Work Psychology and Organizational Behavior


Personnel selection and training; Use of psychological tests in the industry; Training and human resource development; Theories of work motivation – Herzberg, Maslow, Adam Equity theory, Porter and Lawler, Vroom; Leadership and participatory management; Advertising and marketing; Stress and its management; Ergonomics; consumer psychology; Managerial effectiveness; Transformational leadership; Sensitivity training; Power and politics in organizations.

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1. Personnel Selection and Training; Human Resource Development

Reference Study Material:

  1. A Hierarchical Multi-Attribute System Approach to Personnel Selection
  2. Integrity Testing for Personnel Selection
  3. Is There a Science of Personnel Selection
  4. Personnel Selection
  5. Personnel Selection – Dr Sohan Lal, Chief Psychologist, Ministry of Defence
  6. Personnel Selection – Paul R. Sackett and Filip Lievens
  7. Principles for the Validation and Use of Personnel Selection Procedures
  8. Psychological Testing in Personnel Selection
  9. Psychological Testing in Personnel Selection – The Resurgence of Personality Testing
  10. Reconsidering the use of Personality Tests in Personnel Selection Contexts
  11. The bright and dark sides of personality – implications for personnel selection
  12. The Psychology of Personnel Selection
  13. The use of personality measures in personnel selection – Current Research
  14. The Validity and Utility of Selection Methods in Personnel Psychology
  15. Advances in Developing Human Resources
  16. Challenges in Human Resource Development Practitioner Preparation
  17. Human Resource Development in Community Development
  18. Human Resources Planning – Issues and Methods
  19. Investigating the Influences of Core Self-Evaluations, Job Autonomy and Intrinsic Motivation
  20. The Impact of Human Resource Management Practices on Turnover and Productivity
  21. The Relationship Between Satisfaction with Workplace Training and Overall Job Satisfaction
  22. The Value of Human Resource Development to an Organization
  23. Theory Development and Convergence of Human Resource Fields
  24. How to Conduct A Job Interview – NYPD

2. Theories of Work Motivation

Reference Study Material:

  1. Motivating Employees
  2. Expectancy Theory and Job Behavior by Edward E. Lawler

3. Leadership

Reference Study Material:

  1. The Impact of Participatory Management on Productivity, Quality and Employees’ Morale
  2. Participatory Management in HIV-AIDS Eradication
  3. Authority Orientations and Democratic Attitudes: A Test of the ‘Asian Values’ Hypothesis
  4. Cronyism: Antecedents and Consequences
  5. Culture Specific and Cross-culturally Generalizable Implicit Leadership Theories: Are Attributes Of Charismatic Transformational Leadership Universally Endorsed?
  6. Culture, Leadership, and Power: The Keys to Organizational Change
  7. Effect of Leadership Styles on Organizational Effectiveness
  8. Effective Cross Cultural Leadership for Attaining Organizational Learning, Performance and Business Results
  9. Traditionality Matters: An Examination of the Effectiveness of Transformational Leadership in the U.S. and Taiwan
  10. Can the Indian Worldview Facilitate the Emergence of Transformational Leaders?
  11. Evaluating Effectiveness: A Framework for Assessing the Management of Protected Areas
  12. Executive Information Search, Perceptual Accuracy and Firm Performance
  13. From Transactional to Transformational Leadership: Learning To Share The Vision
  14. Impact of Socialization on Transformational Leadership: Role of Leader Member Exchange
  15. Impact of Vedic Worldview and Gunas on Transformational Leadership
  16. Leadership Style of Indian Managers: A Comparative Analysis
  17. Relationship of Transformational, Transactional and Passive/Avoidant Management Style with Achievement Motivation of Teaching Faculties of Selected Educational Institutions of Pakistan
  18. Leadership Styles and Its Impact on Organizational Commitment
  19. Work Motivation of Teachers : Relationship with Transformational and Transactional Leadership Behavior of College Principals
  20. Machiavelli At Wits End: Virtue, Fortune and the Purpose of Comedy
  21. New Ways to Think About the Visions Called “Convergence”: A Guide for Business and Public Policy
  22. Note on Managerially Efficient Experimental Designs
  23. Research on Leadership in A Cross-Cultural Context: Making Progress, and Raising New Questions
  24. Transformational Leaders: Their Socialization, Self-Concept, and Shaping Experiences
  25. Transactional and Transformational Leadership: An Examination of Bass’s (1985) Conceptualization in The Indian Context
  26. Transformational Culture Leadership
  27. Towards Understanding Transformational Leadership in India: A Grounded Theory Approach
  28. What We Know About Leadership: Effectiveness and Personality

4. Advertising and Marketing

5. Stress and its Management

Reference Study Material:

