Positive Organizational Scholarship: What does it achieve?

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Arran Caza, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS) is a relatively new development in organization studies, having formally begun with a 2003 edited collection of the same name (Cameron, et al., 2003b). Since that time, it has attracted considerable attention (e.g., George, 2004; Caza and Roberts, 2006; Fineman, 2006; Caza, 2008). The theoretical basis and scope of POS have been addressed quite recently (Dutton and Glynn, 2007; Dutton and Sonenshein, 2007), so this chapter only summarizes these issues, in favor of concentrating on the research and practice of POS. After discussing the domain and precursors of POS, primary attention is given to what POS has accomplished to date. These accomplishments have two facets, as POS involves a research perspective and an approach to managing organizations. This chapter considers the accomplishments of POS in both areas.

Additional Information

S.R. Clegg & C.L. Cooper (Eds.) SAGE Handbook of Organizational Behavior (Vol. II, pp. 99-116). Los Angeles, CA: Sage.
Language: English
Date: 2009
appreciative inquiry, corporate social performance, gratitude, organization studies, organizational behavior, positive psychology, self-efficacy

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