Organizational Fit : Key Issues and New Directions

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  • Copyright: 1/29/2013
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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An ambitious survey of the field, by an international group of scholars, that looks toward the future of person-organization fit. Explores how people form their impressions of fit and the impact these have on their behavior, and how companies can maximize fit Includes multiple perspectives on the topic of how people fit into organizations, discussing issues across the field and incorporating insights from related disciplines Actively encourages scholars to take part in organizational fit research, drawing on workshops and symposia held specially for this book to explore some of the creative directions that the field is taking into the future

Author Biography

Amy L. Kristof-Brown is the Henry B. Tippie Research Professor of Management at the University of Iowa. She is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and has served as an Associate Editor at the Journal of Applied Psychology. She has published extensively in both psychology and management journals.


Jon Billsberry is Professor of Management at Deakin University. He is the Chair of the Management Education and Development (MED) division of the Academy of Management, a past Chair of the Organizational Psychology track of the British Academy of Management (BAM) and Editor of the Journal of Management Education. He has published six books and articles in various psychology and management journals.

Table of Contents

About the Editors ix

About the Contributors xi

Preface xix

1 Fit for the Future 1
Amy L. Kristof-Brown and Jon Billsberry

Part 1: New Directions within the Fit Paradigms
2 A Motivational Model of Person–Environment Fit: Psychological Motives as Drivers of Change 21
Kang Yang Trevor Yu

3 Dyadic Fit and the Process of Organizational Socialization 50
John D. Kammeyer-Mueller, Pauline Schilpzand,
and Alex L. Rubenstein

4 A Self-Regulation Approach to Person–Environment Fit 74
Russell E. Johnson, Meng U. Taing, Chu-Hsiang Chang,
and Cristina K. Kawamoto

5 Person–Organization Fit, Organizational Citizenship and Social-Cognitive Motivational Mechanisms 99
Christian J. Resick, Tomas R. Giberson, Marcus W. Dickson, Kevin T. Wynne, and Linda M. Bajdo

6 Mapping Fit: Maximizing Idiographic and Nomothetic Benefits 124
Jon Billsberry, Danielle L. Talbot, and V´eronique Ambrosini

Part 2: New Directions for the Fit Paradigms

7 The Construal of Person–Organization Fit during the ASA Stages: Content, Source, and Focus of Comparison 145
Annelies E. M. Van Vianen, J. W. Stoelhorst, and Marije E. E. De Goede

8 Exploring the Middle Range of Person–Environment Fit Theories through a Conservation of Resources Perspective 170
Anthony R. Wheeler, Jonathon R. B. Halbesleben, and Kristen Shanine

9 A Review and Agenda for Incorporating Time in Fit Research 195
Karen J. Jansen and Abbie J. Shipp

10 Fitting Person–Environment Fit Theories into a National Cultural Context 222
Yih-teen Lee and Aarti Ramaswami

Index 000

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