  1. Stress & Stress Management
  2. Handbook on Stress Management Skills
  3. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Stress Management in Healthy People
  4. Research on Work Related Stress by European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
  5. Working on Stress – by European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
  6. UN Stress Management Booklet for Peace Keeping Operations
  7. The Stress in America-Survey
  8. Workplace Incivility and Management of Human Capital
  9. Concept exploration of workplace incivility – Its Implication to HRD
  10. Individual Level Effects of Incivility in the Workplace
  11. Nature, consequences and remedies of workplace incivility
  12. Role of Individual Differences in the Prediction of Workplace Aggression
  13. Organizational Prevention of Vicarious Trauma
  14. Fit for Work? The Influence of Sick Pay and Job Flexibility on Sickness Absence and Implications for Presenteeism
  15. The Interaction Effects of Scheduling Control and Work–Life Balance Programs on Job Satisfaction and Mental Health

6. Ergonomics

7. Consumer Psychology

Reference Study Material:

  1. Consumer Psychology
  2. Issues and New Directions in Global Consumer Psychology
  3. Cross-Cultural Consumer Psychology
  4. An integrative framework for cross-cultural consumer behavior
  5. Psychology of Consumer Creativity
  6. The Unconscious Consumer – Effects of Environment on Consumer Behavior
  7. Consumer Revenge Behavior – A Cross-Cultural Perspective
  8. Consumer behavior and the aspiration for conformity and consistency
  9. The Disciplinary Status of Consumer Behavior

8. Managerial Effectiveness

Reference Study Material:

  1. 3D Theory of Managerial Effectiveness by W. J. Reddin
  2. Developing Managerial Effectiveness
  3. Managerial Effectiveness in Global Context
  4. A Descriptive Model of Managerial Effectiveness
  5. Developing Managerial Effectiveness: Assessing and Comparing The Impact of Development Programmes Using A Management Simulation or A Management Game
  6. Managerial Effectiveness vs. Efficiency
  7. Organisational Effectiveness: Debates Behind Measurement Issues In The Public Health Sector
  8. Participation and Managerial Performance

9. Sensitivity Training

Reference Study Material:

  1. Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity Training in Criminal Justice – US Context

10. Power and Politics in Organizations

Reference Study Material:

  1. Managing Power and Politics in Organizations – Resistance, Empowerment and Ethics
  2. The Politics, Power, and Pathologies of International Organization – MIT Paper
  3. Inside Organizations – Pricing, Politics, and Path Dependence – MIT Paper
  4. Power Dynamics and Organizational Change – A Comparison of Perspectives
  5. Soft Power, Hard Power and Leadership
  6. Power and Politics – Cultural Differences

11.  Organizational Behavior and Justice

  1. A Model of Fair Process and Its Limits
  2. Are The Scales Tipped In Favor Of Procedural or Distributive Justice? An Investigation of The U.S., India, Germany, And Hong Kong (China)
  3. Distributive and Procedural Justice as Predictors of Employee Outcomes in Hong Kong
  4. Association Between Distributive and Procedural Justice and Life Satisfaction Among Correctional Staff: Research Note
  5. Distributive and Procedural Justice
  6. Enabling Environmental Justice: Assessment of Participatory Tools
  7. Gender, Organizational Justice Perceptions, and Union Organizing
  8. Impact of Distributive and Procedural Justice on Employees’ Commitment: A Case of Public Sector Organization of Pakistan
  9. Justice, Equity + Sustainability
  10. Organizational Behavior and Procedural-Interactive Justice in HRM: A Secondary School Level Study
  11. Organizational Justice and Stress: The Mediating Role of Work–Family Conflict
  12. The Role of Overall Justice Judgments in Organizational Justice Research: A Test of Mediation
  13. Organizational Justice as A Determinant of Organizational Commitment and Intention to Leave
  14. Performance Appraisal Procedural Justice: The Role of a Manager’s Implicit Person Theory
  15. Procedural Justice and Trust: The Link in the Transformational Leadership – Organizational Outcomes Relationship
  16. A Bicephalous Model of Procedural Justice and Workplace Dispute Resolution
  17. Relationships Among Supervisors’ and Subordinates’ Procedural Justice Perceptions and Organizational Citizenship Behaviors
  18. The Independent and Interactive Roles of Procedural, Distributive, and Interactional Justice in Strategic Alliances
  19. Progress in Organizational Justice: Tunnelling Through the Maze
  20. Rawls and the Market
  21. Distributive and Procedural Justice: Towards Understanding Fairness Perceptions of Performance Appraisals in A National Government Department Office, Chief Directorate Surveys and Mapping

