Developments in Organizational Politics: How Political Dynamics Affect Employee Performance in Modern Worksites

Overview

Eran Vigoda suggests an integrative model that tries to explain how politics, and especially perceptions of politics, emerges, transforms and affects employees' performance and other work related outcomes in organizations. The analysis is based on empirical data collected over almost a decade of field studies. This data uses a variety of scientific methods to demonstrate how internal politics may be related to job attitudes, behavioral intentions as well as actual behaviors of employees. Special attention is ...
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Overview

Eran Vigoda suggests an integrative model that tries to explain how politics, and especially perceptions of politics, emerges, transforms and affects employees' performance and other work related outcomes in organizations. The analysis is based on empirical data collected over almost a decade of field studies. This data uses a variety of scientific methods to demonstrate how internal politics may be related to job attitudes, behavioral intentions as well as actual behaviors of employees. Special attention is given to non-profit organizations but analysis of businesses and private firms is also included.

The book will be essential reading for academics and researchers from the fields of organizational behavior, human resource management and is also useful for practitioners who struggle through the barriers of power, influence and politics in the workplace.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843763970
  • Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/1/2003
  • Pages: 244
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.44 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
Preface
Introduction to the study of organizational politics 1
1 Political behavior in organizations: between perceptions and implementations 43
2 Organizational politics, job attitudes, and work outcomes 66
3 Organizational politics, in-role performance, and organizational citizenship behavior 85
4 Organizational politics and job distress 107
5 Cross-cultural perspectives of organizational politics 131
6 Organizational politics in virtual work sites and in a global world 160
7 Summary and implications: interdisciplinary reflections and new directions 181
App. 1 Measures used in the studies 191
App. 2 Measuring organizational politics by the Perceptions of Organizational Politics Scale (POPS) 202
App. 3 Measuring organizational politics by influence tactics 203
Bibliography 211
Index 231
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