ISSN 1671-3710
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›› 2009, Vol. 17 ›› Issue (5): 1059-1066.

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Parsing the Definition and Typology of Enterprise Counterproductive Work Behavior

ZHANG Jian-Wei;LIU Yu-Xin   

  1. School of Management and Economics, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China
  • Received:1900-01-01 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2009-09-15 Published:2009-09-15
  • Contact: ZHANG Jian-Wei

Abstract: Counterproductive Work Behavior(CWB)is an indispensable part of performance management. The introduction of CWB could both broadens and enriches the category of contextual performance. This paper first discussed details on the creation and development of CWB, and then systematically cleared up and defined the connotation of CWB from four aspects: main body, objects, nature and outcomes of CWB. The paper analyzed CWB’s construct from the historical perspective. In conclusion, the paper suggested that CWB’s research methodology should be improved scientifically and the CWB construct study should take Chinese cultural background into consideration to advance with the development of time.

Key words: counterproductive work behavior, deviant behavior, extra-role behavior