s)/Author(s): Jose Cortina, Ron Landis
Publication Date: 3/11/2013
The Psychology of Workplace Technology
Recent advances in technology have dramatically altered the manner in which organizations function, transforming the way people think about and perform their work. The implications of these trends continue to evolve as emerging innovations adapt to and are adapted by organizations, workers, and other components of the socio-technical systems in which they are embedded. A rigorous consideration of these implications is needed to understand, manage, and drive the reciprocal interplay between technology and the workplace. This edited volume brings together top scholars within and outside of the field of industrial and organizational (I-O) psychology to explore the psychological and organizational effects of contemporary workplace technologies. A special section is included at the end of the book by four experts in the field entitled Reflections and Future Directions.
Editor(s)/Author(s): Michael D. Coovert, Lori Foster Thompson
Publication Date: 5/17/2014
Using Industrial-Organizational Psychology for the Greater Good
This SIOP Organizational Frontiers volume is one of the first to show how the field of industrial-organizational psychology can help address societal concerns, and help focus research on the greater good of society. Contributions from worldwide experts showcase the power the I-O community has to foster, promote and encourage pro social efforts. Also included is commentary from an eminent group of I-O psychologists who give invaluable insights into the history and the future of I-O psychology . By presenting the prosocial contributions, from personal satisfaction and career commitment to organizational effectiveness to societal development, the imperative and easibility of using I-O psychology for the greater good becomes increasingly compelling.
Editor(s)/Author(s): Julie Olson-Buchanan, Laura Koppes Bryan, Lori Foster Thompson
Publication Date: 2/21/2013
We know that positive, fulfilling and satisfying relationships are strong predictors of life satisfaction, psychological health, and physical well-being. This edited volume uses research and theory on the need to belong as a foundation to explore various types of relationships, with an emphasis on the influence of these relationships on employee attitudes, behaviors and well-being. The book will consider a wide range of relationships that may affect work attitudes, specifically, supervisory, co-worker, team, customer and non- work relationships. The study of relationships spans many sub areas within I-O psychology and Social Psychology, specifically leadership, supervision, mentoring, work-related social support, work teams, bullying/interpersonal deviance and work/non work interface.
Editor(s)/Author(s): Lillian Turner de Tormes Eby, Tammy Allen
Publication Date: 4/24/2012
Politics in Organizations
This edited volume in the SIOP Organizational Frontiers series will be one of the first to look at the psychological factors behind politics and power in organizations. Noted contributors are from schools of management, psychology, sociology and political science. They look at the theory , research, methodology and ethical issues related to organizational politics and climates. The book is divided into three parts: Part 1 looks at the historical evolution of the field, Part 2 provides an integration of the organizational politics with important organizational behavior constructs and/or areas of inquiry, such as the chapter by Lisa Leslie and Michele Gelfand in which they discuss the implications of cross-cultural politics on expatriates and within cross-national mergers. Part 3 focuses on individual differences and organizational politics focusing on the nature of political relationships.
Editor(s)/Author(s): Gerald Ferris, Darren Treadway
Publication Date: 12/17/2011
Psychology of Negotiations in the 21st Century Workplace
In the 21st century workplace "litigation explosion" and its increasing costs and risk of lawsuit make negotiation - rather than litigation - an attractive alternative. This new volume with contributions from experts in psychology, management and other disciplines, bridges the gap between management and negotiation research. Managers, students and researchers interested in the field of negotiation will find this new book in SIOP’s organizational frontiers series of interest.
Editor(s)/Author(s): Barry Goldman, Debra Shapiro
Publication Date: 4/12/2012
Errors in Organizations
Despite the importance and prevalence of errors in organizations, there has been no attempt within the field of Industrial and Organizational psychology to create a single source that summarizes what we know regarding errors in organizations and provides a focused effort toward identifying future directions of research. This volume answers that need and provides contributions by researchers who have conducted a considerable amount of research on error occurring in the work context. Students, academics and practitioners in a wide range of disciplines, i.e., industrial organizational psychology, medicine, aviation, human factors and systems engineering, will find this book of interest.
Editor(s)/Author(s): David A. Hofmann, Michael Frese
Publication Date: 5/20/2011
Nepotism in Organizations
There is a huge elephant in the room: organizational decisions are often based on family relationships, rather than on the ‘rational’ approach advocated by many professionals. Textbooks on Human Resources, Management, Organizational Behavior, Economics, Public Administration, and a host of related areas seem to have entirely missed this important aspect of organizational decision making. This book seeks to change all of this. By clearly identifying and defining nepotism in organizations, this book pulls back the curtain on the primary basis for many of the important things that really happen in organizations, large and small. The authors skillfully weave examples of nepotism in real organizations with the usual scholarly textbook topics (hiring, leadership, employment law, career search, culture, etc.) in a way that defines an entire new field of quantitative organizational research.
