Positive Organizational Scholarship: Foundations of a New Discipline (Google eBook)

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Kim Cameron, Jane Dutton
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Aug 9, 2003 - Business & Economics - 450 pages
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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.
  

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Contents

Foundations of Positive Organizational Scholarship
3
Positive Organizational Studies Lessons from Positive Psychology
14
Virtuous Processes Strengths and Positive Organizing
29
Virtues and Organizations
33
Organizational Virtuousness and Performance
48
Positive Organizing and Organizational Tragedy
66
Acts of Gratitude in Organizations
81
Organizing for Resilience
94
Toward a Theory of Positive Organizational Change
225
Authentic Leadership Development
241
Positive Meanings and Positive Connections
259
The Power of HighQuality Connections
263
A Theory of Relational Coordination
279
Finding Positive Meaning in Work
296
Fostering Meaningfulness in Working and at Work
309
Positive Organizational Network Analysis and Energizing Relationships
328

Investing in Strengths
111
Transcendent Behavior
122
Courageous Principled Action
138
Upward Spirals and Positive Change
159
Positive Emotions and Upward Spirals in Organizations
163
Positive and Negative Emotions in Organizations
176
New Knowledge Creation in Organizations
194
Positive Deviance and Extraordinary Organizing
207
Empowerment and Cascading Vitality
343
Conclusion
359
Developing a Discipline of Positive Organizational Scholarship
361
References
371
Index
449
About the Contributors
457
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About the author (2003)

Kim Cameron is professor of management and organizations at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, cofounder of the Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship, and professor of higher education in the School of Education, all at the University of Michigan. He is the coauthor or coeditor of fourteen books.

Robert E. Quinn (Ann Arbor, MI) is a professor at the University of Michigan and an expert on organizational behavior and human resource management issues. His books include Beyond Rational Management, Becoming a Master Manager, and Deep Change.

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