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The Oxford Handbook of Positive Organizational Scholarship


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Contents 1. Introduction What is Positive about Positive Organizational Scholarship? Kim C. Cameron and Gretchen M. Spreitzer Part One: Positive Individual Attributes 2. Psychological Capital Psychological Capital: Meaning, Findings, and Future Directions Carolyn M. Youssef and Fred Luthans 3. Prosocial Motivation Prosocial motivation at work: When, Why, and How Making a Difference Makes a Difference Adam M. Grant and Justin M. Berg 4. Callings in Work Callings Amy Wrzesniewski 5. Work Engagement Being There: Work Engagement and Positive Organizational Scholarship Nancy P. Rothbard and Shefali V. Patil 6. Positive Identity Positive Identity Construction: Insights from Classical and Contemporary Theoretical Perspectives Laura Morgan Roberts and Stephanie J. Creary 7. Proactivity Proactivity in the Workplace: Looking Back and Looking Forward Chiahuei Wu and Sharon K. Parker 8. Creativity Striving for Creativity: Building Positive Contexts in the Workplace Jing Zhou and Run Ren 9. Curiosity Organizing the Cat? Generative Aspects of Curiosity in Organizational Life Spencer Harrison 10. Positive Traits Some Traits Associated with Flourishing at Work Joyce E. Bono, Stacy E. Davies, and Rena L. Rasch 11. The Neuroscience Underpinning of POS Exploring the Minds of Managers: Insights from Three Neuroscience Studies Richard P. Bagozzi and Willem Verbeke Part Two: Positive Emotions 12. Positive Energy Human Energy in Organizations: Implications for POS From Six Interdisciplinary Streams Gretchen M. Spreitzer, Chak Fu Lam, and Ryan W. Quinn 13. Positive Emotions Positive emotions: Broadening and Building Upward Spirals of Sustainable Enterprises Leslie E. Sekerka, Tanya Vacharkulksemsuk, and Barbara L. Fredrickson 14. Subjective Well-being Subjective Well-being in Organizations Arnold B. Bakker and Wido G.M. Oerlemans 15. Passion Passion Kimberly H. Perttula and Melissa S. Cardon 16. Emotional Intelligence Social Context and the Psychology of Emotional Intelligence: A Key to Creating Positive Organizations Oscar Ybarra, Laura Rees, Ethan Kross, and Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks 17. Group Emotions Shared Positive Affect in Workgroups Seung-Yong Rhee and Hye Jeong Yoon Part Three: Strengths and Virtues 18. Virtuousness Virtuousness in Organizations Kim S. Cameron and Bradley Winn 19. Forgiveness Forgiveness at Four Levels: Intrapersonal, Relational, Organizational, and Collective-Group David S. Bright and Julie J. Exline 20. Humility Exploring the Relevant and Implications of Humility in Organizations Bradley P. Owens, Wade C. Rowatt, and Alan L. Wilkins 21. Compassion Compassion Revealed: What We Know About Compassion at Work (and Where We Need to Know More) Jacoba M. Lilius, Jason Kanov, and Jane E. Dutton 22. Hope Imagining Hope in Organizations: From Individual Goal-Attainment to Horizons of Relational Possibility Arne Carlsen, Aina Landsverk Hagen, and Tord F. Mortensen 23. Courage Courage in Organizations: An Integrative Review of the "Difficult Virtue" Monica C. Worline 24. Justice A Positive Lens on Organizational Justice: Toward a Moral, Constructive, and Balanced Approach to Reactions to Third-Party (In)Justice David M. Mayer 25. Integrity Research on Behavioral Integrity: A Promising Construct for Positive Organizational Scholarship Tony Simons, Edward C. Tomlinson, and Hannes Leroy 26. Positive Ethics Positive Business Ethics: Grounding and Elaborating a Theory of Good Works Jason M. Stansbury and Scott Sonenshein 27. Leveraging Strengths Productivity through Strength Jim Asplund and Nikki Blacksmith 28. Character Strengths in Global Managers The Positive Power of Character Strengths and Virtues for Global Leaders Armenio