Editor(s)/Author(s): Robert G. Jones
Publication Date: 9/6/2011
This text is the best single repository for a comprehensive examination of the scientific research and practical issues associated with adverse impact. Adverse impact occurs when there is a significant difference in organizational outcomes to the disadvantage of one or more groups defined on the basis of demographic characteristics such as race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, etc.
Editor(s)/Author(s): James Outtz
Publication Date: 12/29/2009
Commitment in Organizations
Commitment is one of the most researched concepts in organizational behavior. This edited book in the SIOP Organizational Frontiers series, with contributions from many scholars, attempts to summarize research and suggests new directions for studies on commitment in organizations. Commitment is linked to other concepts ie. satisfaction, involvement, motivation, and identification and is studied across cultural lines. Both the individual and group levels building and maintaining commitment are discussed.
Editor(s)/Author(s): Howard Klein, John Meyer, Thomas Becker
Publication Date: 12/22/2009
Learning, Training, and Development in Organizations
This scholarly book in SIOP’s Organizational Frontier series looks at research on enhancing knowledge acquisition and its application in organizations. It concentrates on training, design and delivery given the changing nature of work and organizations. Now that work is increasingly complex, greater emphasis will be on expertise and cognitive skills. Advances in technology such as computer simulations and web based training are necessitating a more active role for the learner in the training process. In the broad context of the organization systems, this book will promote learning and development as a continuous lifelong endeavor.
Editor(s)/Author(s): Eduardo Salas, Steve Kozlowski
Publication Date: 12/29/2009
Organizational Climate and Culture
This Organizational Frontiers series publication reveals how examining climate and culture together can advance understanding of the behavior of individuals within organizations, as well as overall organizational performance in such diverse areas as financial planning, marketing, and human resource development.
Editor(s)/Author(s): Benjamin Schneider
Publication Date: 11/23/1990
Team Effectiveness in Complex Organizations
Over the past 40 years, there has been a growing trend toward the utilization of teams for accomplishing work in organizations. Project teams, self-managed work teams and top management teams, among others have become a regular element in the corporation or military. This volume is intended to provide an overview of the current state of the art research on team effectiveness.
Editor(s)/Author(s): Eduardo Salas, Gerald Goodwin
Publication Date: 11/20/2008
Work motivation is a central issue in industrial-organizational psychology, human resource management and organizational behavior. The book adopts an overall framework that encompasses "internal"--from the person--forces and "external"-from the immediate and more distant environment--forces. It is destined to challenge scholars of organizations to give renewed emphasis and attention to advancing our understanding of motivation in work situations.
Editor(s)/Author(s): Ruth Kanfer, Gilad Chen, Robert Pritchard
Publication Date: 8/18/2008
Perspectives on Organizational Fit
This book concerns how employees consider their work lives, how well they fit their jobs, the work setting, other people, and what is important and valued in their organizations. Perspectives on Organizational Fit, a new book in SIOP's Organizational Frontiers Series, takes a scholarly look at fit in organizations: the relationship between individuals and the environments in which they find themselves. As the volume extends upon recent advances in fit theory, the contributors address how fit theory is used within selection, recruitment, diversity, and leadership teams. It also explores the integration of different fit perspectives, and clarifies the methodological and statistical issues that plague fit research.
Editor(s)/Author(s): Cheri Ostroff, Timothy Judge
Publisher: Psychology Press
Publication Date: 6/15/2007
Psychology of Conflict and Conflict Management in Organizations
This volume brings together and integrates classic and contemporary insight in conflict origins, conflict processes, and conflict consequences. In addition, it stimulates modeling conflict at work at relevant levels of analyses: the interpersonal and group, and the organizational. It is appropriate for scholars and practitioners in the areas of Industrial Organizational psychology, human resource management, organizational behavior, applied psychology and social psychology.
Editor(s)/Author(s): Carsten K. W. De Dreu, Michele Gelfland
Publisher: Psychology Press
Publication Date: 12/20/2007
Situational Judgment Tests
Situational Judgment Tests advances the science and practice of SJTs by promoting a theoretical framework, providing an understanding of best practices, and establishing a research agenda for years to come. Currently, there is no other source that provides such a comprehensive treatment of situational judgment testing. Key features of this book include:
- chapters rich with theoretical insights and future research possibilities;
- numerous implications for improving the practical applications of SJTs, which include not only SJT development and scoring, but also operational issues affecting test administration and interpretation;
- comprehensive summaries of published and unpublished SJT research;
- and chapters that address topics that are timely and current, such as issues involving the international application of SJTs and technological considerations.
