Examining Job Satisfaction: Causes, Outcomes, and Comparative Differences

Jonathan H. Westover (ed.)

Published by Organization Studies, a book imprint by Common Ground Publishing

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Book: Print $US40.00
Book: Electronic $US15.00

In today’s shifting global economy and with the emergence of the technology and service-driven knowledge organization, requiring enhanced levels of organizational flexibility and innovation, how do we maximize the human capital potential of workers to enhance their ability to perform and add value in a hyper-intensive competitive global marketplace? What are the methods and strategies for effectively motivating employees and increasing the job satisfaction of workers? What are the important drivers of worker satisfaction? What are the important individual, organizational, and social outcomes of various job satisfaction levels? What are the individual, organizational, and societal differences in job satisfaction levels and its determinants? These are just some of the pressing questions facing the organizations of today.

This edited collection provides a comprehensive introduction to job satisfaction and its wide sweeping impacts for the modern workplace, presenting a wide range of cross-disciplinary research in an organized, clear, and accessible manner. It will be informative to management academics and instructors, while also instructing organizational managers, leaders, and human resource development professionals of all types seeking to understand proven practices and methods to maximize their human capital potential and get the most out of workers that will drive an enhanced competitive advantage in an increasingly competitive global economy.

Keywords: Job Satisfaction, Modern Workplace, Management, Human Resources

Book: Print (Paperback). Book: Electronic (PDF File; 4.233MB). Published by Organization Studies, a book imprint by Common Ground Publishing.

Dr. Jonathan H. Westover

Assistant Professor of Business, Woodbury School of Business, Utah Valley University, Lehi, Utah, USA

Dr. Jonathan H. Westover is an Assistant Professor of Business at Utah Valley University. He received a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Sociology (Sociology of Work and Organizations; Comparative International Sociology) from the University of Utah. Additionally, he received a Master of Public Administration degree with an emphasis in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior from the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University. His ongoing research examines issues of global development, work-quality characteristics, and the determinants of job satisfaction cross-nationally.

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