To read this content please select one of the options below:

Intentional negative behaviors at work

Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management

ISBN: 978-1-84855-004-9, eISBN: 978-1-84855-005-6

Publication date: 25 July 2008


Intentional negative behaviors, under their various conceptualizations, have developed into a major area of study in the literature. Previous research has provided many interesting and valuable examinations of this phenomenon, examining a variety of factors such as individual differences, exogenous influences and affective and cognitive reactions to experienced events. Most of these approaches, however, have been limited by relatively static conceptualizations of intentional negative behaviors and their antecedents. After reviewing the previous literature, we offer an alternative, dynamic view of discrete episodes of said behaviors, and outline the ways in which this approach could help advance the field and address some of the limitations of previous research.


Dimotakis, N., Ilies, R. and Mount, M.K. (2008), "Intentional negative behaviors at work", Martocchio, J.J. (Ed.) Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management (Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management, Vol. 27), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 247-277.



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2008, Emerald Group Publishing Limited