Academic journal article Human Resource Planning

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Academic journal article Human Resource Planning

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In this issue of Human Resource Planning we are fortunate to have three diverse contributions that are just a bit different from our usual offerings. Professors Lester and Kickul, in their article Psychological Contracts in the 21st Century: What Employees Value Most and How Well Organizations Are Responding to These Expectations, take us into familiar but uncharted territory. Thanks to the pioneering work of Dr. Denise Rousseau at Northwestern University we have long been comfortable with the concept of the psychological contract. But when pressed to take the psychological contract from concept to actual practice, we consistently come up short. Professors Lester and Kickul bring us a step closer, by developing and applying an innovative method for measuring the psychological contract, an accomplishment with the high potential to become an enduring contribution to our discipline.

The second article in this issue is especially timely as we enter the difficult post-dot.comfrenzy economy. Professors Mollica and Gray have written When Layoff Survivors Become Layoff Victims: Propensity to Litigate. Like the authors in our first article, they use an innovative research methodology to investigate a vexing organizational problem. …

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