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Work and Stress

A Research Overview, 1st Edition

By Philip Dewe, Cary L Cooper


112 pages

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Hardback: 9780367347567
pub: 2020-05-27
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Stress is a leading cause of ill health in the workplace. This shortform book analyses, summarises and contextualises research around stress at work.

The book begins by exploring the impact and challenges of technology and the challenging and changing contours and boundaries of the nature of work. Using a behaviour lens, the authors draw on cyberpsychology to illuminate the choices we make to balance life, work and wellbeing. The changing nature of work is analysed, shifting structures and boundaries explored and the stress consequences of such themes as the gig economy and precarious work are also included in the book.


A compelling framework for researchers of work, organisation and psychology, this concise book is also valuable reading for reflective practitioners, seeking to understand the importance of wellbeing in the workplace


An excellent and powerful book, which is of pivotal interest for all students, researchers, academics and practitioners on an international scale. The ideas are novel, thought provoking and the material makes scholars re-address issues, and realign our thoughts to new thematic areas and possibilities in our field.

Ritsa Ventouratos-Fotinatos, Professor Organisational Psychology, The American College of Greece

Table of Contents

1. Organizational Psychology, Organizational Behaviour and Workplace Stress 2. Technology, Behaviour and Workplace Stress 3. Stress and the Future of Work 4. Coping with Work Stress 5. The Future of Work Stress Research

About the Authors

Philip Dewe is an Emeritus Professor at Birkbeck, University of London. He has written widely on work stress research and coping. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology and Birkbeck, University of London.

Professor Sir Cary Cooper, CBE, is the 50th Anniversary Professor of Organizational Psychology & Health at the ALLIANCE Manchester Business School, University of Manchester; President of the CIPD and Chair of the National Forum for Health and Wellbeing at Work.



About the Series

State of the Art in Business Research

Advances in theory, methods and applied knowledge alongside structural changes in the global economic ecosystem, present researchers with challenges in seeking to stay abreast of their fields and navigate new scholarly terrains.

This series presents shortform books which provide an expert map to guide readers through new and rapidly evolving areas of research. Each title will provide an overview of the area, a guide to the key literature along with  time-saving summaries of how theory interacts with practice.

As a collection, these books provide a library of theoretical and conceptual insights into business research. Each book contributes to an understanding of the state of the art, as a foundation stone for a new generation of research.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Human Resources & Personnel Management
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Behavior