Title: Understanding workplace bullying: a conceptual review

Authors: Rajnish Kumar Misra; Divya Sharma

Addresses: Jaypee Business School, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, A-10, Sector-62, Noida, 201309, India ' Jaypee Business School, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, A-10, Sector-62, Noida, 201309, India

Abstract: This paper aims to differentiate bullying from other negative behaviour at the workplace and analyse the research reported in the last decade on workplace bullying, its antecedents and consequences. The integrated review methodology was used to provide a significant contribution to the body of knowledge and consequently to practice and research. The integrative review of literature delivers a method to fully synthesise the existing data on workplace bullying and different terminology related to this field. Popular research databases were used for the literature of bullying at the workplace. The findings of this research will contribute to an in-depth understanding of bullying in the workplace and other related terms. The present study offers organisational representatives, superiors and policy-makers that they should consider all aspects related to bullying at the workplace and understand its causes. Also, interested scholars will get a quick overview and research gaps in workplace bullying. The study provides a broad approach in considering bullying at the workplace and other related phenomena, its antecedents and consequences. This paper recommends that definitional boundaries should be all-encompassing and open for discussion about bullying at the workplace and other related phenomena.

Keywords: bullying; harassment; incivility; negative behaviour; antecedents; consequences.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMP.2022.10046033

International Journal of Management Practice, 2022 Vol.15 No.3, pp.346 - 363

Accepted: 17 Feb 2021
Published online: 29 Mar 2022 *

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