Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace: Developments in Theory, Research, and Practice, Second Edition

Stale Einarsen, Helge Hoel, Dieter Zapf, Cary Cooper

September 22, 2010 by CRC Press
Reference - 512 Pages - 10 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439804896 - CAT# K10270


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  • Discusses characteristics such as frequency, duration, power-balance, status of bullies and victims, objective vis-à-vis subjective bullying, and interpersonal vis-à-vis organizational bullying
  • Reviews key conceptual and methodological challenges from the literature on hostile behaviors at work which are highly relevant to the issues of workplace bullying
  • Covers how to conduct a fair and proper internal investigation and explores obstacles often encountered in providing a fair hearing
  • Examines interventions and strategies used in the prevention and management of bullying in organizations and discusses their effectiveness
  • Defines the key principles behind the planning and implementation of interventions for the prevention and management of bullying
  • Addresses the role of counseling and treatment of targets of bullying as well as treatment of health-related after effects of bullying
  • Identifies some of the central themes concerning bullying and the law


Previously titled Bullying and Emotional Abuse in the Workplace: International Perspectives in Research and Practice, the first edition of this bestselling resource quickly became a benchmark and highly cited source of knowledge for this burgeoning field. Renamed to more accurately reflect the maturing of the discipline, Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace: Developments in Theory, Research, and Practice, Second Edition provides a much-needed update of the original work. Edited by leading experts and presenting contributions from pioneers in their respective subject areas, the book is an up-to-date research-based resource on key aspects of workplace bullying and its remediation.

New chapters include:

  • Rehabilitation and Treatment of Victims of Bullying
  • Interventions for the Prevention and Management of Workplace Bullying
  • Bullying and Discrimination
  • An Industrial Relation Perspective on Workplace Bullying
  • Investigating Complaints of workplace bullying
  • Whistleblowing and Workplace bullying
  • How to Measure Exposure to Workplace Bullying in Surveys

Extensively Revised Chapters include:

  • Perspectives on hostile behaviors and Workplace bullying
  • Empirical Findings on Bullying at Work
  • Organizational Antecedents of Bullying
  • Organizational effects of workplace bullying
  • Counseling targets of bullying
  • Bullying and the Law

The book presents a comprehensive review of the literature, the empirical findings, the theoretical developments, and the experience and advice of leading international academics and practitioners. It examines the concept of bullying and harassment at work and its measurement, documenting the existence and consequences of the problem. The book explores a variety of explanatory models and presents available empirical evidence that sheds light on where, when, and why bullying develops. It contains a wide range of contributions on the possible remedies for prevention and minimization of the problem for management when it occurs, and for healing the wounds and scars it may have left on those exposed.