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Introduction to a Coat of Many Colors

aUQ Business School, The University of Queensland, Australia
bGriffith University, Australia
cLancaster University Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy, UK

Emotion in Organizations

ISBN: 978-1-83797-251-7, eISBN: 978-1-83797-250-0

Publication date: 29 January 2024



In this chapter, we outline the background to the present volume, including the history of the Emonet group and the origins of the book series. We argue that the volume subtitle “A coat of many colors” reflects the diversity of approaches to studying emotion in organizational settings. We then provide a summary of the 11 contributor chapters in the volume, which illustrates the wide range of emotion-related topics covered in the volume.

Study Design/Methodology/Approach

This chapter provides an overview of the chapters in the volume, and gives a brief summary of each chapter, explaining how each fits into the overall theme of the volume and listing the key contribution of each chapter.


The introduction concludes with a summary of main findings of the chapters, and how they shape the future of the field, concluding that, since emotion-related topics nowadays are so integrated into the mainstream literature in organizational behavior and organization theory, maybe there is no longer a need to address emotions as a stand-alone topic.


The chapters in this volume address a wide range of emotion-related topics in the fields of organizational behavior and organization theory and point to the future of research in this field.




We would like to recognize and note our appreciation of Ms. Audrey Teh's outstanding administrative support during the production of this volume. We especially thank the reviewers of the manuscripts selected for this volume (see Appendix 1) for their dedicated and vital service.


Ashkanasy, N.M., Troth, A.C. and Humphrey, R.H. (2024), "Introduction to a Coat of Many Colors", Ashkanasy, N.M., Troth, A.C. and Humphrey, R.H. (Ed.) Emotion in Organizations (Research on Emotion in Organizations, Vol. 19), Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 1-12.



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