MARK A. GRIFFIN The Institute of Work Psychology, The University of Shefï¬eld, Shefï¬eld, U.K. Introduction Work contexts both shape and are shaped by the individuals who interact within them. This deceptively simple idea challenges researchers to construct theories, design studies and analyse data in a way that captures relationships between contexts and phenomena over time and across levels of analysis (Kozlowski & Klein, 2000). The Journal of Organizational Behavior emphasizes the importance of understanding organizational contexts and of including more detail and theory about the context for organizational behaviour (Johns, 2001; Rousseau & Fried, 2001). Over time, a concern with universal relationships that were independent of context, has given way to a focus on how work settings and other organizational contexts interact with the processes important to organizational behaviour (Heath & Sitkin, 2001). The papers in this special issue show ways of developing more systematic studies of organizational context. By systematic, I mean that that context of the study is theorized as a conceptual construct, operationalized as a variable in the study and that variance associated with the context is directly incorporated in the analyses. These requirements coincide with Rousseau and Friedâs (2001, p. 9) âTier 2â approach
Journal of Organizational Behavior – Wiley
Published: Oct 1, 2007
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