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The Employment Relationship : Examining Psychological and Contextual Perspectives - Jacqueline A-M. Coyle-Shapiro

The Employment Relationship

Examining Psychological and Contextual Perspectives

By: Jacqueline A-M. Coyle-Shapiro (Editor), Lynn M. Shore (Editor), M. Susan Taylor (Editor), Lois E. Tetrick (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st April 2004
ISBN: 9780199269136
Number Of Pages: 400

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During the last fifteen years, researchers have shown increasing interest in the exchange relationship between the employee and employer. Until now, the literatures examining the employment relationships have tended to operate either from the employer or the employee perspectives and have typically approached the topic from a single discipline be it psychology, sociology, human resource management, organizational behavior, industrial relations, law or economics. Failure to consider multiple perspectives has created a fragmented understanding of the employment relationship. This volume incorporates social exchange, economics, industrial relations, legal and justice theory perspectives. In addition, chapters have been written by authors that reflect the full international body of research on the employment relationship and provide information about legislation, governance and cultural differences across nations. The conceptual and empirical foundations for understanding the employment relationship from these different theoretical perspectives facilitates the establishment of the convergent and discriminant validity of the psychological contract and the investments-contributions models of the employment relationship in relation to related exchange constructs such as perceived organizational support and leader-member exchange. The interdisciplinary and international nature of the employment relationship literature reviewed and integrated in this volume provides a richness that is rarely available in studies of the workplace, and many new and provocative ideas are presented in this volume. Bringing these perspectives together provides greater comprehensiveness, clarity, synthesis and understanding of the employment relationship. This volume is designed to promote the thinking of scholars on the employment relationship area. It will also have relevance to practitioners primarily through the implications of this multi-disciplinary perspective. The volume offers implications of a holistic, multi-disciplinary, international, conceptualization of the employment relationship for theory development, empirical research and measurement and policy.

Industry Reviews

`The book focuses on a highly important topic with both scholarly and social significance. It contains papers by a number of prominent scholars and takes an interdisciplinary perspective. It is a must read for scholars and Ph.D. students across the disciplines interested in the employment relationship. The book will serve as a base for substantial future research on this critical topic.' Mike Hitt Texas A&M `This is by far the most comprehensive, authoritative, and scholarly work of a extraordinarily complex phenomenon from multiple perspectives and multiple disciplines. It is a must read for anyone interested in understanding the why, how, when and the so what in the relationship between employees and the firm. It is rich with new insights for both the researchers and the managers, a truly outstanding contribution to the field. ' Anne S. Tsui, Motorola Professor of International Management, Arizona State University

The Nature of the Employment Relationship from Social Exchange, Justice, Industrial Relations, Legal, and Economic Literatures 1: Jacqueline A-M. Coyle-Shapiro and Neil Conway: The Employment Relationship Through the Lens of Social Exchange 2: Robert Folger: Justice and Employment: Moral Retribution as a Contra-Subjugation Tendency 3: John Kelly: Industrial Relations Approaches to the Employment Relationship 4: Mark V. Roehling: Legal Theory: Contemporary Contract Law Perspectives and Insights for Employment Relationship Theory 5: Richard N. Block, Peter Berg, and Dale Belman: The Economic Dimension of the Employment Relationship 6: Jacqueline A-M. Coyle-Shapiro, M. Susan Taylor, Lynn M. Shore, and Lois E. Tetrick: Commonalities and Conflicts Between Different Perspectives to the Employment Relationship: Towards a Unified Perspective Examining Constructs to Capture the Exchange Nature of the Employment Relationship 7: Lynn M. Shore, Lyman W. Porter, and Shaker A. Zahara: Employer-Oriented Strategic Approaches to the Employee-Organization Relationship 8: Elizabeth Wolfe Morrison and Sandra L. Robinson: The Employment Relationship from Two Sides: Incongruence in Employees' and Employers' Perceptions of Obligations 9: Linn Van Dyne and Jennifer Butler Ellis: Job Creep: A Reactance Theory Perspective on Organizational Citizenship Behavior as Over-Fulfillment of Obligations 10: Robert Eisenberger, Jason R. Jones, Justin Aselage, and Ivan L. Sucharski: Perceived Organizational Support 11: Robert C. Liden, Talya N. Bauer, and Berrin Erdogan: The Role of Leader-Member Exchange in the Dynamic Relationship Between Employer and Employee: Implications for Employee Socialization, Leaders, and Organization Developing an Integrative Perspective of the Employment Exchange: Creating a Whole that is More than the Sum of Individual Parts: Looking Toward the Future 12: M. Susan Taylor and Amanuel G. Tekleab: Taking Stock of Psychological Contract Research: Assessing Progress, Addressing Troublesome Issues, and Setting Research Priorities 13: René Schalk: Changes in the Employment Relationship Across Time 14: Lois E. Tetrick: Understanding the Employment Relationship: Implications for Measurement and Research Design 15: David R. Hannah and Roderick D. Iverson: Employment Relationships in Context: Implications for Policy and Practice 16: Lynn M. Shore, Lois E. Tetrick, Jacqueline A-M. Coyle-Shapiro, and M. Susan Taylor: Directions for Future Research

ISBN: 9780199269136
ISBN-10: 0199269130
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 1st April 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.75