The second volume in The SAGE Handbook of Industrial, Organizational and Work Psychology looks in detail at how teams and individuals function and perform. It covers motivation and organizational socialisation as well as the latest research into diversity and organizational culture in the workplace. Chapter topics include goal setting, employee development, team design and trust at work. Volume II is a key resource for anyone working in or studying organizational psychology.

Organizational Justice

Organizational Justice
Stephen W. Gilliland

Introduction

Philosophers, political scientists, politicians, jurists, and economists traditionally have been the ones concerned with the just distribution of wealth, power, goods, and services in society. Social psychologists and their brethren … have displayed remarkably little professional interest in this, despite the fact that the process of exchange is almost continual in human interactions. (Adams, 1965, p. 267)

With this observation 50 years ago, Stacy Adams (1965) sparked an interest in organizational justice that has continued to grow over the intervening decades and has come to represent one of the dominant theoretical orientations for understanding attitudes, emotions, and motivation in the workplace. From studies of equity in the 1960s and 1970s, to the inclusion of decision ...

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