IntroductionIndustrial-organizational (I-O) psychology is the scientific study of the workplace. Rigor and methods of psychology are applied to issues of critical relevance to business, including talent management, coaching, assessment, selection, training, organizational development, performance, and work-life balance. While there is abundant research on I/O psychology in the extant literature, this publication will incorporate and synthesize the most recent research advancements and discovery into one volume for future research and practical application by the target audiences.
ObjectiveThe value of this proposed publication would be to provide business and government executives, researchers, and graduate students of I/O psychology with reference material that could be used in strategic human resource management operations, among other functions such as talent management, international assignments, securityi strategic planning, and international management.
Target AudienceThe target audience includes business and government executives, graduate and undergraduate business and psychology students, and scholar-practitioners who need a single source regarding contemporary issues involved in I/O psychology and its place in the modern workforce.
Recommended TopicsResearch Methods in I/O Psychology
Job Analysis and Description
Training and Development
Workplace Psychology in International Business
Stress and Worker Well-Being
Organizational Theory and Development
Group Processes and Work Teams
Legal Issues in Employee Selection
Evolution of I/O Psychology
Cognitive Ability Tests
Validity and Reliability
Ethics and Cultural Differences
Need Theory Hierarchy
Productivity and Employee Behavior
Organizational Development Theory
Employee and Managerial Skills Gaps
Statistical Methods in I/O Psychology
Influence, Power, and Office Politics
Special Issues in I/O Psychology
Historical Influences in I/O Psychology
Stages of Group Development
Intergroup or Workplace Conflict
Research on Organizational Design
Empirical Research Designs
Qualitative Data Collection and Analysis
Method Variance and Bias in I/O Psychology
Confirmatory Factor Analysis
Submission ProcedureResearchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before March 31, 2016, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by April 15, 2016 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by July 31, 2016, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.
Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process. All proposals should be submitted through the E-Editorial DiscoveryTM online submission manager.
PublisherThis book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2017.
Important DatesPhase 1:
Proposal Submission Deadline: March 31, 2016
Full chapter Submission: July 31, 2016
Review Process: July 31 –September 15, 2016
Review Results to Chapter Authors: September 30, 2016
Revised Chapter Submission from Chapter Authors: October 31, 2016
Final Acceptance Notifications to Chapter Authors:November 30, 20166
Submission of Final Chapters to Editor: December 31, 2016
Final Deadline for Sending Complete Materials to IGI Global: January 31, 2017
InquiriesPlease send all inquiries to Dr. Harish C. Chandan at: [log in to unmask].