Handbook of Organizational Justice

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Jerald Greenberg, Jason Colquitt
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2005 - Business & Economics - 647 pages
Matters of perceived fairness and justice run deep in the workplace. Workers are concerned about being treated fairly by their supervisors; managers generally are interested in treating their direct reports fairly; and everyone is concerned about what happens when these expectations are violated. This exciting new handbook covers the topic of organizational justice, defined as people's perceptions of fairness in organizations.

The Handbook of Organizational Justice is designed to be a complete, current, and comprehensive reference chronicling the current state of the organizational justice literature. Tracing the development of ideas regarding organizational justice, this book:
*introduces the topic of organizational justice from a historical perspective and presents fundamental issues regarding the nature of organizational justice;
*examines the justice judgment process, specifically addressing basic psychological processes, such as the roles of control, self-interest, morality, and trust in the formation of justice judgments;
*discusses the consequences of fair and unfair treatment in the workplace;
*focuses on such key issues as promoting justice in the workplace in ways that help manage stress, and the underlying processes that account for the effectiveness of justice applications;
*examines the generalizability of the interaction between process and outcomes and focuses on the notion of cross-cultural differences in justice effects; and
*summarizes the state of the science of organizational justice and presents various issues for future research and theorizing.

This Handbook is useful as a guide for professors and graduate students, primarily in the fields of management and psychology. It also is highly relevant to professionals in the fields of communication, sociology, legal studies, marketing, and human resources management.

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About the author (2005)

Jerald Greenberg, Ph.D., is the Abramowitz Professor of Business Ethics and Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business. He is co-author of one of the best-selling college texts on organizational behavior, Behavior in Organizations. As a researcher, he is best known for his pioneering work on organizational justice, on which he has over 140 professional articles and books to his credit.
In addition, he has received numerous professional honors including: a Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship, the Academy of Management's New Concept Award, and SIOP's William Owens Scholarly Contribution to the Management Award. In recognition of his life-long scientific contributions, Dr. Greenberg has been inducted as a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and the Academy of Management. He currently is Associate Editor of the journal, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.
Jason A. Colquitt is an Associate Professor of Management at the University of Florida's Warrington College of Business. He received his Ph.D. in Business Administration at Michigan State University's Eli Broad Graduate School of Management. His research interests include organizational justice, team effectiveness, and personality influences on task and learning performance. He has published several articles on these and other topics in the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. His teaching areas include human resource management and organizational behavior at the undergraduate, masters, and executive education levels. He also teaches the Management department's doctoral seminar in research methods and applied statistics.

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