Refining Familiar Constructs

Alternative Views in OB, HR, and I/O

Edited by:
Daniel J. Svyantek, Auburn University
Elizabeth McChrystal, Accent Technologies

A volume in the series: Research in Organizational Science. Editor(s): Daniel J. Svyantek, Auburn University.

Published 2007

This volume is based around 14 chapters and two critical analyses which provide new perspectives on important organizational constructs. The first half of the book provides chapters by advanced graduate students who are making their first contributions to understanding organizational behavior. The second half of the book provides chapters illustrating new views of organizational constructs but from the perspectives of more established researchers in the field. All chapters share a common theme of attempting to provide new ways of viewing organizations and organizational behavior. Each chapter is based on the premise that, when presented with problems that seem impossible to solve, often the best results are achieved by finding new perspectives on the basic constructs being studied. These new perspectives provide insights which illuminate the problems for the theory of organizations as well as improving the ability of organizational members to solve practical organizational problems.

PART I: THE BEST FROM IO-OB: AN INTRODUCTION TO NEW VOICES IN THE FIELD. Empirical Studies Presented at the Industrial/Organizational and Organizational Behavior Conference, Elizabeth McChrystal. Hispanic Preferences in Organizational Recruiting Ads, Viola Y. Fernandez and Barbara A. Fritzsche. An Empirical Test of Gender-Based Differences in E-Mentoring, Kimberly A. Smith-Jentsch, Shannon Amerilda Scielzo, and Melissa A. Weichert. Performance Appraisal Discomfort of Critical Incidents, Andrew P. Kavulic, Thomas D. Carpenito, and Peter D. Villanova. Green is the Color of this Chameleon: A Study of Pay Rate and Applicant Response Behavior, Mitchell H. Peterson, Shawn Burkevich, Abhishek Gujar, and Richard L. Griffith. Males Versus Females on Faking Behavior in Personality Testing: An Examination of Gender Differences, Randolph Socin, Joshua A. Isaacson, and Richard L. Griffith. Cooperation and Competition: The Effects of Team Entrainment and Reward Structure, Michael Woodward, Kenneth Randall, Bennett Price, and Andrea Saravia. The Relationship Between Shared Leadership and Team Performance and Satisfaction: Task Type Matters, Paul Pluta, Gregory Hyman, Ingrid Campbell, and Diana Keith. PART II: NEW PERSPECTIVES ON FAMILIAR CONSTRUCTS. New Perspectives and Research on Familiar Constructs, Brian Perdomo, Kristin Cullen, and Daniel J. Svyantek. “Learning Through Listening”: Conversation for Change in a Healthcare Provider, David Coghlan and Claus Jacobs. The Implementation of Strategy and Organizational Reward Systems: An Overlooked Area in the Strategic Management of Human Resources, Philip G. Benson and Terry R. Adler. Task Interdependence as a Moderator of Politics-Work Outcomes Relationships, Deondra Conner, Darren Treadway, Matrecia James, Jason Stoner, and Wayne Hochwarter. Organizational Citizenship Behaviors: Concept Redefinition, Inclusion, and Reconceptualization, Jason Harkins, Jonathan R.B. Halbesleben, Danielle S. Beu, and M. Ronald Buckley. Self-Concept-job fit: Expanding the Person-job fit Construct and Implications for Retention Management, Wesley A. Scroggins and Philip G. Benson. Person-Organization Fit and Job Satisfaction: An Interactional Approach, Daniel J. Svyantek, Kristin L. Cullen, Brian L. Perdomo, and Scott A. Goodman. Technological Determinism, Sociotechnical Systems, and Classical Warfare: Social Innovation During a Period of Technological Stasis, Daniel J. Svyantek, Kevin T. Mahoney, and Kristin L. Cullen. A New Perspective on Leadership: A Review of Resonant Leadership: Renewing Yourself and Connecting With Others Through Mindfulness, Hope, and Compassion, Richard Boyatzis,Annie Mckee, and Loren R. Dyck. Leadership in the New Millennium: A Review of Finding our way: Leadership for an Uncertain Time by Margaret Wheatley, David L. Luchauer and William B. Locander. About the Authors.