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.



As we move into the 21st century, we are witnessing enormous changes in the workplace that deeply affect the people that work in them, such as changes in how, when, where, and with whom they work. In addition, workforce characteristics are changing in terms of how young employees start working and at what age employees then choose to stop working. Other seismic changes include the embedding of new information technologies into the fabric of our organizations (and, indeed, our lives), as well as often-intangible knowledge replacing observable units of production as the currency of work. These changes have occurred in public and private sector organizations, the organized and non-unionized sectors, nonprofit businesses and family businesses. Structural changes too have deeply affected individuals in organizations, ...

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