12. Work Psychology and Organizational Behavior in Indian Context

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  1. Aligning Employee Development With Organizational Objectives: A Case For Value-Based Training
  2. Role Of Leadership In Building A Sense Of Community: A Preliminary Investigation
  3. Does Management Education Make Students Better Actors? A Longitudinal Study of Change in Values and Self Monitoring
  4. Do Business Schools Change Students’ Values Along Desirable Lines? A Longitudinal Study
  5. Charismatic Leadership And Self-Efficacy: Importance of Role Clarity
  6. Choice of Influence Strategies: Role of Need for Power, Need for Affiliation, and Inhibition
  7. Effect of Transformational Leadership on Followers’ Affective and Normative Commitment: Culture as Moderator
  8. Determinants of Transformational Leadership and Organizational Citizenship Behavior
  9. Do Karma-Yogis Make Better Leaders? Exploring the Relationship between the Leader’s Karma-Yoga and Transformational Leadership
  10. Transformational Leadership: Do the Leader’s Morals Matter and Do the Follower’s Morals Change?
  11. Effect of Transformational Leadership and Leader’s Power on Follower’s Duty-Orientation and Spirituality
  12. Ethical Preferences of Transformational Leaders: An Empirical Investigation
  13. Impact of Charismatic Leadership and Job Involvement on Corporate Image Building
  14. Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility and Transformational Leadership on Brand Community: An Experimental Study
  15. Impact of Family Values and Gender on Transformational Leadership
  16. Impact of Follower Personality and Organizational Structure on Transformational Leadership
  17. Impact of Gender and Transformational Leadership on Organizational Culture
  18. Impact of Gender on Influence, Power and Authoritarianism
  19. Impact of Gender-Roles on Transformational Leadership
  20. Impact of Impression Management and Value Congruence on Attributed Charisma
  21. Impact of MBA Education on Students’ Values: Two Longitudinal Studies
  22. Impact of Organizational Culture and Influence Tactics on Transformational Leadership
  23. Impact of Sativa and Rajas Gunas on Transformational Leadership and Karma-Yoga
  24. Impact of Socialization on Transformational Leadership: Role of Leader Member Exchange
  25. Impact of Spirituality and Political Skills on Transformational Leadership
  26. Impact of Top Management Power on Corporate Divestiture
  27. Impact of Transformational Leadership on Followers’ Influence Strategies
  28. Can the Indian Worldview Facilitate the Emergence of Transformational Leaders?
  29. Influence Tactics in India: Effects of Agent’s Values and Perceived Values of Target
  30. Influencing The Transformational Leader: Strategies Used by Followers
  31. Is Karma-Yoga Possible? Can We Be Hardworking Without Being Ambitious?
  32. Karma-Yoga: Construct Validation Using Value Systems and Emotional Intelligence
  33. Karma-Yoga, the Indian Work Ideal, and its Relationship with Empathy
  34. Leader-Member Exchange, Transformational Leadership, and Value System
  35. Leader’s Femininity and Transformational Leadership: Mediating Role Of Leader’s Emotional Intelligence
  36. Leadership in Decision-Making
  37. Relationship Between Leadership Styles and Value Systems
  38. Modernization without Demolishing Cultural Roots: The Role of Transformational Leadership
  39. Organizational Commitment of Information Technology Professionals: Role of Transformational Leadership and Work-Related Beliefs
  40. Power and Influence Strategies: An Analysis across Departments
  41. Power and Moral Leadership: Role of Self-Other Agreement
  42. Transformational Leadership And Follower’S Karma-Yoga: Role Of Follower’s Gender
  43. Transformational Leadership And Follower’s Career Advancement: Role Of Pygmalion Effect
  44. Self-Sacrifice and Transformational Leadership: Mediating Role of Altruism
  45. Sex Differences in Power: The Role of Network Centrality and Value Systems
  46. Impact of Svadharma-Orientation on Transformational Leadership and Followers’ Trust in Leader
  47. The Impact of Transformational Leadership on Followers’ Duty Orientation and Spirituality
  48. Karma Yoga: A Conceptualization and Validation of The Indian Philosophy of Work
  49. Transformational Leadership and Organizational Structure: The Role of Value-Based Leadership
  50. Impact of Transformational Leadership and Karma-Yoga on Organizational Citizenship Behavior
  51. Towards Understanding Transformational Leadership in India: A Grounded Theory Approach
  52. Training Programs on Leadership: Do They Really Make A Difference?
  53. Transformational Leadership and Altruism: Role of Power Distance in A High Power Distance Culture
  54. Transformational Leadership and Outcomes: Role of Relationship Duration
  55. Consideration, Initiating Structure, and Transformational Leadership: The Role of Gender
  56. Transformational Leadership and Value System Congruence
  57. Transformational Leadership And Vedanta Philosophy
  58. Transformational Leadership in India: Developing and Validating a New Scale Using Grounded Theory Approach
  59. Transformational Leadership, Aspects of Self-concept, and Needs of Followers
  60. Value Systems of Transformational Leaders
  61. Impact of Vedic Worldview and Gunas on Transformational Leadership



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