The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Socialization

The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Socialization

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Organizational socialization is the process by which a new employee learns to adapt to an organizational culture. This crucial early period has been shown to have an influence on eventual job satisfaction, commitment, innovation, and cooperation, and ultimately the performance of the organization. After decades of research on organizational socialization, much is now known about this important process. However, some confusion still exists regarding what it means to be socialized. The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Socialization brings comprehensive reviews of the scholarly literature together with perspectives on what is being done in organizations to integrate and support new employees. The first section introduces the principles and practice of employee socialization and provides a history of the field, and the second section focuses on outcomes and antecedents of socialization. The third section on organizational context, systems, and tactics covers an extensive number of topics, including diversity, person-organization fit, and social networks, and special contexts such as socialization into higher-level jobs, and expatriation. The fourth section reviews process, methods, and measurement. The fifth section goes qbeyond the organizational newcomerq to examine socialization in special contexts. The sixth section expands on practice-related issues and walks the reader through two case studies, one in an academic setting and another in a corporate setting. The final chapters provide a qbest practicesq approach, based on the highest quality research, summarize the state of the field, and offer an agenda for future research as well as suggestions for potential research-practice partnerships. Unique and thorough in its approach, The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Socialization is a useful single source of information across the range of research relevant to organizational socialization.Though most modern Harley owners are not a€œoutlaws, a€ they still embrace the freespirited, nomadic persona and lifestyle depicted in ... Harley-Davidson has been extremely good at building a brand community, defined as a group of dedicated ... customize their initial socialization tactics to individual needs, the company designed their website with a a€œQuick Start Guidea€ that ... a dealership tour, bike and repair demonstrations, and information on how Harleys are made ( Warner, 2002).

Title:The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Socialization
Author:Connie Wanberg
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2012-06-15


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