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Organizational Stress Around the World
Research and Practice

ISBN 9780367634698
Published August 1, 2022 by Routledge
370 Pages 17 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Stress is defined as a feeling experienced when a person perceives that demands exceed the personal and social resources the individual is able to mobilize. It can occur due to environmental issues, such as a looming work deadline, or psychological, for example, persistent worry about familial problems. While the acute response to life-threatening circumstances can be life-saving, research reveals that the body’s stress response is largely similar when it reacts to less threatening but chronically present stressors such as work overload, deadline pressures and family conflicts. It is proffered that chronic activation of stress response in the body can lead to several pathological changes such as elevated blood pressure, clogging of blood vessels, anxiety, depression, and addiction.

Organizational Stress Around the World: Research and Practice aims to present a sound theoretical and empirical basis for understanding the evolving and changing nature of stress in contemporary organizations. It presents research that expands theory and practice by addressing real-world issues, across cultures and by providing multiple perspectives on organizational stress and research relevant to different occupational settings and cultures. Personal, occupational, organizational, and societal issues relevant to stress identification along with management techniques/approach to confront stress and its associated problems at individual and organizational level are also explored. 

It will be of value to researchers, academics, practitioners, and students interested in stress management research.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Kajal A. Sharma, Carry L. Cooper and D.M. Pestonjee

2. "She’ll be right, mate!" Occupational stress research in Australia

Paula Brough, Mitchell Raper, and Jason Spedding

3. Work Stress Research in Brazil

Maria C. Ferreira, Helenides Mendonça, Ronald Fischer and Leonardo F. Martins

4. Job Stressors in Greater China: An Explorative Study Using the Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches

Chang-qin Lu, Oi-ling Siu, Hai-Jiang Wang and Luo Lu

5. The Causes and Consequences of Organizational Stress: The Case of Greece

Ritsa Fotinatos - Ventouratos

6. Work Stress: A Systematic Review of Evidence from India

Kajal A. Sharma

7. Organizational Stress in Contemporary Japan

Tsuyoshi Ohira, Tetsushi Fujimoto and Tomoki Sekiguchi

8. Organisational Stress: A Critical Review from Nigeria

Chianu H. Dibia, Emeka S. Oruh, Omotayo A. Osibanjo and Ojebola Oluwatunmise

9. Increasing Work-related Stress in the Netherlands and Belgium: How do these Countries Cope?

Irene L.D. Houtman, Christophe Vanroelen and Karolus O. Kraan

10. Occupational stress, Coping strategies and Impact of Culture in the Middle East: A Systematic Review of the Evidence from Oman

Kaneez F. Sadriwala and Mustafa Malik

11. Occupational Stress, Health and Well-being Research in Portugal: A Qualitative Systematic Literature Review

Maria J. Chambel , Vânia S. Carvalho and Mariana Neto

12. Organizational Stress in Russia

Natalia Ermasova, Natalia Rekhter and Sergey Ermasov

13. Occupational Stress in South Africa: From the past to the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Claude-Hélène Mayer and Rudolf M Oosthuizen

14. Organizational Stress in the United States of America: Research and Practice

James C. Quick

15. Key Issues and Future Research

Kajal A. Sharma, Carry L. Cooper and D.M. Pestonjee




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Kajal A. Sharma is Associate Head of the Organisational Studies & Human Resource Management Department in the Portsmouth Business School at the University of Portsmouth, UK.

Cary L. Cooper is 50th Anniversary Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health in Manchester Business School at the University of Manchester, UK. 

D.M. Pestonjee is GSPL Chair Professor in the School of Petroleum Management at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar, India.