Volume 21 of Research in Organizational Behavior continues the tradition of innovation and theoretical development with eight diverse papers. Most of these papers present theory and propositions that make linkages between different levels of analysis. The subjects addressed include: a multilevel theory of self-serving behavior; individual, organizational and institutional processes which lead to environmental destruction; the role of collective mindfulness in high reliability organizations; the effect of digital communications technologies on work and organizations; and organizational identification.

Table of Contents

List of contributors. Preface. A multi-level theory of self-serving behavior in and by organizations (G. Johns). Sources of environmentally destructive behavior: individual, organizational, and institutional perspectives (M.H. Bazerman, A.J. Hoffman). Organizing for high reliability: processes of collective mindfulness (K.E. Weick et al.). Do digital telecommunications affect work and organization? The state of our knowledge (S. O'Mahony, S.R. Barley). An expanded model of organizational identification (K.D. Elsbach). Why people cooperate with organizations: an identity-based perspective (T.R. Tyler). Identity maintenance and adaptation: a multi-level analysis of response to loss (S.F. Freeman). Variance explained: why size does not (always) matter (M. Fichman).


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