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Conclusion to a Coat of Many Colors

aThe University of Queensland, Australia
bGriffith University, Australia
cLancaster University, UK

Emotion in Organizations

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

Publication date: 29 January 2024



In this closing chapter, we summarize the main themes identified by the chapter authors and draw out exciting new ideas for future research in the field of emotions in organizations.

Study Design/Methodology/Approach

We identify the main themes in the volume, and discuss how authors addressed each of them in their chapters.


We identified three key themes in this chapter: (1) the key role played by emotional intelligence, despite the ongoing controversy surrounding this construct; (2) the importance and lasting impact of Affective Events Theory; (3) the ongoing impact on the field of the concept of emotional labor.


The chapters in this volume deal with contemporary issues in the study emotion-related topics in the fields of organizational behavior and organization theory, and help to emphasize the contributions of the scholars working in this field.



Ashkanasy, N.M., Troth, A.C. and Humphrey, R.H. (2024), "Conclusion 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. 265-270.



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