19 / ORGANISATIONAL THEORY
Job Satisfaction Revisited5 – 9 April 2010
Gerd Grözinger, University of Flensburg, Germany
Wenzel Matiaske, Helmut-Schmidt University, Germany
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Call for papers
Gerd Grözinger, University of Flensburg, and Wenzel Matiaske, Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg
Job Satisfaction Revisited
Work is often more than mere employment. Work can mean participation, give meaning, bring joy. Job satisfaction is therefore not only a sociotechnical parameter that needs to be observed because of its effects and side effects, but is over and above an independent aim of an organisation or a business.
In the special issue and the corresponding seminar, we would like to discuss job satisfaction in an adequately broad and interdisciplinary way. We are particularly interested in questions such as:
- Work conditions are changing, so are the demands on work. Are there new empirical facets of job satisfaction?
- The operationalisation of job satisfaction is considered to be difficult, especially when it is interpreted as an intra- or interindividual process. Survey research hardly takes account of that. We would like to discuss ways and problems of measuring job satisfaction.
- The “fight for joy in work” is associated with the normative views of a good life. Which ethical implications does the construct ‘job satisfaction’ hold?
- Research on job satisfaction goes back to the beginnings of modern social science, economy, as well as sociology. We are interested in the research history of the construct ‘job satisfaction’.
This is not an exhaustive list.
Potential contributors to the workshop at the IUC Dubrovnik (5th - 9th April 2010, http://www.iuc.hr) are encouraged to contact the guest editors directly with an abstract of 1-2 pages before January 31st. A limited amount of travel grants are available.
Full papers for this special edition of the ‘management revue’ must be with the editors by May 31st 2010. All contributions will be subject to a double-blind review. Papers invited to a ‘revise and resubmit‘ are due September 30th 2010. Please submit your papers electronically to email@example.com at using as subject ‘management revue’.
Hoping to hear from you
Gerd Grözinger & Wenzel Matiaske
Tu, April 6th
9:30 Wenzel Matiaske (Hamburg)
Introduction: Job Satisfaction Revisited
10:00 Yvonne Ferreira (Darmstadt)
Types of Job Satisfaction The Zurich Model is futurized
11:00 Luke Haywood (Paris)
Too rich to do the dirty work? Job quality, search and wealth
14:00 Alexandra Arnold, Philippe Mahler (Zrich)
Satisfied Employees as Organizational Risk Factors? Effects of Different
Forms of Job Satisfaction and Job Dissatisfaction on Organizational Outcomes
15:00 Solomon Ojo (Ibadan)
Predicting Job Satisfaction across Selected Occupational Types in Nigeria.
The Place of Personality and Socio-economic Factors
16:00 Irina Kozina, Irina Soboleva (Moscow)
Dynamics and Factors of Job Satisfaction in Russian Enterprises: from
Boom to Crisis
We, April 7th
10:00 Andrew E. Clark (Paris)
Work, Jobs, and Well-Being Across the Millennium
11:00 Jan Dettmers, Eva Bamberg, Niklas Friedrich, Tim Vahle-Hinz, Monika
On-call work and well-being Moderating effects of personal evaluations
and work characteristics
14:00 Simon Fietze (Hamburg)
Job Satiasfactiion an Personality: SOEP
15:00 Dominik Hanglberger (Lneburg)
Job Satisfaction and flexible working hours arrangements
16:00 Michiel Schoemaker, P. Breman, F.M. van Vliet-de Nooij (Amsterdam)
Call for generation specific HRD