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September 2021

Asian perspectives on workplace bullying and harassment

Editors: Premilla D'Druz, Ernesto Noronha & Avina Mendonca

We are pleased to share with the IAWBH community about the recently released book on workplace bullying in Asia. This book, which further insights into Eastern perspectives on workplace bullying, arose out of our commitment to internationalizing the extant literature on the phenomenon, linked to our abiding interest in and concerted attempts to promote inclusion.

The book showcases empirical studies on workplace bullying from a range of Asian countries, including China, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, UAE and Vietnam, and is the first-of-its-kind single academic project documenting workplace emotional abuse in the world’s largest continent. It encompasses the ‘varieties of workplace bullying’ conceptualization in addition to category-based harassment and abusive supervision, and presents target, bystander and interventionist perspectives, along with contextualized insights into the phenomenon. The book speaks to the significance of sociocultural factors and draws on several theoretical and substantive bases including dignity, social cynicism, coping, gender, sexual orientation, job insecurity, turnover intention, affective events theory, attribution theory, regulation and policy initiatives. Covering all major regions in Asia where workplace bullying has been found to occur, namely West Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia and East Asia, the book portrays studies which engage both positivist and postpositivist paradigms, utilize an array of methods and include a range of industrial sectors and employment contracts and all levels of the organization. 

While focused on Asia, the book’s insights have international relevance and are of interest to the worldwide community of workplace bullying researchers and practitioners.

More details are available at https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9789811623615#

Human Resource perspectives on workplace bullying in higher education: Understanding vulnerable employee's experiences

Leah P. Hollis

Written by IAWBH member Leah Hollis, this book describes the experiences of workplace bullying in the context of the US Higher Education Sector and draws on primary research undertaken in this area. 

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