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The Quest for Justice on the Job: Essays and Experiments

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Overview

The basic concepts of justice in the workplace are introduced and discussed in this book. Using a variety of methods including questionnaires, laboratory studies and field experiments, issues such as impression management, performance appraisals, employee theft and compliance, and monetary and nonmonetary rewards are highlighted.
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An examination of research concerning concepts of justice in the work place, organized around several subthemes: impression management, reactions to the presentation of threatening information, performance appraisals, employee theft and compliance, pay fairness, and nonmonetary rewards. Greenberg (business ethics and organizational behavior, Ohio State U.) begins with a taxonomy and history of organizational justice theories. Paper edition (unseen), $26.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803959675
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 10/25/1995
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.34 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: BACKGROUND: WHAT IS ORGANIZATIONAL JUSTICE?
A Taxonomy of Organizational Justice Theories
Organizational Justice
Past, Present, and Future
The Social Side of Justice in Organizations
PART TWO: PERCEIVING FAIRNESS ON THE JOB: THE ROLE OF IMPRESSION MANAGEMENT
How Do People Manage Impressions of Organizational Justice?
Looking Fair on the Job
Does It Really Matter?
PART THREE: PERFORMANCE APPRAISALS: EVALUATING OTHERS FAIRLY
What Makes a Performance Evaluation Fair?
The Distributive Justice of Performance Evaluations
The Procedural Justice of Performance Evaluations
Using Diaries to Promote Fair Performance Appraisals
PART FOUR: EMPLOYEE THEFT AND ACCEPTANCE OF A SMOKING BAN
Employee Theft as a Reaction to Underpayment Inequity
Interpersonal Deterrents to Employee Theft
Promoting Acceptance of a Work Site Smoking Ban
PART FIVE: MONETARY REWARDS: PAY FAIRNESS
Comparable Worth
Is It Fair?
Reactions to Procedurally Unfair Payment
PART SIX: NONMONETARY REWARDS: JOB TITLES AND THE WORK ENVIRONMENT
Equity and Workplace Status
Injustice and Cognitive Re-Evaluation of the Work Environment
High-Status Job Titles as Compensation for Underpayment
Epilogue
Lessons Learned and Work to Be Done
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