Commitment in Organizations

  • Filename: commitment-in-organizations.
  • ISBN: 9781135389840
  • Release Date: 2012-11-12
  • Number of pages: 520
  • Author: Howard J. Klein
  • Publisher: Routledge

Commitment is one of the most researched concepts in organizational behavior. This edited book in the SIOP Organizational Frontiers series, with contributions from many scholars, attempts to summarize current research and suggests new directions for studies on commitment in organizations. Commitment is linked to other concepts ie. satisfaction, involvement, motivation, and identification and is studied across cultural lines. Both the individual and group levels of building and maintaining commitment are discussed.

The Commitment

  • Filename: the-commitment.
  • ISBN: 9781101213322
  • Release Date: 2005-09-22
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Dan Savage
  • Publisher: Penguin

Dan Savage’s mother wants him to get married. His boyfriend, Terry, says “no thanks” because he doesn’t want to act like a straight person. Their six-year-old son DJ says his two dads aren’t “allowed” to get married, but that he’d like to come to the reception and eat cake. Throw into the mix Dan’s straight siblings, whose varied choices form a microcosm of how Americans are approaching marriage these days, and you get a rollicking family memoir that will have everyone—gay or straight, right or left, single or married—howling with laughter and rethinking their notions of marriage and all it entails.

Commitment in the Workplace

  • Filename: commitment-in-the-workplace.
  • ISBN: 0761901051
  • Release Date: 1997-01-27
  • Number of pages: 150
  • Author: John P. Meyer
  • Publisher: SAGE

What is a committed employee? Are such employees better or worse off than uncommitted employees? What are the organizational advantages and disadvantages of having a committed workforce? This book overviews academic and popular perspectives on commitment in employees. It examines the multiple faces of commitment and the links that have been established between the various forms of commitment and organizational behaviour. In addition, questions concerning individual differences, organizational characteristics, job characteristics and work experiences associated with commitment are explored. The volume concludes with a discussion of what organizations can do to manage commitment effectively, including under difficult circumst

Commitment and Community

  • Filename: commitment-and-community.
  • ISBN: 0674145763
  • Release Date: 1972-01
  • Number of pages: 303
  • Author: Rosabeth Moss Kanter
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press

Rosabeth Kanter offers a unique analysis of the nature and process of enduring commitment, basing her theory of commitment mechanisms on exhaustive research of nineteenth century utopias, sharpened by first hand knowledge of a variety of contemporary groups."

Commitment in Dialogue

  • Filename: commitment-in-dialogue.
  • ISBN: 079142586X
  • Release Date: 1995-08-10
  • Number of pages: 223
  • Author: Douglas Walton
  • Publisher: SUNY Press

This book develops a logical analysis of dialogue in which two or more parties attempt to advance their own interests. It includes a classification of the major types of dialogues and a discussion of several important informal fallacies. The authors define the concept of commitment in a way that makes it useful in evaluating arguments. In traditional logic, a proposition is either true or false, and that is the end of it. In this new framework, an arguer can be held to his or her commitments in some cases, but in other cases, he or she can retract them without violating any rule of the dialogue. Commitment in Dialogue studies the conditions under which commitments should be held or may be retracted within an argument.

Leadership for Follower Commitment

  • Filename: leadership-for-follower-commitment.
  • ISBN: 9781136388620
  • Release Date: 2012-05-16
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: David Cooper
  • Publisher: Routledge

This text challenges management to adopt an approach that is conducive to improved employer/employee relations, and that will enhance the organizations ability to learn and compete within a knowledge-based economy. Practical measures and behaviour viewed as appropriate in an industrial, commercial, and public sector setting are discussed, analysed, and offered as good practice. Leadership for Follower Commitment provides: *research based case studies *a linking of theory, research, and practical managerial experience *an emphasis on psychological forces, employee motivation and perceptions of management action This text is invaluable to students studying Organizational Behaviour, Business (Occupational) Psychology, Human Resource Management, and Human Resource Development at both undergraduate and MSc/MBA level. It is central to Professional / executive development courses.


  • Filename: commitment.
  • ISBN: 9082056909
  • Release Date: 2013-08-01
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Olav Maassen
  • Publisher: Hathaway Te Brake Publications

Commitment is the first graphic business novel about Real Options. Writers Olav Maassen and Chris Matts introduce learning in a formats that suits the reader rather than the writer. Explaining the topic of real options in an easy to understand format. A simple and practical guide to enable you to create business value by using risk management and Real Options. Read about Rose Randall in a gripping story and how she learns to use Real Options to better manage the risk on her project.

