The Psychology of Green Organizations

Hardcover | February 5, 2015

EditorJennifer L. Robertson, Julian Barling

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As we move further into the 21st century, the global challenges and consequences posed by climate change are becoming increasingly apparent. Although organizations are considered significant contributors to climate change, they also have the potential to positively affect it through theiremployees. As a result, understanding how employees' pro-environmental initiatives can positively affect climate change has increasingly become the focus of inquiry among organizational researchers. The Psychology of Green Organizations brings together a number of these researchers to review leading research in different areas of organizational environmental sustainability. In so doing, this book consolidates available knowledge on employees' contributions to corporate environmentalinitiatives, stimulates future empirical research on this topic, and provides recommendations for how organizations can improve their environmental performance through their employees. Many chapters provide case examples of environmentally sustainable organizations to illustrate lessons gleaned from research. Chapters in part 1 provide a conceptual, theoretical, and methodological foundation for research on workplace pro-environmental behaviors, while those in parts 2 and 3 reviewresearch on the promotion of workplace pro-environmental behaviors at the individual and organizational levels, respectively. Part 4 explores one organization that has been successful at promoting employees' environmental initiatives, highlighting how both organizational and individual factors canbe used to effect major changes in corporate environmental sustainability.

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As we move further into the 21st century, the global challenges and consequences posed by climate change are becoming increasingly apparent. Although organizations are considered significant contributors to climate change, they also have the potential to positively affect it through theiremployees. As a result, understanding how employ...

Jennifer L. Robertson is an Assistant Professor in the DAN Management and Organizational Studies program at Western University. Jennifer's research focuses on psychological issues involved in organizational environmental sustainability and on the nature and prediction of leadership. Her research has been published in the Journal of Org...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:408 pages, 9.21 × 6.81 × 1.3 inPublished:February 5, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of ContributorsPart I: Setting the Stage1. Jennifer L. Robertson and Julian Barling: Introduction2. Olivier Boiral, Pascal Paill., and Nicolas Raineri: The Nature of Employees' Pro-Environmental Behaviors3. Angela M. Ruepert, Linda Steg, and Kees Keizer: Theoretical Basis for Organizational Pro-Environmental Research4. Timur Ozbilir and E. Kevin Kelloway: Research Methods in Pro-Environmental Research5. Megan J. Bissing-Olson, Kelly S. Fielding, and Aarti Iyer: Diary Methods and Workplace Pro-Environmental BehaviorsPart II: The Role of Individuals in Promoting Workplace Pro-Environmental Behaviors6. Siu Hing Lo: Individual Determinants of Workplace Pro-Environmental Behaviors7. Sally Russell and Elmar Friedrich: The Role of Emotions in Promoting Workplace Pro-Environmental Behaviors8. Jennifer L. Robertson and Julian Barling: Environmental Leadership9. Mark Cleveland and Maria Kalamas: Environmental Locus of Control10. Kerrie L. Unsworth: "Green Me Up, Scotty": Psychological Influence Techniques for Increasing Pro-Environmental Employee BehaviorPart III: The Role of Organizations in Promoting Workplace Pro-Environmental Behaviors11. Mathew Davis and Phillipa Coan: Organizational Change12. Andrew Bratton and John Bratton: Green Human-Resource Management13. Andrew Thatcher: Ergonomic Initiatives Towards Environmental Sustainability14. Thomas A. Norton, Hannes Zacher, and Neal A. Ashkanasy: Pro-Environmental Organizational Culture and ClimatePart IV: Tying It All Together15. Steve Kennedy, Gail Whiteman, and Amanda Williams: Sustainable Innovation at Interface: Workplace Pro-Environmental Behavior as a Collective Driver for Continuous Improvement