Rego, Stewart Clegg, and Miguel Pinha e Cunha Part Four: Positive Relationships 29. High Quality Connections High Quality Connections John Paul Stephens, Emily Heaphy, and Jane E. Dutton 30. Relational Coordination New Directions for Relational Coordination Theory Jody Hoffer Gittell 31. Reciprocity A Dual Model of Reciprocity in Organizations: Moral Sentiments and Reputation Wayne Baker 32. Intimacy Workplace Intimacy in Leader-Follower Relationships Ronit Kark 33. Civility Civility Christine L. Porath 34. Trust POS and Trust in Leaders Aneil K. Mishra and Karen E. Mishra 35. Trustworthiness Perspective Taking: Building Positive Interpersonal Connections and Trustworthiness One Interaction at a Time Michele Williams 36. Humor The Laughter Advantage: Cultivating High Quality Connections and Workplace Outcomes Through Humor Cecily D. Cooper and John Sosik 37. Psychological Safety Psychological Safety: A Foundation for Speaking Up, Collaboration, and Experimentation in Organizations Ingrid M. Nembhard and Amy C. Edmondson Part Five: Positive Human Resource Practices 38. Career Development Personal Growth Through Career Work: A Positive Approach to Careers Douglas T. Hall and Mireia Las Heras 39. Mentoring Relational Mentoring: A Positive Approach to Mentoring at Work Belle Rose Ragins 40. Socialization Socialization Perspectives and Positive Organizational Scholarship Blake E. Ashforth, Karen K. Myers, and David M. Sluss 41. Diversity A Positive Approach to Studying Diversity in Organizations Lakshmi Ramarajan and David Thomas 42. Communication The Role of Communication in Positive Organizational Scholarship Larry D. Browning, G.H. Morris, and Kerk F. Kee 43. Conflict Resolution Parallel and Divergent Predictors of Objective and Subjective Value in Negotiation Jared R. Curhan and Ashley D. Brown 44. Negotiating The Mindful Negotiator: Strategic Emotion Management and Wellbeing Shirli Kopelman, Orli Avi-Yonah, and Akshaya K. Varghese 45. Work-Family Dynamics Positive Work-Family Dynamics Jessica Keeney and Remus Ilies Part Six: Positive Organizational Practices 46. Symbolism in Organizations The Generative Potency of Organizational Symbols: Implications for Positive Organizational Scholarship Mary Ann Glynn and Lee Watkiss 47. Resourcefulness Resources, Resourcing, and Ampliative Cycles in Organizations Martha Feldman and Monica Worline 48. Collective Efficacy Collective Efficacy Beliefs, Organizational Excellence, and Leadership Roger D. Goddard and Serena J. Salloum 49. The Design of Work The Design of Jobs: A Strategy for Enhancing the Positive Outcomes of Individuals at Work Greg R. Oldham 50. Mindful Organizing Mindful Organizing: Establishing and Extending the Foundations of Highly Reliable Performance Timothy J. Vogus 51. Organizational Identity The Defining Role of Organizational Identity for Facilitating Stakeholder Flourishing: A Map for Future Research Celia V. Harquail and Shelley L. Brickson 52. Organizational Energy Organizational Energy Bernd Vogel and Heike Bruch 53. Innovation Innovativeness as Positive Deviance: Identifying and Operationalizing the Attributes, Functions and Dynamics that Create Growth Jeff DeGraff and Dan Nathan-Roberts 54. Organizational Boundaries Margins, Membership, and Mobility: Re-defining Boundaries in Collaborative Endeavors Rebekah Dibble and Cristina B. Gibson Part Seven: Positive Leadership and Change 55. Organizational Development The Spirits of Organization Development or Why OD Lives Despite Its Pronounced Death Jean M. Bartunek and Richard W. Woodman 56. Appreciative Inquiry Positive Organizational Development: Innovation-Inspired Change in an Economy and Ecology of Strengths David L. Cooperrider and Lindsey N. Godwin 57. Positive Change Attributes Seeing and Acting Differently: Positive Change in Organizations Robert E. Quinn and Ned Wellman 58. Implementing Positive