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Presenteeism at Work


Part of Cambridge Companions to Management

Cary L. Cooper, Luo Lu, Maria Karanika-Murray, Mouna Knani, Caroline Biron, Pierre-Sébastien Fournier, Shu-Fang Kao, Jie Ma, Dan Meltzer, Liu-Qin Yang, Cong Liu, Eric Gosselin, Gunnar Aronsson, Staffan Marklund, Petri Böckerman, Mariella Miraglia, Gary Johns, Aristides I. Ferreira, Hsueh-Liang Fan, Luis F. Martinez, Tânia A. M. Nunes, Yanxia Wang, Chih-Chieh Chen, Patricia Fosh
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  • Date Published: August 2018
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107183780

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  • Coming to work sick may do more harm than staying home - for the employee, the team, and the firm. Whilst the cost of absenteeism in organizations has been widely acknowledged and extensively examined, the counter-issue of 'presenteeism' has only recently attracted scholarly attention as a phenomenon that harms employee wellbeing, disrupts team dynamism, and damages productivity. This volume brings together leading international scholars from diverse scientific backgrounds, including occupational psychology, health, and medicine, to provide a pioneering review of the subject. International in scope, the collection incorporates both Western and East Asian perspectives, making it an informative resource for multinational companies seeking to formulate human resource strategies and better manage their culturally diverse workforce. It will also appeal to scholars and graduate students researching human resource management, organization studies, organizational health, and organizational psychology.

    • Promotes a compelling argument about the potentially negative effects of presenteeism in the workplace
    • The book is cross-disciplinary in approach
    • Global in scope, incorporating Western and Asian cultural norms
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'Research on presenteeism is exploding, and it is taking place in fields as diverse as medicine, well-being at work, team processes, and organizational strategy. For the first time, this volume brings together scholarly work from across disciplines and across cultures to deepen and enrich our understanding of this global phenomenon and to derive practical recommendations for dealing with it.' Wayne F. Cascio, Robert H. Reynolds Chair in Global Leadership, University of Colorado

    'Presenteeism, or working while sick, has important ramifications for employee well-being, productivity, and organizational functioning. The present timely volume brings together leading scholars on presenteeism in diverse scientific disciplines. The chapters in the book take an international perspective and explore theoretical and methodological issues in the study of presenteeism. It provides scholars and professionals with an accessible volume on the state of play in the field. This book is an excellent resource for all who want to learn more about presenteeism.' Arnold Bakker, Center of Excellence for Positive Organizational Psychology, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

    'This volume covers an important topic and contains insightful chapters by expert authors on the causes and consequences of presenteeism. Importantly, the issue is also tackled from a cross-cultural perspective.' Ivan Robertson, Director, RobertsonCooper

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2018
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107183780
    • length: 338 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 155 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.61kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Cary L. Cooper and Luo Lu
    Part I. Situating Presenteeism on the Global Stage: Theoretical and Methodological Approaches:
    1. presenteeism: an introduction to a prevailing global phenomenon Cary L. Cooper and Maria Karanika-Murray
    2. Presenteeism: a critical review of the literature Mouna Knani, Caroline Biron and Pierre-Sébastien Fournier
    3. Understanding the excessive availability for work in the Confucian Asia: interactions between socio-cultural forces and personal drives Luo Lu and Shu-Fang Kao
    Part II. Understanding the Behavior of Presenteeism:
    4. Motivation and presenteeism: the whys and whats Jie Ma, Dan Meltzer, Liu-Qin Yang and Cong Liu
    5. The dynamic of assiduity at work: presenteeism and absenteeism Eric Gosselin
    6. Sickness presenteeism and attendance-pressure factors Gunnar Aronsson and Staffan Marklund
    7. Presenteeism in economic research Petri Böckerman
    Part III. Understanding the Consequences of Presenteeism:
    8. Presenteeism and wellbeing at work Mariella Miraglia and Gary Johns
    9. Presenteeism, burnout and health Aristides I. Ferreira
    10. Presenteeism and innovative behaviour Hsueh-Liang Fan
    Part IV. Understanding Presenteeism in Cross-Cultural Context:
    11. Presenteeism and work-family/family-work conflict: a cross-cultural approach with two Latin countries Luis F. Martinez, Aristides I. Ferreira and Tânia A. M. Nunes
    12. Presenteeism in the Chinese work context Yanxia Wang, Chih-Chieh Chen and Patricia Fosh.

  • Editors

    Cary L. Cooper, University of Manchester
    Cary L. Cooper is 50th Anniversary Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at Manchester Business School. He is the author/editor of over 160 books, including the Downsizing: Is Less Still More? (Cambridge, 2012) and Building More Effective Organizations (Cambridge, 2007), as well as over 100 book chapters. He has written over 400 scholarly articles for academic journals, and is a frequent contributor to national newspapers, TV, and radio. He is currently Founding Editor of the Journal of Organizational Behavior and Co-editor of the Journal of Organizational Effectiveness, and President of the British Academy of Management and the CIPD.

    Luo Lu, National Taiwan University
    Luo Lu is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Business Administration, National Taiwan University, Taiwan. She has been awarded the Distinguished Research Award by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan. She has published more than 180 papers in referred journals and is the series editor, author, and co-author of more than 20 books and book chapters.


    Cary L. Cooper, Luo Lu, Maria Karanika-Murray, Mouna Knani, Caroline Biron, Pierre-Sébastien Fournier, Shu-Fang Kao, Jie Ma, Dan Meltzer, Liu-Qin Yang, Cong Liu, Eric Gosselin, Gunnar Aronsson, Staffan Marklund, Petri Böckerman, Mariella Miraglia, Gary Johns, Aristides I. Ferreira, Hsueh-Liang Fan, Luis F. Martinez, Tânia A. M. Nunes, Yanxia Wang, Chih-Chieh Chen, Patricia Fosh

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