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.

Absenteeism and Presenteeism: Not at Work or Not Working Well

Absenteeism and Presenteeism: Not at Work or Not Working Well

Absenteeism and presenteeism: Not at work or not working well

Absenteeism is the failure toreport for work as scheduled. Compared with many phenomena in the organizational sciences, absence has a venerable research history. For instance, as early as 1932, Kornhauser and Sharp examined the association between factory employee attitudes and absence. During World War II this usually innocuous work behavior was recast as menace to the war effort (Pattton and Johns, 2006; Tansey and Hyman, 1992), and research was conducted to better understand its causes (Fox and Scott, 1943; Schenet, 1945). With their influential 1953 study of absence in a steel mill, Hill and Trist gave particular traction to the idea that absenteeism represents temporary withdrawal ...

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