A Research Agenda for Employee Engagement in a Changing World of Work

March 25, 2021

Elgar Research Agendas 

Edited by John P. Meyer, Professor, Department of Psychology, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada and Adjunct Professor, Curtin Business School, Curtin University, Perth, Australia and Benjamin Schneider, Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland, College Park US; Affiliated Research Scientist, Center for Effective Organizations, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, Los Angeles and Lead Consultant, Employee Engagement and Organizational Diagnostics, Sarasota, US

Publication Date: March 2021 ISBN: 978 1 78990 784 1 Extent: 304 pp

This insightful Research Agenda presents the foundations of employee engagement, providing a framework for future research to serve as an evidence-based guide to practice. Offering an overview of contemporary engagement theory and research, it addresses important new directions for expanding our current understanding of the meaning, focus, development and outcomes of engagement.

Chapters consider the future impact of a constantly changing landscape of work on employee engagement, addressing the growing prevalence of casual and contract forms of labor and the introduction of work automation technology. International contributors explore innovative methods for engagement research, including novel approaches in data gathering, qualitative and quantitative research methods and data analytic techniques that can be applied to answering a variety of different engagement questions.

Setting out key research directions for the future of the field, this book will be essential reading for academic scholars and researchers of organizational psychology and organizational behavior. In addition, researchers in business and industry will find new ways to think about, study, and evaluate the impact of engagement policies and practices.

International contributors include: S.L. Albrecht, A.B. Bakker, J.W. Boudreau, P. Cappelli, M. Czink, L. Eldor, A.A. Fink, M. Gagné, V. González-Romá, M.A. Griffin, J.R.B. Halbesleben, L.M. Hough, D. Litalien, W.H. Macey, M.J.W. McLarnon, J.P. Meyer, A.J.S. Morin, F.L. Oswald, S.K. Parker, A.M. Saks, M. Salanova, B. Schneider, S. Sonnentag, M. Wiegelmann, D. Xanthopoulou

Chapter 1 will be offered Open Access on the Elgar platform, Elgaronline, as soon as it has been released and the book’s entry on Elgar’s website can be found here.

Upon publication, Elgar is offering a time-limited launch discount for 35% off on online orders (typical on-line orders receive 20%). The discount is valid until 30th April 2021.