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Organizational Socialization


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Table of Contents

Table of Contents
List of Figures and Tables
Preface Chapter 1: An Introduction to Socialization and Assimilation
Chapter 2: Anticipatory Occupational and Role Socialization
Chapter 3: Anticipatory Organizational Socialization Chapter 4: Organizational Encounter
Chapter 5: Culture
Chapter 6: Relationships
Chapter 7: Transitions
Chapter 8: Organizational Exit
Chapter 9: Epilogue References

About the Author

Michael Kramer is professor of communication at the University of Oklahoma.


"An intriguing and insightful book that provides deeper insightsinto complex subjects An inspiration and must-have book forscholars, students and practitioners in communication,organizational psychology, business and managementdisciplines." Work, Employment and Society "Kramer's book offers the rare combination of clarity,practical examples, and smooth flow with relevant, current researchon organizational socialization. The reader will gain valuableinsights into communication influences on individuals' developingvocational interests, adjusting to new organizational environments,and excelling in managerial positions, to name just a fewtakeaways." Vernon Miller, Michigan State University "This is the book I wished had been available when I was astudent. Graduate students will find this an invaluable guide andthe book will also be accessible to undergraduates as Kramer doessuch a good job of making theory understandable." Karen Myers, University of California SantaBarbara "Kramer's book gives a very thorough summary and review oforganizational socialization, explicating the various theories,models, and empirical studies on the subject. The cases threadedthroughout each chapter bring the material to life and providepractical understanding of it. Kramer also sheds light onsocialization contexts beyond the traditional new hire'situation ... as well as socialization in voluntary organizations.This book not only is useful for students, but is a musthave' for organizational scholars in communication, management, andindustrial psychology." Patty Sias, Washington State University

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