Special Issue on Workaholism in organizations: new research directions

Career Development International

ISSN: 1362-0436

Article publication date: 1 January 2005



(2005), "Special Issue on Workaholism in organizations: new research directions", Career Development International, Vol. 10 No. 1. https://doi.org/10.1108/cdi.2005.13710aaa.002



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Special Issue on Workaholism in organizations: new research directions

Submission deadline: 31 August 2005

Career Development International will publish a special issue in 2006 entitled "Workaholism in organizations: new research directions". It will be co-edited by Raphael Snir (The Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo), Itzhak Harpaz (University of Haifa), and Ronald Burke (York University).

Although the term workaholism has been widely mentioned in the popular media, our scientific understanding of it is still quite limited. This collection attempts to bridge that gap. Current research on workaholism has focused on three main areas:

  1. 1.

    Personal implications: workaholism has implications for one's work and career experiences, relationships with work colleagues and family members and psychological wellbeing.

  2. 2.

    Context: some researchers have proposed the existence of different types of workaholics, some more at risk than others.

  3. 3.

    Future trends: there is the suggestion that workaholism is on the rise in the industrialized world as workers feel threatened by job loss, face more work with fewer employees as a result of organizational restructurings and downsizings, and struggle to maintain their economic circumstances.

In selecting papers for this issue, the Guest Editors will give priority to papers that contribute to an understanding of the causes of workaholism, as well as its consequences for individuals, their families, their organizations and society at large, efforts to address levels of workaholism, and its possible future impact on the workplace. Both conceptual and empirical submissions (qualitative and quantitative) are encouraged:

  • Manuscripts should broadly fit the theme of this special issue.

  • Manuscripts should be up to 6,000 words in length and in the format set out in the journal's Author Guidelines at: www.emeraldinsight.com/journals/cdi/notes.htm

  • Manuscripts should be sent via e-mail to Raphael Snir at: r.snir@iname.com

  • Manuscripts will be selected based on their quality and contribution to our understanding of workaholism in organizations and its consequences.

Raphael SnirCo-editorThe Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo

Itzhak HarpazCo-editorUniversity of Haifa

Ronald BurkeCo-editorYork University

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