Positive Organizational Scholarship: Foundations of a New Discipline

Positive Organizational Scholarship: Foundations of a New Discipline

by Kim S. Cameron, Robert E. Quinn, Jane E. Dutton
     
 

In helping establish a new field of study in the organizational sciences, POS, this book examines a variety of positive dynamics in businesses and organizations that give rise to extraordinary outcomes. Positive Organizational Scholarship does not adopt one particular theory or framework, but encompasses any phenomenon that leads to positive, nurturing results.

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In helping establish a new field of study in the organizational sciences, POS, this book examines a variety of positive dynamics in businesses and organizations that give rise to extraordinary outcomes. Positive Organizational Scholarship does not adopt one particular theory or framework, but encompasses any phenomenon that leads to positive, nurturing results. This collection of essays, written by established senior scholars, explains why and how these commonsense prescriptions work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781576752326
Publisher:
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
450
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.68(h) x 1.23(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Foundations of Positive Organizational Scholarship3
2Positive Organizational Studies: Lessons from Positive Psychology14
3Virtues and Organizations33
4Organizational Virtuousness and Performance48
5Positive Organizing and Organizational Tragedy66
6Acts of Gratitude in Organizations81
7Organizing for Resilience94
8Investing in Strengths111
9Transcendent Behavior122
10Courageous Principled Action138
11Positive Emotions and Upward Spirals in Organizations163
12Positive and Negative Emotions in Organizations176
13New Knowledge Creation in Organizations194
14Positive Deviance and Extraordinary Organizing207
15Toward a Theory of Positive Organizational Change225
16Authentic Leadership Development241
17The Power of High-Quality Connections263
18A Theory of Relational Coordination279
19Finding Positive Meaning in Work296
20Fostering Meaningfulness in Working and at Work309
21Positive Organizational Network Analysis and Energizing Relationships328
22Empowerment and Cascading Vitality343
Conclusion359
23Developing a Discipline of Positive Organizational Scholarship361
References371
Index449
About the Contributors457

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