Contemporary Francophone African Writers and the Burden of Commitment

  • Filename: contemporary-francophone-african-writers-and-the-burden-of-commitment.
  • ISBN: 9780813931159
  • Release Date: 2011-02-02
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Odile Cazenave
  • Publisher: University of Virginia Press

By looking at engagée literature from the recent past, when the francophone African writer was implicitly seen as imparted with a mission, to the present, when such authors usually aspire to be acknowledged primarily for their work as writers, Contemporary Francophone African Writers and the Burden of Commitment addresses the currrent processes of canonization in contemporary francophone African literature. Odile Cazenave and Patricia Célérier argue that aesthetic as well as political issues are now at the forefront of debates about the African literary canon, as writers and critics increasingly acknowledge the ideology of form. Working across genres but focusing on the novel, the authors take up the question of renewed forms of commitment in this literature. Their selected writers range from Mongo Beti, Ousmane Sembène, and Aminata Sow Fall to Boubacar Boris Diop, Véronique Tadjo, Alain Mabanckou, and Léonora Miano, among others.

Lifetimes of Commitment

  • Filename: lifetimes-of-commitment.
  • ISBN: 0521422493
  • Release Date: 1991-05-31
  • Number of pages: 229
  • Author: Molly Andrews
  • Publisher: CUP Archive

This book is an exploration of the ways in which political belief is developed and sustained throughout the course of a lifetime. Through extensive interviews, it focuses on the lives of fifteen British men and women, aged between seventy and ninety, who have dedicated half a century or longer to working for social change and justice. From Dorothy Greenald's commitment to provision of adequate housing for prisoners' families to Walter Gregory's active service in the Spanish Civil War and Trevor Huddleston's vital role in the international Anti-Apartheid Movement, these men and women have been involved in both local and international struggles. Respondents discuss topics ranging from the importance of gender identity for their political activism, to their perceptions of recent events in Eastern Europe. The work is unusual in combining an investigation of individual lifelong political commitment with a wider consideration of the formation of social identity, aging and the interplay between individuals and their environment. Lifetimes of commitment will have a wide appeal amongst social psychologists, sociologists, social and oral historians and political scientists.

Getting to Commitment

  • Filename: getting-to-commitment.
  • ISBN: 9780871319050
  • Release Date: 2000-01-01
  • Number of pages: 264
  • Author: Steven Carter
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Shows readers how to summon the courage and overcome the obstacles to a solid relationship

Handbook of Employee Commitment

  • Filename: handbook-of-employee-commitment.
  • ISBN: 9781784711740
  • Release Date: 2016-09-28
  • Number of pages: 576
  • Author: John P. Meyer
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

A high level of employee commitment holds particular value for organizations owing to its impact on organizational effectiveness and employee well-being. This Handbook provides an up-to-date review of theory and research pertaining to employee commitment in the workplace, outlining its value for both employers and employees and identifying key factors in its development, maintenance or decline. Including chapters from leading theorists and researchers from around the world, this Handbook presents cumulated and cutting-edge research exploring what commitment is, the different forms it can take, and how it is distinct from related concepts such as employee engagement, work motivation, embeddedness, the psychological contract, and organizational identification.

Intrinsic Motivation at Work

  • Filename: intrinsic-motivation-at-work.
  • ISBN: 1576752380
  • Release Date: 2002-01-01
  • Number of pages: 143
  • Author: Kenneth W. Thomas
  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

A guide to workforce motivation discusses the limitations of older practices, the importance of building a culture of purpose and self-management, and four methods by which managers can render work energizing and compelling. Reprint.


  • Filename: commitment.
  • ISBN: 0830820051
  • Release Date: 1994-05-31
  • Number of pages: 58
  • Author: Robert Boyd Munger
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press

These six studies on the subject of committment are based on Robert Munger's My Heart--Christ's Home. The study guide is part of a series, Christian Basics, drawing on material from well-loved Christian classics for content and organization.

The Persistent Power of Human Rights

  • Filename: the-persistent-power-of-human-rights.
  • ISBN: 9781107028937
  • Release Date: 2013-03-07
  • Number of pages: 350
  • Author: Thomas Risse
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book offers a unique combination of quantitative and qualitative research arguing for the persistent power of human rights norms.

Commitment to Conquer

  • Filename: commitment-to-conquer.
  • ISBN: 9781441231529
  • Release Date: 1997-07-01
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Author: Bob Beckett
  • Publisher: Baker Books

Targeted plans and specific strategies-including spiritual mapping-for local churches to powerfully reclaim and renew their communities through prayer.

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