Contextualizing research: putting context back into organizational behavior research

Hartel, Charmine E. J. and O'Connor, Jennifer M. (2014) Contextualizing research: putting context back into organizational behavior research. Journal of Management and Organization, 20 4: 417-422. doi:10.1017/jmo.2014.61

Author Hartel, Charmine E. J.
O'Connor, Jennifer M.
Title Contextualizing research: putting context back into organizational behavior research
Journal name Journal of Management and Organization   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1833-3672
Publication date 2014-07
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1017/jmo.2014.61
Open Access Status
Volume 20
Issue 4
Start page 417
End page 422
Total pages 6
Place of publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract Contextualizing organizational behavior research means considering the influence of context and illuminating how context influences organizational behavior. In this article, we examine the field of organizational behavior against the criteria of contextualized research, finding it comes up short. We discuss the influences of context and contextual influences and identify ways to contextualize organizational behavior research. We provide examples of contextualized research and outline future directions for contextualized organizational behavior research. Lastly, we issue a call and urge scholars to take up the challenge of putting context back into their organizational behavior research and opening new research pathways and innovative theory for examining organization behavior.
Keyword Contextualization
Organizational context
Trends in organizational behavior
Comparative research
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2015 Collection
UQ Business School Publications
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