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Positive Organizational Behavior

Positive Organizational Behavior

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Organizational Behavior

April 2007 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Positive Organizational Behavior is emerging as a truly contemporary movement within the classic discipline of organizational behavior.

The best work of leading scholars is gathered together in one edited collection. Chapters present 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 behavior.

Positive Organizational Behavior constitutes the study of positive human strengths and competencies, how it can be facilitated, assessed and managed to improve performance 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.

Debra L Nelson and Cary L Cooper
Positive Organizational Behavior
An Inclusive View

Fred Luthans, Carolyn M Youssef, and Bruce J Avolio
Psychological Capital
Investing and Developing Positive Organizational Behavior

James Campbell Quick and Marilyn Macik-Frey
Healthy, Productive Work
Positive Strength through Communication Competence and Interpersonal Interdependence

Bret L Simmons and Debra L Nelson
Eustress at Work
Extending the Holistic Stress Model

Neal M Ashkanasy and Claire E Ashton-James
Positive Emotion in Organizations
A Multi-Level Framework

Gretchen Spreitzer and Kathleen Sutcliffe
Thriving in Organizations
Arie Shirom
Explaining Vigor
On the Antecedents and Consequences of Vigor as a Positive Affect at Work

Linda Klebe Trevino and Michael E Brown
Ethical Leadership
A Developing Construct

Pamela L Perrewe, Gerald R Ferris, Jason S Stoner, and Robyn L Brouer
The Positive Role of Political Skill in Organizations
Kim Cameron
Forgiveness in Organizations
Thomas W Britt et al
Self-Engagement at Work
Timothy A Judge and Charlice Hurst
The Benefits and Possible Costs of Positive Core Self-Evaluations
A Review and Agenda for Future Research

Thomas A Wright
A Look at Two Methodological Challenges for Scholars Interested in Positive Organizational Behavior
Laura M Little, Janaki Gooty and Debra L Nelson
Positive Psychological Capital
Has Positivity Clouded Measurement Rigor?


A book that can increase workplace productivity and satisfaction.

The Hindu

This is a useful and informative introduction to positive organisational topics

Mrs Amanda Sherlock-Storey
Psychology, Northumbria University
October 5, 2009

Debra Nelson

Cary L. Cooper

Cary L. Cooper is Distinguished Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at Lancaster University Management School. More About Author

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