Oude wijn in nieuwe zakken?

Translated title of the contribution: Old wine in new bottles? The psychology of people in organizations has more to offer than matthijs bal thinks

Naomi Ellemers*, Dick de Gilder

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to JournalComment / Letter to the editorAcademic

Abstract

In dit artikel reageren wij op de bewering dat de hedendaagse arbeids- en organisatiepsychologie

de mens benadert als ‘homo economicus’ (Bal, 2015). Wij betogen dat

er binnen dit vakgebied wel degelijk stelselmatig aandacht wordt besteed aan de

interpersoonlijke relaties en emotionele reacties in werksituaties. Daarnaast wijzen

wij op de beperkingen van de oplossingen die Bal voorstelt. Wij onderbouwen ons

betoog met bestaande theorie en onderzoek over mensen in organisaties.

In this contribution we respond to the contention that contemporary analyses in work and organizational psychology approach workers as ‘homo economicus’ (Bal, 2015). We counter this by arguing that interpersonal relations and emotional responses are systematically considered as variables of interest in the field. We also point out the limitations of the solutions proposed by Bal. We substantiate our position by referring to existing theory and research on people in organizations.

Translated title of the contributionOld wine in new bottles? The psychology of people in organizations has more to offer than matthijs bal thinks
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)163-167
Number of pages5
JournalGedrag en Organisatie
Volume29
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Human dignity
  • Neoliberalism
  • Work and organizational psychology
  • Workplace democracy

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