Chapter 5 Care in Organizations: A Conceptual Lens to Study Emotions and Capability

Individual and Organizational Perspectives on Emotion Management and Display

ISBN: 978-0-76231-310-5, eISBN: 978-1-84950-411-9

ISSN: 1746-9791

Publication date: 6 June 2006

Abstract

This paper explores and elaborates on emotions and capability in organizations through the phenomenon of care. Drawing upon multi-disciplinary theory, as well as empirical material from a case study in the hotel industry (involving four organizations), a theoretical framework is offered for understanding the multidimensional, dynamic, social relational nature and role of care in organizations. This is shown through the suggestion of a conceptual framework of four ideal types of practices in frontline work. In the practice of care, emotions are one of the vital parts in a larger whole. Regarding the role of care in organizations, it is suggested that what, and how, one cares for, are continually created, tested, negotiated and/or re-constructed. This paper suggests that the claims regarding care also provide implications for the study and understanding of emotions and capability in organizations.

Citation

Eide, D. (2006), "Chapter 5 Care in Organizations: A Conceptual Lens to Study Emotions and Capability", Zerbe, W.J., Ashkanasy, N.M. and Härtel, C.E.J. (Ed.) Individual and Organizational Perspectives on Emotion Management and Display (Research on Emotion in Organizations, Vol. 2), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 107-143. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1746-9791(06)02005-0

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