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The Biological Foundations of Organizational Behavior.

Author: Stephen M ColarelliRichard D ArveyPeter DeScioliNikos DimotakisRemus IliesAll authors
Publisher: Chicago University of Chicago Press 2015. ©2014
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In recent years, evolutionary psychology and behavioral genetics have emerged as prominent theoretical perspectives within the social sciences. Yet despite broad levels of commonality between the disciplines-including an emphasis on adaptation, evolved mechanisms that guide behavior, and consequences of mismatch between these mechanisms and novel environments-studies that apply these perspectives on social behavior  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen M Colarelli; Richard D Arvey; Peter DeScioli; Nikos Dimotakis; Remus Ilies; Jayanth Narayanan
ISBN: 9780226127293 022612729X
OCLC Number: 958052157
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Contents: Acknowledgments --
1. Introduction: Biology and Organizational Behavior --
Stephen M. Colarelli and Richard D. Arvey --
Genetics, Individual Differences, and Work Behavior --
2. Progress in Molecular Genetics and Its Potential Implications in Organizational Behavior Research --
Zhaoli Song, Wendong Li, and Nan Wang --
3. Genetic Influences on Attitudes, Behaviors, and Emotions in the Workplace --
Remus Ilies and Nikolaos Dimotakis --
4. The Biological Basis of Entrepreneurship --
Scott Shane and Nicos Nicolaou --
5. Fitness, Adaptation, and Survival: The Role of Socio-Anthropic Characteristics, Personality, and Intelligence in Work Behavior --
Timothy A. Judge and Robert Hogan --
Physiology and Organizational Behavior --
6. Neurobiological Systems: Implications for Organizational Behavior --
Jayanth Narayanan and Smrithi Prasad --
7. Physiological Functioning and Employee Health in Organizations --
Zhen Zhang and Michael J. Zyphur --
Evolution and Organization --
8. The Service-for-Prestige Theory of Leader-Follower Relations: A Review of the Evolutionary Psychology and Anthropology Literatures --
Michael E. Price and Mark Van Vugt --
9. Evolved Decision Makers in Organizations --
Peter DeScioli, Robert Kurzban, and Peter M. Todd --
10. Primal Business: Evolution, Kinship, and the Family Firm --
Nigel Nicholson --
11. Evolution and Cooperation: Implications for Organizational Behavior and Management Theory --
Roderick E. White and Barbara Decker Pierce --
Challenges Ahead --
12. Biology, Evolution, and Organizations: Promises and Challenges in Building the Foundations --
Glenn R. Carroll and Kieran O'Connor --
Contributors --
Index.

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