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Handbook of Organizational Politics

The Handbook of Organizational Politics offers a broad perspective on the intriguing phenomena of power, influence and politics in the modern workplace; their meaning for individuals, groups and other organizational stakeholders; and their effect on organizational outcomes and performances. Comprising entirely of new chapters and insights, this second edition revisits the theory on organizational politics (OP) and examines its progress and changes in emphasis in recent years. This timely and informative book provides a comprehensive set of state-of-the-art studies on workplace politics based on experiences from around the world. The contributors highlight topics such as political skills, political will, politics and leadership, compensations, politics and performance, and politics and the learning climate. Students and scholars will benefit from the up-to-date collection of studies in the field of OP. This Handbook will also be of interest to practitioners and managers from public and private sectors looking for better explanations of internal processes in business.
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Contents: Introduction Eran Vigoda-Gadot and Amos Drory PART I POLITICAL SKILL, POLITICAL WILL, LEADERSHIP AND PERFORMANCE 1. The Roles of Political Skill and Political Will in Job Performance Prediction: A Moderated Nonlinear Persective John N. Harris, Liam P. Maher, and Gerald R. Ferris 2. Playing the Political Game at Work: The Roles of Political Will, Political Prudence, and Political Skill Ilias Kapoutsis 3. Political Skill, Leadership, and Performance: The Role of Vision Identification and Articulation Andreas Wihler, Rachel Frieder, Gerhard Blickle, Katharina Oerder and Nora Schutte 4. Political is the New Prosocial: Leaders' Support of Followers through Political Behavior B. Parker Ellen III, Gerald R. Ferris and M. Ronald Buckley PART II ORGANIZATIONAL POLITICS AND THE SOCIAL SPHERE 5. Pay-For-Politics: Considering the Variable Compensation - Organizational Politics Relationship Timothy P. Munyon, Jacquelyn D. Jacobs, Andrew M. Carnes and Sergio Lopez Bohle 6. How Social Media Can Impact the Organizational Political Process Gordon B. Schmidt 7. Political Blunders within Organizations Andrew J. DuBrin PART III BETWEEN DARK AND BRIGHT: ORGANIZATIONAL POLITICS IN COLORS 8. Learning Culture and Organizational Politics: A Theoretical Model and Preliminary Test of Their Impact on Effective Organizational Auditing Moshe Mizrahi, Dana R. Vashdi and Eran Vigoda-Gadot 9. Looking on the Bright Side: The Positive Role of Organizational Politics in the Relationship between Employee Engagement and Work Performance Liat Eldor 10. The Ethical Sphere: Organizational Politics, Fairness, and Justice Duane Windsor 11. The Effects of Machiavellian Leaders on Employees' Use of Upward Influence Tactics: An Examination of the Moderating Roles of Gender and Perceived Leader Similarity Hataya Sibunruang and Alessandra Capezio PART IV NEW FRONTIERS: MATURITY, EMOTIONS, AND NEW METHODS 12. Organizational Politics and a Maturity Model: An Integration and Extension of Existing Models and Dimensions Erin M. Landells and Simon L. Albrecht 13. Emotion and Emotional Intelligence in Organizational Politics Amos Drory and Galit Meisler 14. Rats in the Shadows: Researching Organizational Politics David A. Buchanan 15. Political Behaviors, Politics Perceptions and Work Outcomes: Moving to an Experimental Study Sarah E. Hill, Amanda L.E. Thomas and John P. Meriac Index

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Edited by Eran Vigoda-Gadot, Professor of Public Administration and Management, University of Haifa, Israel and Amos Drory, Professor Emeritus, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel


`This edited Handbook is a must read for anyone interested in organizational politics. The beauty of this edition of the Handbook is that it not only provides an interesting and thorough historical review of the theories and concepts associated with organizational politics research but also delivers a much-needed road map for the future direction of the field.' -- Micki Kacmar, Texas State University, US

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