Perspectives on Organizational Fit

Edited by Cheri Ostroff, Timothy A. Judge

© 2007 – Psychology Press

504 pages

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About the Book

This book concerns how employees consider their work lives, how well they fit their jobs, the work setting, other people, and what is important and valued in their organizations. Perspectives on Organizational Fit, a new book in SIOP's Organizational Frontiers Series, takes a scholarly look at fit in organizations: the relationship between individuals and the environments in which they find themselves.

As the volume extends upon recent advances in fit theory, the contributors address how fit theory is used within selection, recruitment, diversity, and leadership teams. It also explores the integration of different fit perspectives, and clarifies the methodological and statistical issues that plague fit research.

The burgeoning interest in fit issues makes this book especially timely. It is comprised of three parts that cover:

  • new directions in fit processes, as well as micro and macro levels of analysis;
  • methodological and statistics issues that pertain to conducting fit research; and
  • reflections from the chapter authors and the continuing challenges of future research in fit theory.

Perspectives on Organizational Fit is appropriate for researchers and professionals in the areas of human resource management, organizational behavior, and industrial organizational psychology.

Table of Contents

Part 1. Extending Fit Theory. C. Ostroff, M. Schulte, Multiple Perspectives of Fit in Organizations Across Levels of Analysis. E.T. Higgins, A.L. Freitas, Regulatory Fit: Its Nature and Consequences. J.D. Kammeyer-Mueller, The Dynamics of Newcomer Adjustment: Dispositions, Context, Interactions, and Fit. A. Kristof-Brown, K.J. Jansen, Issues of Person-Organization Fit. D.M. Cable, K.Y.T. Yu, The Genesis of Fit Judgments: How Selection and Adjustment Develop the Beliefs Used to Assess Fit. L.E. Atwater, S. Dionne, A Process Model of Leader-Follower Fit. J.R. Edwards, A.J. Shipp, The Relationship Between Person-Environment Fit and Outcomes: An Integrative Theoretical Framework. D.S. DeRue, J.R. Hollenbeck, The Search for Internal and External Fit in Teams. A. Ellis, A.S. Tsui, Survival of the Fittest or the Least Fit? When Psychology Meets Ecology in Organizational Demography. B. Gerhart, Horizontal and Vertical Fit in Human Resource Systems. Part 2. Linking Theory and Analysis. C. Ostroff, D.F. Caldwell, J.A. Chatman, C.A. O’Reilly, J.R. Edwards, D.A. Harrison, H.-P. Sin, M.D. Mumford, J. Espejo, Methodological and Analytical Techniques in Fit Research. D.A. Harrison, Pitching Fits in Applied Psychological Research: Making Fit Methods Fit Theory. Part 3. Commentary and Reflections. T.A. Judge, The Future of Person-Organization Fit Research: Comments, Observations, and a Few Suggestions.

About the Series

SIOP Organizational Frontiers Series

The Series of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)

Launched in 1983 to make scientific contributions to the field, this series has attempted to publish books on cutting edge theory, research and theory derived from practice in industrial and organizational psychology, and related organizational science disciplines.

The goal of the series is to inform and stimulate research for SIOP members (students, practitioners and researchers) and people in related disciplines including other subdisciplines of psychology, organizational behavior, human resource management, and labor and industrial relations.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS041000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management
BUS085000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Behavior
PSY021000
PSYCHOLOGY / Industrial & Organizational Psychology