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The Psychology of Green Organizations

Jennifer L. Robertson and Julian Barling

Abstract

As we move further into the twenty-first century, the global challenges and consequences posed by climate change are becoming increasingly apparent. Although organizations are considered significant contributors to climate change, they also have the potential to positively affect it through their employees. As a result, understanding how employees’ pro-environmental initiatives can positively affect climate change has increasingly become the focus of inquiry among organizational researchers. This book reviews leading research in different areas of organizational environmental sustainability. I ... More

Keywords: climate change, environmental performance, green employees, organizational environmental sustainability, organizational researchers, sustainability, workplace pro-environmental behaviors

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199997480
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199997480.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jennifer L. Robertson, editor
The University of Western Ontario, Assistant Professor, DAN Management and Organizational Studies

Julian Barling, editor
Queen's University, Queen's Research Chair and Professor of Organizational Behavior and Psychology

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Contents

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I Setting the Stage

1 Introduction

Jennifer L. Robertson and Julian Barling

2 The Nature of Employees’ Pro-Environmental Behaviors

Olivier Boiral, Pascal Paillé, and Nicolas Raineri

3 Theoretical Basis for Organizational Pro-Environmental Research

Angela M. Ruepert, Linda Steg, and Kees Keizer

4 Research Methods in Pro-Environmental Research

Timur Ozbilir and E. Kevin Kelloway

5 Diary Methods and Workplace Pro-Environmental Behaviors

Megan J. Bissing-Olson, Kelly S. Fielding, and Aarti Iyer

II The Role of Individuals in Promoting Workplace Pro-Environmental Behaviors

9 Environmental Locus of Control

Mark Cleveland and Maria Kalamas

III The Role of Organizations in Promoting Workplace Pro-Environmental Behaviors

10 “Green Me Up, Scotty”

Kerrie L. Unsworth

11 Organizational Change

Matthew Davis and Phillipa Coan

12 Human Resource Management Approaches

Andrew Bratton and John Bratton

13 Ergonomic Initiatives

Andrew Thatcher

14 Pro-Environmental Organizational Culture and Climate

Thomas A. Norton, Hannes Zacher, and Neal M. Ashkanasy

IV Tying It all Together

15 Sustainable Innovation at Interface

Steve Kennedy, Gail Whiteman, and Amanda Williams 1

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