For listings of additional introductory materials, please visit the Readings to Get Started page under Positive Organizational Scholarship - the Field.
Oxford Handbook of Positive Organizational Scholarship
Edited by Kim S. Cameron and Gretchen M. Spreitzer. (2012)
This handbook is the first major resource for scholars and professionals interested in learning about positive organizational scholarship (POS). Across 79 chapters, authors comprehensively review basic principles, empirical evidence, and ideas for future research relating to POS.
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Positive Organizational Scholarship: Foundations of a New Discipline
Edited by Kim S. Cameron, Jane E. Dutton, and Robert E. Quinn. (2003)
An initiation into a new field of study in the organizational sciences.
Selected Review ArticlesBernstein, S.D. (2003). Positive Organizational Scholarship: Meet the Movement. Journal of Management Inquiry, 12(3): 266-271.
Cameron, K. S. (2007). Positive Organizational Scholarship. In S. Clegg and J. Bailey (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Organizational Studies. Beverly Hills: Sage.
Caza, A., & Cameron, K.S. (2008). Positive Organizational Scholarship: What Does it Achieve?. In S. Clegg and C. L. Cooper (Eds.), The Sage Handbook of Organizational Behavior: Volume 2: Macro Approaches. New York: Sage.
Dutton, J.E. & Glynn, M.A. (2008). Positive Organizational Scholarship. In J. Barling and C. Cooper (Eds.), The Sage Handbook of Organizational Behavior: Volume 1: Micro Approaches (pp. 693-712). Thousand Oaks: Sage.
Dutton, J.E. & Sonenshein, S. (2009). Positive Organizational Scholarship. S. Lopez (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology. Wiley-Blackwell.
Roberts, L.M. (2006). Response - shifting the lens on organizational life: The added value of positive scholarship. Academy of Management Review, 31(2): 292-305.
Spreitzer, G.M. (2008). A Note on 'The Future of Positive Organizational Scholarship.' In D. Barry & H. Hansen (Eds.), The Sage Handbook of New Approaches in Management and Organization (pp. 501-503). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Special IssuesCameron, K.S., and Caza, A. (2004). Special Issue on Contributions to Positive Organizational Scholarship. Contains theoretical and empirical articles on key aspects of positive organizational scholarship. American Behavioral Scientist, 47(6)
Cameron, K.S., & Powley, E.H. (2006). Special Issue on Positive Organizational Change. The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 42(3).
Fredrickson, B., and Dutton, J. (2008). Special issue on Positive Organizing. Journal of Positive Psychology, 3(1).
Manz, C.C., Cameron, K.S., Manz, K.P., & Marx, R.D. (2006). A Special Double Issue: Values and Virtues in Organizations. Journal of Management, Spirituality, and Religion, 3(1 &2).
Spreitzer, G.M., & Cameron, K.S. (2012). Special Issue on Applying a POS Lens to Bring out the Best in Organizations. Organizational Dynamics 41(2).