International Review of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 2007 Volume 22
As in previous works in the series, this twenty-second volume provides scholarly, up to the minute reviews and updates of theory and research, covering developments across a wide range of established areas and emerging issues, including: socialization in organizational contexts, assessing the costs and benefits of human resources, strategies for reducing work-family conflict, coping research and measurement in the context of work related stress, and conducting applied research in a changing world of work. Each chapter offers a comprehensive and critical survey of the chosen topic, and each is supported by a valuable bibliography. For advanced students, academics and researchers, as well as professional psychologists and managers, this remains the most authoritative and current guide to new developments and established knowledge in the field of industrial and organizational psychology.
List of Contributors.
1. Socialization in Organizational Contexts (Blake E. Ashforth, David M. Sluss and Spencer H. Harrison).
2. The Costs – and Benefits – of Human Resources
Wayne F. Cascio
3. Strategies for Reducing Work-Family Conflict: Applying Research and Best Practices from Industrial and Organizational Psychology. (Debra A. Major and Jeanette N. Cleveland).
4. Coping Research and Measurement in the Context of Work Related Stress (Philip Dewe and Cary L. Cooper).
5. Organizational Learning (Linda Argote and Gergana Todorova).
6. Cultural Variations in Individual Job Performance: Implications for Industrial and Organizational Psychology in the 21st Century (Rabi S. Bhagat, James R. Van Scooter, Pamela K. Stevenson and Karen South Moustafa).
7. Conducting Meaningful Research in a Fast-paced and Volatile World of Work: Challenges and Opportunities (Anne Marie Ryan and Elaine D. Pulakos).
Contents of Previous Volumes.
J. Kevin Ford is a Professor of Psychology at Michigan State University. His major research interests involve improving training effectiveness through efforts to advance our understanding of training needs assessment, design, evaluation and transfer. Dr. Ford also concentrates on understanding change dynamics and transfer. Dr. Ford also concentrates on understanding change dynamics in organizational development efforts and building continuous learning and improvement orientations within organizations. He has published over 50 articles and chapters and four books relevant to Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Currently, he serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Psychology and Human Performance. He is an active consultant with private industry and the public sector on training, leadership, and organizational change issues. Kevin is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. He received his BS in psychology from the University of Maryland and his MA and Ph.D. in psychology from the Ohio State University. Further information about Kevin and his research and consulting activities can be found at http://www.io.psy.msu.edu/jkf.