Psychological Contracts in Employment: Cross-National Perspectives / Edition 1

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The relationship between workers and firms are changing worldwide. Nowhere is this more evident than in the psychological contracts of employment.

This book combines the cross-national perspectives of organizational scholars from thirteen countries to examine how societies differ in the nature of psychological contracts in employment and how global business initiatives are bridging these differences.

The contributors include social scientists with deep knowledge of the particular societies they describe, and whose personal scholarship involves psychological contract phenomena locally as well as abroad.

Readers of Denise Rousseau's award winning book, Psychological Contract in Organizations (Sage 1995) will welcome the extension of this ground-breaking work into the global arena.

Practices & cultural milieu of 13 countries; obligations of worker to employer and vice versa; references.

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Editorial Reviews

Lise M. Saari

"This book is valuable not only to anyone interested in the theory of psychological employment contracts, but also for anyone wanting to improve their understanding of the work contexts and cultures of various countries."

Lise M. Saari

"This book is valuable not only to anyone interested in the theory of psychological employment contracts, but also for anyone wanting to improve their understanding of the work contexts and cultures of various countries."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761916819
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 5/17/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Denise Rousseau studies the changing psychological contract in employment, human resource strategies, and the effects of organizational culture on performance. Her books include: Psychological Contracts in Employment (Sage, with Rene Schalk); Relational Wealth: The Advantage of Stability in a Changing Economy (Oxford, with Carrie Leana); Psychological Contracts in Organizations (Sage); Boundaryless Careers: Work, Mobility, and Learning in the New Organizational Era (Oxford, with M. Arthur); Developing an Interdisciplinary Science of Organizations (Jossey-Bass, with K. Roberts and C. Hulin); and Trends in Organizational Behavior (Wiley series, with C. Cooper). She is also the author of more than 100 articles. Professor Rousseau served as President, Academy of Management (2004-2005), and is Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Organizational Behavior (1998 – present). Psychological Contracts in Organizations, won the Academy of Management's Terry Award.
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Table of Contents

Introduction - Denise M Rousseau and René Schalk
Psychological Contracts in Australia - Boris Kabanoff, Nerina L Jimmieson and Malcolm J Lewis
A 'Fair Go' or a 'Not-so-Happy Transition'?
Belgium - Luc Sels et al
A Culture of Compromise
Does Psychological Contract Theory Work in France? - Lo[um]ic Cadin
Psychological and Normative Contracts of Work Group Members in the United States and Hong Kong - Cynthia Lee, Catherine H Tinsley and Zhen Xiong Chen
India - Snehal Shah
Caste, Commitments and Change
Psychological Contracts in Israel - Moshe Krausz
A Break with Tradition - Motohiro Morishima
Negotiating New Psychological Contracts in Japan
Psychological Contracts in Mexico - Hector R Diaz-Saenz and Patricia D Witherspoon
Historical, Familial and Contemporary Forces on Work Relationships
Psychological Contracts in The Netherlands - Charissa Freese and René Schalk
Dualism, Flexibility and Security
Economic Deregulation and Psychological Contracts - Simon Peel and Kerr Inkson
The New Zealand Experience
Psychological Contracts in Singapore - Soon Ang, Mei Ling Tan and Kok Yee Ng
The Psychological Contract in the United Kingdom - Lynne Millward and Peter Herriot
Psychological Contracts in the United States - Denise M Rousseau
Diversity, Individualism and Associability in the Marketplace
Learning from Cross-National Perspectives on Psychological Contracts - Denise M Rousseau and René Schalk
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