The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Socialization

Hardcover | July 17, 2012

EditorConnie Wanberg

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Organizational socialization is the process by which a new employee learns to adapt to an organizational culture. This crucial early period has been shown to have an influence on eventual job satisfaction, commitment, innovation, and cooperation, and ultimately the performance of theorganization. After decades of research on organizational socialization, much is now known about this important process. However, some confusion still exists regarding what it means to be socialized.The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Socialization brings comprehensive reviews of the scholarly literature together with perspectives on what is being done in organizations to integrate and support new employees. The first section introduces the principles and practice of employee socializationand provides a history of the field, and the second section focuses on outcomes and antecedents of socialization. The third section on organizational context, systems, and tactics covers an extensive number of topics, including diversity, person-organization fit, and social networks, and specialcontexts such as socialization into higher-level jobs, and expatriation. The fourth section reviews process, methods, and measurement. The fifth section goes "beyond the organizational newcomer" to examine socialization in special contexts. The sixth section expands on practice-related issues andwalks the reader through two case studies, one in an academic setting and another in a corporate setting. The final chapters provide a "best practices" approach, based on the highest quality research, summarize the state of the field, and offer an agenda for future research as well as suggestionsfor potential research-practice partnerships. Unique and thorough in its approach, The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Socialization is a useful single source of information across the range of research relevant to organizational socialization.

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Organizational socialization is the process by which a new employee learns to adapt to an organizational culture. This crucial early period has been shown to have an influence on eventual job satisfaction, commitment, innovation, and cooperation, and ultimately the performance of theorganization. After decades of research on organizati...

Connie Wanberg, Ph.D., is the Industrial Relations Faculty Excellence Chair and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:July 17, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199763674

ISBN - 13:9780199763672

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Part One: Introduction and Foundations1. Connie Wanberg: Facilitating Organizational Socialization: An Introduction2. Sue Ashford and Samir Nurmohamed: From Past to Present and Into the Future: A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Socialization LiteraturePart Two: Conceptualizations of Socialization, Antecedents, and Outcomes3. Alan M. Saks and Jamie A. Gruman: Getting Newcomers On-Board: A Review of Socialization Practices and Introduction to Socialization Resources Theory4. Helena D. Cooper-Thomas and Sarah E. Burke: Newcomer Proactive Behavior: Can There be Too Much of a Good Thing?5. Markku Jokisaari and Jari-Erik Nurmi: Getting the Right Connections? The Consequences and Antecedents of Social Networks in Newcomer Socialization6. Talya N. Bauer and Berrin Erdogan: Organizational Socialization Outcomes: Now and Into the FuturePart Three: Organizational Context, Systems, and Tactics7. Charlice Hurst, John Kammeyer-Mueller, and Beth Livingston: The Odd One Out: How Newcomers Who Are Different Become Adjusted8. Annelies E.M. van Vianen and Irene E. De Pater: Content and Development of Newcomer Person-Organization Fit: An Agenda for Future ResearchPart Four: Socialization Process, Methods, and Measurement9. Blake E. Ashforth: The Role of Time in Socialization Dynamics10. Jeffrey B. Vancouver and Michael A. Warren: This Is How We Do Research Around Here: Socializing Methodological and Measurement IssuesPart Five: Specialized Contexts11. Daniel C. Feldman: The Impact of Socializing Newcomers on Insiders12. Soo Min Toh, Angelo S. DeNisi, and Geoffrey J. Leonardelli: The Perspective of Host Country Nationals in Socializing Expatriates: The Importance of Foreign-Local Relations13. Keith Rollag: Socializing the "Other" Organizational Newcomers - Customers, Clients, and GuestsPart Six: Socialization in Practice14. Howard J. Klein and Beth Polin: Are Organizations Onboard with Best Practices Onboarding?15. Stacy Doepner-Hove: The Development of a Comprehensive Onboarding Program at a Big Ten Research University16. Jay A. Conger: Socializing Leadership Talent: Ensuring Successful Transitions into Senior Management Roles17. George Bradt: Socializing Socialization: Everything is Connected-Especially Recruiting, Hiring, and Accelerating Talent18. Pamela M. Dixon, Lynn P. Sontag, and Kimberly Vappie: Developing Organizational Cultural Competence through Mentoring: Onboarding the Menttium WayPart Seven: Conclusions19. Connie Wanberg: Employee Socialization: Next Directions