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Handbook of Organizational Politics

SECOND EDITION Looking Back and to the Future 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
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 learning climate.

Extent: 424 pp
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Publication Date: 2016
ISBN: 978 1 78471 327 0
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  • Business and Management
  • Organisation Studies
  • Organisational Behaviour
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.
‘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
Contributors: S.L. Albrecht, G. Blickle, S.L. Bohle, D.A. Buchanan, M.R. Buckley, A. Capezio, A.M. Carnes, A. Drory, A.J. DuBrin, L. Eldor, B.P. Ellen III, G.R. Ferris, R. Frieder, J.N. Harris, S.E. Hill, J.D. Jacobs, I. Kapoutsis, E.M. Landells, L.P. Maher, G. Meisler, J.P. Meriac, M. Mizrahi, T.P. Munyon, K. Oerder, G.B. Schmidt, N. Schütte, H. Sibunruang, A.L.E. Thomas, D.R. Vashdi, E. Vigoda-Gadot, A. Wihler, D. Windsor







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 Schütte

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 López 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