This text is relevant for academics, practitioners, and students of human resource management, organizational behavior, management, and industrial/organizational psychology.
Editor(s)/Author(s): Jeff Weekley, Robert Ployhart
Publisher: Psychology Press
Publication Date: 12/16/2005
The Psychology of Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship is essential for international social and economic well-being, as new ventures are the dominant source of job creation, market innovation, and economic growth in many societies. In this book, a noted group of researchers use findings, methods, and theories of modern psychology as the basis for gaining important, new insights into entrepreneurship-and into the hearts and minds of the talented, passionate professionals who create new business ventures.
The Psychology of Entrepreneurship, a volume in the SIOP Organizational Frontiers Series, is the first book written about the psychology of entrepreneurship, and includes over 60 research questions to guide industrial organizational psychology, organizational behavior, and entrepreneurship research about entrepreneurs. It seeks to answer questions such as, how and why do some people, but not others, recognize opportunities, decide to start new ventures, and organize successful, rapidly growing new ventures?
Editor(s)/Author(s): J. Robert Baum, Michael Frese, Robert Baron
Publisher: Psychology Press
Publication Date: 7/24/2006
Discrimination at Work
This book brings together, in one volume, a review of the research on discrimination based on race, age, sexual orientation, gender, physical appearance, disability, and personality and explores the multilevel antecedents and potential bases for a general model of discrimination in the workplace.
Editor(s)/Author(s): Robert Dipboye, Adrienne Colella
Publisher: Psychology Press
Publication Date: 11/5/2004
The Dark Side of Organizational Behavior
In one comprehensive collection, The Dark Side of Organizational Behavior provides a framework for understanding the most current thinking on the negative consequences of organizational behavior. Written by experts in the field, the contributors to The Dark Side of Organizational Behavior focus on the causes, processes, and consequences of behaviors in organizations that have a negative effect on the organization and the people in them.
Editor(s)/Author(s): Anne O'Leary-Kelley, Ricky Griffin
Publication Date: 3/22/2004
Health and Safety in Organizations
Provides a review and integration of the different lines of research focusing on individual health and well-being in organizations. Explores the theoretical linkages between individual health and certain aspects of the overall health of the organization.
Editor(s)/Author(s): David Hofmann, Lois Tetrick
Publication Date: 4/11/2003
Managing Knowledge for Sustained Competitive Advantage
Positions knowledge as a unique source of competitive advantage. Discusses how I-O psychologists can not only contribute to our understanding of knowledge-based competition but also to the ability of firms to succeed in knowledge-based competition.
Editor(s)/Author(s): Angelo Denisi, Micheal Hitt, Susan Jackson
Publication Date: 3/1/2003
Personality and Work
Covers how personality affects various outcomes and behaviors, the relationship between personality and behavior in specific work settings, emerging research streams, and integrating the models and effects of various work settings on divergent outcomes and behaviors that are described throughout the book.
Editor(s)/Author(s): Ann Ryan, Murray Barrick
Publication Date: 4/4/2003
Emotions in the Workplace
Organizational research has increasingly focused on emotions at work, and this book is the first to bring together recent findings in one place and present a solid industrial-organizational research perspective on this complex area of inquiry. A concise, scholarly introduction to new developments and an overview of how basic theory and research in affect and emotions has influenced the science and practice of I-O psychology.
Editor(s)/Author(s): Ruth Kanfer, Gilad Chen, Robert Pritchard
Publication Date: 4/15/2002
Measuring and Analyzing Behavior in Organizations
Measuring and Analyzing Behavior in Organizations brings together the latest advances in measurement and data analysis, providing accessible, current discussions of measurement, applied statistics, research methods, and data analysis. The book details the range of problems that can be addressed with these new approaches, answering the more complex questions with sophisticated analyses that can extract more information from the data than simpler methods. The contributors provide workable solutions to many previously intractable problems, including those that require measuring change, studying person-environment fit, understanding the effects of error, and more.
Editor(s)/Author(s): Fritz Drasgow, Neal Schmitt
Publication Date: 11/15/2001
Work Careers brings together a stellar panel of experts from the fields of industrial and organizational psychology, counseling and clinical psychology, social psychology, organizational behavior, and human resource management. This volume offers a comprehensive exploration of how an individual's career unfolds from early childhood through retirement. Based on the most recent findings and current research, the volume also focuses on changes in the societal and organizational contexts of career development and reveals how context shapes and constrains individual career decisions.
