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About this book

Introduction

Workplace bullying, emotional abuse and harassment unfolds as a process, usually recursive and escalating, that involves multiple actors and stakeholders. Through Section 1 of this volume, the antecedents and effects of workplace bullying, emotional abuse and harassment are detailed. Apart from discussing individual and organizational causative factors and adverse outcomes for targets and organizations, this section presents issues pertaining to target coping and survival and power versus powerlessness as dialectic rather than sovereign. Emergent research examining the physiological impact on targets, the controversial interplay of personality and the striving towards well-being is showcased. Section 2 brings together chapters on the various key players in the workplace bullying, emotional abuse and harassment scenario. The focus here is on targets, provocative victims, bullies, bystanders, leaders and significant others as well as the range of interventionists (such as HR managers, therapists, organizational practitioners) who address situations of misbehaviour. The motives, experiences and outcomes of the former group and the roles, dilemmas and challenges of the latter group are elaborated.  

Keywords

mobbing mental health outcomes stakeholders in workplace bullying stress, conflict and bullying aetiology of workplace bullying bystanders of harassment key players in workplace bullying the role of HR managers assertion of subordinate power

Editors and affiliations

  • Premilla D'Cruz
    • 1
  • Ernesto Noronha
    • 2
  • Elfi Baillien
    • 3
  • Bevan Catley
    • 4
  • Karen Harlos
    • 5
  • Annie Hogh
    • 6
  • Eva Gemzoe Mikkelsen
    • 7
  1. 1.Organizational Behaviour (OB)Indian Institute of Management Organizational Behaviour (OB)AhmedabadIndia
  2. 2.Organizational BehaviourIndian Institute of Management Ahmedabad Organizational BehaviourAhmedabadIndia
  3. 3.Faculty of Economics and BusinessKU Leuven Faculty of Economics and BusinessBrusselsBelgium
  4. 4.School of Management, North Shore MSCMassey University School of Management, North Shore MSCAucklandNew Zealand
  5. 5.The University of WinnipegWinnipegCanada
  6. 6.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Copenhagen Department of PsychologyCopenhagenDenmark
  7. 7.Gemzoe ConsultAarhusDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-6173-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-6173-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2524-6062
  • Series Online ISSN 2524-6070
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