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.

Nonstandard Work Arrangements: Meaning, Evidence, and Theoretical Perspectives

Nonstandard work arrangements: Meaning, evidence, and theoretical perspectives

In the introduction to their study of organizational identification among contract workers in the information technology field, George and Chattopadhyay (2005) noted that ‘much of the theoretical and empirical work on organizational identification has either implicitly or explicitly focused on full-time employees, employed by and work within a single organization’ (p. 50). This concern, albeit correct, is neither new nor limited to the study of organizational identification. In fact, over the past two decades attention has been repeatedly called to the changing nature of the employment contract and the relationship between organizations and workers (e.g., Beard and Edwards, 1995; Connelly and Coyle-Shapiro et al., 2004; Gallagher, 2004). Most notably there ...

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