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This milestone Handbook brings together an impressive collection of international contributions on micro research in Organizational Behavior. Focusing on core micro Organizational Behavior issues, chapters cover key themes such as individual and group behaviour. The Sage Handbook of Organizational Behavior Volumes I provides students and scholars with an insightful and wide reaching survey of the current state of the field and is an indespensible road map to the subject area. The Sage Handbook of Organizational Behavior Volume II will publish in November 2008. Edited by Stewart R Clegg and Cary L Cooper this Handbook draws together contributions from leading macro Organizational Behavior scholars.

Work and Well-Being
Work and well-being

For over a century, the question of how work affects individuals has attracted widespread attention. The changing nature of workplaces following the industrial revolution, for example, captivated novelists and social and political theorists alike. This is also reflected by the number of authors (e.g., Franz Kafka, Charles Dickens) who chose to make this question a major topic of their works. The increasingly ‘dehumanizing world of factories and offices’ (Barling and Griffiths, 2002: 20) intrigued both Friedrich Engels (1845/1987) and Karl Marx (1867/1999). The result of this interest saw the appearance theories attempting to account for the ‘dreadful’ ways in which owners had begun to exploit their employees; theories that still have a direct and indirect influence today. Most recently, the ...

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