The Employment Relationship: Examining Psychological And Contextual Perspectives

Paperback | November 9, 2005

EditorJacqueline A-m. Coyle-shapiro, Lynn M. Shore, M. Susan Taylor

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During the last fifteen years, researchers have shown increasing interest in the exchange relationship between the employee and employer. Until now, the literatures examining the employment relationships have tended to operate either from the employer or the employee perspectives and havetypically approached the topic from a single discipline be it psychology, sociology, human resource management, organizational behavior, industrial relations, law or economics. Failure to consider multiple perspectives has created a fragmented understanding of the employment relationship. This volume incorporates social exchange, economics, industrial relations, legal, and justice theory perspectives. In addition, chapters have been written by authors that reflect the full international body of research on the employment relationship and provide information about legislation,governance, and cultural differences across nations. The conceptual and empirical foundations for understanding the employment relationship from these different theoretical perspectives facilitates the establishment of the convergent and discriminant validity of the psychological contract and theinvestments-contributions models of the employment relationship in relation to related exchange constructs such as perceived organizational support and leader-member exchange. The interdisciplinary and international nature of the employment relationship literature reviewed and integrated in thisvolume provides a richness that is rarely available in studies of the workplace, and many new and provocative ideas are presented in this volume. Bringing these perspectives together provides greater comprehensiveness, clarity, synthesis and understanding of the employment relationship. This volume is designed to promote the thinking of scholars in the employment relationship area. It will also have relevance to practitioners primarily through the implications of this multi-disciplinary perspective. The volume offers implications of a holistic, multi-disciplinary, international,conceptualization of the employment relationship for theory development, empirical research and measurement, and policy.

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During the last fifteen years, researchers have shown increasing interest in the exchange relationship between the employee and employer. Until now, the literatures examining the employment relationships have tended to operate either from the employer or the employee perspectives and havetypically approached the topic from a single dis...

Jacqueline A-M. Coyle-Shapiro is a reader in Organizational Behavior in the Department of Industrial Relations at the London School of Economics where she received her PhD. Her current research interests include the employment relationship, psychological contracts, organizational citizenship behavior, and organizational change. She ha...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.85 inPublished:November 9, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199286833

ISBN - 13:9780199286836

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The Nature of the Employment Relationship from Social Exchange, Justice, Industrial Relations, Legal, and Economic Literatures1. Jacqueline A-M. Coyle-Shapiro and Neil Conway: The Employment Relationship Through the Lens of Social Exchange2. Robert Folger: Justice and Employment: Moral Retribution as a Contra-Subjugation Tendency3. John Kelly: Industrial Relations Approaches to the Employment Relationship4. Mark V. Roehling: Legal Theory: Contemporary Contract Law Perspectives and Insights for Employment Relationship Theory5. Richard N. Block, Peter Berg, and Dale Belman: The Economic Dimension of the Employment Relationship6. Jacqueline A-M. Coyle-Shapiro, M. Susan Taylor, Lynn M. Shore, and Lois E. Tetrick: Commonalities and Conflicts Between Different Perspectives to the Employment Relationship: Towards a Unified PerspectiveExamining Constructs to Capture the Exchange Nature of the Employment Relationship7. Lynn M. Shore, Lyman W. Porter, and Shaker A. Zahara: Employer-Oriented Strategic Approaches to the Employee-Organization Relationship8. Elizabeth Wolfe Morrison and Sandra L. Robinson: The Employment Relationship from Two Sides: Incongruence in Employees' and Employers' Perceptions of Obligations9. Linn Van Dyne and Jennifer Butler Ellis: Job Creep: A Reactance Theory Perspective on Organizational Citizenship Behavior as Over-Fulfillment of Obligations10. Robert Eisenberger, Jason R. Jones, Justin Aselage, and Ivan L. Sucharski: Perceived Organizational Support11. Robert C. Liden, Talya N. Bauer, and Berrin Erdogan: The Role of Leader-Member Exchange in the Dynamic Relationship Between Employer and Employee: Implications for Employee Socialization, Leaders, and OrganizationDeveloping an Integrative Perspective of the Employment Exchange: Creating a Whole that is More than the Sum of Individual Parts: Looking Toward the Future12. M. Susan Taylor and Amanuel G. Tekleab: Taking Stock of Psychological Contract Research: Assessing Progress, Addressing Troublesome Issues, and Setting Research Priorities13. Rene Schalk: Changes in the Employment Relationship Across Time14. Lois E. Tetrick: Understanding the Employment Relationship: Implications for Measurement and Research Design15. David R. Hannah and Roderick D. Iverson: Employment Relationships in Context: Implications for Policy and Practice16. Lynn M. Shore, Lois E. Tetrick, Jacqueline A-M. Coyle-Shapiro, and M. Susan Taylor: Directions for Future Research

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`This is by far the most comprehensive, authoritative, and scholarly work of a extraordinarily complex phenomenon from multiple perspectives and multiple disciplines. It is a must read for anyone interested in understanding the why, how, when and the so what in the relationship betweenemployees and the firm. It is rich with new insights for both the researchers and the managers, a truly outstanding contribution to the field.'Anne S. Tsui, Motorola Professor of International Management, Arizona State University