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Employee Behavior and Management Practices

What is employee behavior?
What are the key theories and findings of employee behavior research?
What are the key implications for management practice?
Why should we study employee behavior?

Possible References:
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Ajzjen, I. & Fishbein, M. (1977). Attitude-behavior relations: A theoretical analysis and review of empirical research. Psychological Bulletin, 84: 888-918.

Konovsky, M. A., & Pugh, S. D. (1994). Citizenship behavior and social exchange. Academy of Management Journal, 37, 656-669.

LePine, J.A., Eriz, A., & Johnson, D. E. (2002). The nature and dimensionality of organizational citizenship behavior: A critical review and meta-analysis. Journal of Applied Psychology, 87: 52-65.

Organ & Ryan (1995). A meta-analytic review of attitudinal and dispositional predictors of organizational citizenship behavior. Personnel Psychology, 48, 775-802.

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What is employee behavior?
Employee behavior represents how an employee responds and reacts to situations, occurrences, and acts within the workplace. Employee behavior can either be productive or unproductive, ethical or unethical, positive or negative as the behavior is dependent upon how the employee responds to workplace situations. Therefore, an ethical employee would not engage in embezzlement but an unethical employee could engage in graft or other unethical forms of activity. ...

Solution Summary

Key theories and aspects of employee behavior research are addressed.