1st Edition

Workplace Abuse, Incivility and Bullying Methodological and cultural perspectives

Edited By Maryam Omari, Megan Paull Copyright 2016
    220 Pages
    by Routledge

    232 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book bridges an existing gap in the literature relating to the study of workplace abuse, incivility and bullying. It provides broad perspectives to capture some of the diversity associated with the study of (negative) human behaviours using different methodological approaches, and in different cultural contexts. Studies in the area have grown in leaps and bounds over the last few decades. As we come to know more about the nature of these adverse behaviours, the reasons they happen, and the impact they have on individuals and beyond, new gaps in knowledge emerge. On one hand the paucity of research is assisting in better understanding and management of these negative behaviours, on another, generalised information without an appreciation of the context in which the behaviours unfold may be detrimental to the cause, especially given a globalised and multicultural world.  

    Workplace Abuse, Incivility and Bullying presents findings from under-researched methodological, and unique cultural perspectives. Such an approach will allow us to gain deep insights into the diversity and complexities associated with perceiving, being subjected to, and experiencing negative behaviours at work. The book has applicability across a broad range of audience from academics through to practitioners, and even victims and suspected perpetrators.  

    1. Setting the scene: Workplace abuse, incivility and bullying - Methodological and cultural perspectives, Maryam Omari and Megan Paull 2. Paradigmatic and Methodological Approaches, Al-Karim Samnani 3. Floorcraft: Researching subjective phenomena, Megan Paull and Antonia Girardi 4. In the eye of the beholder: Ethnic culture as a lens, Maryam Omari and Manish Sharma 5. India: A paradoxical context for workplace bullying, Premilla D’Cruz 6. Turkey: East of West, West of East, Burcu Guneri-Cangarli 7. Greece: Incivility, bullying and forcing in the land of bullying gods and lesser mortals, Nikos Bozionelos 8. Poland: One nation, one religion – tradition and change, Irena Pilch and Elżbieta Turska 9. The Czech Republic: Workplace abuse in a post-transitional country, Katerina Zabrodska and Petr Kveton 10. Merlion: The influence of Singapore’s cosmopolitan culture on workplace incivility, Jennifer (M.I) Loh 11. Israel: A land of contrasts - The contribution of attachment orientation, gender, and ethical climate in the workplace to abusive supervision, Efrat Salton Meyer and Mario Mikulincer 12. Workplace Bullying in New Zealand: ‘She’ll be Right?’, Bevan Catley, Kate Blackwood, Darryl Forsyth and David Tappin 13. Australia: The ‘fair go’ multicultural continent nation, Megan Paull and Maryam Omari 14. Workplace abuse, incivility and bullying: The challenge of translational research, Megan Paull and Maryam Omari


    Maryam Omari is Associate Professor in the School of Business in the Faculty of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University. Her research interests lie in dignity and respect at work, cross-cultural management, quality of work-life issues and parallels between behaviours of animals in the natural world and those of humans at work.

    Megan Paull is a co-director of the Centre for Responsible Citizenship and Sustainability, Director of Postgraduate Research and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Management and Governance at Murdoch University. Her research interests are in the areas of volunteering and nonprofit organisations, bullying and organisational behaviour and learning and teaching in higher education.

    "A well-integrated comprehensive exploration of bullying in a range of national contexts. It confronts research challenges and cultural drivers and constraints taking account of economic and social contexts. There has been such a need for these sorts of comprehensive overviews, and this is a great start. The editors and authors have done a fine job producing scholarly and accessible material on a greatly under-appreciated field of research."Diana Kelly, School of Humanities and Social Inquiry, University of Wollongong, Australia

    "Impressive and unique compliment to global research on negative workplace behaviors" — Ellen Pinkos Cobb, JD, Author of Workplace Bullying, Violence, Harassment, Discrimination and Stress: International Laws, Developments, and Resources