Editor(s)/Author(s): Daniel Feldman
Publication Date: 10/4/2002
The Nature of Organizational Leadership
The quality of an organization's top leaders is a critical influence on its overall effectiveness and continuing adaptability. Yet, little current research examines leadership within the context of organizational structure, such as how leaders influence organizational performance in those key moments when an executive's action is critical to driving the organization forward. This book represents a significant contribution to the literature of leadership, combining a contextual approach to organizational leadership with an in-depth treatment of the cognitive, social, and affective dynamics underlying that leadership. The Nature of Organizational Leadership, using an interdisciplinary approach that draws from the work of scholars in both management and psychology, provides a much-need organizational perspective on the problems to confronted by top executive leaders and the requisite behaviors, attributes, and outcomes necessary to lead organizations effectively.
Editor(s)/Author(s): Richard Klimoski, Stephen Zaccaro
Publication Date: 3/21/2001
Compensation in Organizations
Join the latest debate on the issues surrounding employment compensation. In Compensation and Organizations, a number of leading I-O psychologists and researchers explore the tremendous impact that recent changes in market conditions have had on today's compensation practices and outcomes. They delve into the effects that compensation has on employee performance, satisfaction, and attraction and retention, and examine the roles of pay strategy, pay risk, and the changing employment contract on pay packages and pay outcomes. They also offer nine general principles for constructing effective incentive systems. It's a broad-ranging work that summarizes the most important trends and conclusions in this important field and highlights areas in need of further research.
Editor(s)/Author(s): Barry Gerhart, Sarah Rynes
Publication Date: 4/1/2000
Multilevel Theory, Research, and Methods in Organizations
Organizational science has never been a fully integrated discipline. Traditionally, organizational research has been conducted from three distinct points of view--the organization, the group, and the individual--although it is clear that processes occurring across all levels of an organization affect the behavior of individuals, groups, and organizations as a whole. This fragmentation has encouraged the proliferation of separate disciplines, theories, and approaches. But in this volume, two dozen experts convince readers to consider multilevel analysis in the study of virtually all phenomena that occur within organizations. By illuminating top-down, bottom-up, and A-level processes and effects within an organization, the contributors bridge the gap between macro and micro approaches with a single unified theory.
Editor(s)/Author(s): Katherine Klein, Steve Kozlowoski
Publication Date: 8/1/2013
The Changing Nature of Performance
Radical changes in the workplace continue to impact the way we measure and manage employee performance, making the human resource professional's job more complex than ever. In The Changing Nature of Performance, a stellar group of contributors offers concrete suggestions on how the HR practitioner can cope. They examine seven major change factors that continue to influence individual performance--from the shift to team-based work to the interweaving of jobs with technology--and show readers how to develop effective HR policies and practices accordingly.
Editor(s)/Author(s): Daniel Ilgen, Elaine Pulakos
Publication Date: 4/1/1999
Individual Differences and Behavior in Organizations
Fascinating insights into what influences behavior on the job. Here, leading psychologists examine the entire spectrum of individual differences and show how they affect personality, vocational interests, job performance, and work dysfunctions. Cutting-edge theory and research no manager should miss.
Editor(s)/Author(s): Kevin Murphy
Publication Date: 5/3/1996
Team Effectiveness in Complex Organizations
Get the latest perspective on teams from leading professionals in management and social, industrial, and organization psychology. You'll get the latest research perspective on teams and their nature, function, effectiveness, decision-making process, and their ability to change the face of organizational life.
This research-based resource:
* Explores the ins and outs of staffing teams, emphasizing the necessity for the right mix of skills, talents, job functions, and personalities
* Examines diversity and its effect on the group process
* Provides the latest findings on accurate measurement of team performance
* Shows the results of using information technology to help teams get work done and reshape the way individuals work together
Plus, you'll get tested models and methods for improving team effectiveness in any organizational context. Use it as a handbook on team dynamics and as a guide to a better understanding of the effect of teams on organizational design.
Editor(s)/Author(s): Eduardo Salas, Richard Guzzo
Publication Date: 3/16/1995
The Changing Nature of Work
Part of the Organizational Frontiers series, The Changing Nature of Work envisions the future nature of work, its effect on workers and organizations, and the expanded knowledge that will be needed to optimize its returns. The book examines critical post-industrial transformations in work, workers, and the experience of working and assesses the implications of those changes. It investigates what is driving change at work, what is constraining it, and where work is headed as governments, societies, and work organizations respond to its revolutionary thrust.
Editor(s)/Author(s): Edited by Ann Howard
Publication Date: 8/7/1995