Change What Makes an Organizational Change Process Positive? Karen Golden-Biddle and Jina Mao 59. Authentic Leadership Advances in Theory and Research on Authentic Leadership Bruce J. Avolio and Ketan Mhatre 60. Leadership Development Toward a Positive and Dynamic Theory of Leadership Development D. Scott DeRue and Kristina M. Workman 61. Peak Performance Organizational Sustainability: Organization Design and Senior Leadership to Enable Strategic Paradox Wendy K. Smith, Marianne W. Lewis, and Michael L. Tushman 62. Strategic Change Emotions and Strategic Change Quy Nguyen Huy 63. Strengths-Based Strategy Positive Strategy: Creating and Sustaining Strengths-Based Strategy That SOARs and Performs Lynn Perry Wooten and Jacqueline M. Stavros Part Eight: A Positive Lens on Problems and Challenges 64. Managing the Unexpected Managing the Unexpected Kathleen M. Sutcliffe and Marlys K. Christianson 65. Healing After Trauma Organizational Healing: A Relational Process to Handle Major Disruption Edward H. Powley 66. Organizational Recovery Recovery: Non-Work Experiences that Promote Positive States Sabine Sonnentag, Cornelia Niessen, and Angela Neff 67. Responding to Crisis Orientations of Positive Leadership in Times of Crisis Erika Hayes James and Lynn Perry Wooten 68. Resilience Under Adversity Resilience at Work: Building Capability in the Face of Adversity Brianna Barker Caza and Laurie P. Milton 69. Post-traumatic Growth Post-traumatic growth: A Missed Opportunity for Positive Organizational Scholarship Sally Maitlis 70. Ambivalence Just a Good Place to Visit? Exploring Positive Responses to Psychological Ambivalence Michael G. Pratt and Camille Pradies 71. Responding to Stress Stress Interventions versus Positive Interventions: Apples and Oranges? Caroline Biron and Cary L. Cooper with Philip Gibbs Part Nine: Expanding Positive Organizational Scholarship 72. Sustainability Positive Deviance for a Sustainable World: Linking Sustainability and Positive Organizational Scholarship Andrew J. Hoffman and Nardia Haigh 73. Critical Theory Critical Studies and POS Arran Caza and Brigid Carroll 74. Economic Models Strange Bedfellows: Homo Economicus and Positive Organization Scholarship Paul C. Godfrey 75. Social Movements Social Movements in Organizations Debra Guckenheimer 76. Spirituality In God We Trust: A Comparison of Spiritualities at Work Lloyd E. Sandelands 77. Positive Deviance Positive Deviance: A Metaphor and Method for Learning from the Uncommon Marc Lavine 78. International Peacemaking Five Steps Toward Peace Making: Using Positive Organizational Scholarship to Build a Better World J. B. Ritchie and Scott C. Hammond 79. Conclusion A Path Forward: Assessing Progress and Exploring Core Questions for the Future of Positive Organizational Scholarship Gretchen M. Spreitzer and Kim C. Cameron

About the Author

Kim S. Cameron, Ph.D., is William Russell Kelly Professor of Management and Organization at the Ross School of Business and Professor of Higher Education in the School of Education at the University of Michigan. Gretchen M. Spreitzer, Ph.D., is Area Chair and Professor of Management and Organizations at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.


"This excellent book seeks to discover what positive psychological states motivate individuals and organizations in order to operate at an optimal level. It focuses on strengths without ignoring weaknesses. It is research-based, but easy to read. At the end, the authors are even willing to question themselves, asking in the concluding chapter: "Can there be too much positivity?" Their book offers great ideas for individuals who are seeking to change the organizational structures they interact with." -- DOODY'S "A pioneering book...It is based on extensive research, which gives it enormous value." --BizIndia

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