This book focuses on an emerging area of study in management: managerial humor and its impact on employees' outcomes. Drawing from theoretical work that advocates humor as a managerial tool and building on existing theory and documented evidence on humor, the book explores how managers can use humor to positively affect employees’ short-term emotional states and long-term psychological resources at work, and thus reduce the likelihood of their leaving the organization.
First, the book develops a theoretical framework for humor events at work and provides evidence-based findings on employees’ humor behavior within actual work contexts. Second, it explores how humor can be used to positively impact employees’ emotional states at work. In doing so, the book takes a multidisciplinary approach to humor by integrating theory and findings from the emotions literature, Positive Organizational Behavior, and Broaden and Build Theory into the humor literature.
The book sheds new light on the consequences of managers’ use of humor for employees. It provides practical guidelines on how managers can use humor as an effective tool at work to bring about desired employee outcomes.
This rigorous textbook introduces graduate students to the principles of econometrics and statistics with a focus on methods and applications in financial research. Financial Econometrics, Mathematics, and Statisticsintroduces tools and methods important for both finance and accounting that assist with asset...
This book introduces the concept of smart city as the potential solution to the challenges created by urbanization. The Internet of Things (IoT) offers novel features with minimum human intervention in smart cities. This book describes different components of Internet of Things (IoT) for smart cities including sensor technologies,...
Facebook’s algorithms shaping the news. Uber’s cars flocking the streets. Revolution on Twitter and romance on Tinder. We live in a world constructed of computer code. Coders – software programmers – are the people who built it for us. And yet their worlds and minds are little known to outsiders.
The School of Doubt conducts a parallel philological and philosophical examination
of Cicero’s Academica, a work on Hellenistic epistemology written in
the first half of 45 bce. The treatise has a unique history, insofar as fragments
of two different versions are extant: the second of a two-volume first edition,