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.
From the standpoint of organizational behavior, labor unions are particularly interesting organizations for at least two reasons. First, unions are organizations in their own right. As such they give rise to a unique context for, and forms of, organizational behavior. Participation in union governance, filing grievances and other forms of union behavior are unique in that they may be voluntary and allow the individual a voice that may be denied in employing organizations. Second, unions are inexorably linked to the workplace and influence multiple forms of organizational behavior in that context. Thus unions attempt to change organizational behavior directly by negotiating provisions that enhance workplace justice and improve working conditions. In doing so, unions create various secondary effects such as a decreased ...