|Author/Contributor(s):||Conway, Neil ; Briner, Rob B|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press, USA|
the future? Starting with a history of the concept, from its emergence in the 1960s through to it finding wider acceptance in the 1990s, the authors trace the conflicting and changing definitions of the psychological contract. The shifting meaning of the concept allows possible methodological and conceptual weaknesses of the psychological contract to be explored, such as the conceptual emphasis on process within the employment relationship, when neither theory or research focuses on this. The authors start to address this issue by considering whether employees and employers can use what is known about the psychological contract to better manage the employment relationship. Written to provide a comprehensive yet critical introduction to the topic, Understanding Psychological Contracts at Work will be key reading for advanced students, lecturers and researchers in Organizational Psychology, Organication Studies, Management Studies, Human Resource Management, Occupational Psychology;
and professionals and practitioners in Occupational Psychology, Management Consultancy, Human Resource Management, Careers and Career Management, Career Counseling, and Workplace Training.