Title: Emotions in organisation: an integral perspective

Authors: Wendelin Kupers, Jürgen Weibler

Addresses: Department of Management and International Business, Massey University, Auckland Campus, New Zealand. ' Business Administration, Leadership, and Organisation, University of Hagen, Profilstr. 8 – D-58084 Hagen, Germany

Abstract: The main purpose of this paper is to outline the state-of-the-art of research on emotion in organisations and to provide perspectives on an integral orientation and research approach. On the basis of an extended understanding of emotions, reasons for the neglect of emotions and some main influences of emotions in organisations and research findings are presented. An integral framework is then proposed, which allows a more comprehensive understanding by covering various interdependent dimensions of emotions in organisations. Following this, there is a discussion of the theoretical and methodological implications and future directions for more integral research on emotion in organisations.

Keywords: feelings; emotion; organisations; integral perspectives; emotions.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWOE.2008.019426

International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion, 2008 Vol.2 No.3, pp.256 - 287

Published online: 11 Jul 2008 *

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