Building on the success of two earlier best-selling editions from 2003 and 2011, this benchmark text and highly cited reference work now appears in its third edition. This book is a research-based resource on key aspects of workplace bullying and its remediation, which:

  • Covers the nature and complexities of bullying and harassment in the workplace
  • Presents the evidence on its prevalence, risk groups, antecedents and outcomes
  • Examines cyberbullying and harassment in the digital world
  • Describes the roles of bystanders and the coping possibilities of victims
  • Discusses prevention, intervention, treatment and the management of specific cases
  • Explains legal perspectives, the role of HR and of internal policies

Edited by leading experts in the field and presenting contributions from subject experts, it provides state-of-the-art reviews of the main themes in the field, as well as practical remedies and solutions at individual, organizational and societal levels, providing a much-needed update and expansion of the original work, as the research and literature on this problem with its manifold detrimental effects has expanded radically over the last decade. This book should be of interest to all scholars in the field of organizational behavior and social processes at work. In particular, the book is a much-needed tool for bachelor, master and PhD students, new and experienced researchers in the field, advanced practitioners and policy makers, including labor inspectors, union representatives, HR-personnel, lawyers, management consultants, and counsellors in private practice, family physicians and occupational health practitioners, to name a few. 

part I|102 pages

The Nature of the Problem

chapter Chapter One|51 pages

The Concept of Bullying and Harassment at Work

The European Tradition

chapter Chapter Two|48 pages

By Any Other Name

North American Perspectives on Workplace Bullying

part III|188 pages

Explaining the Problem

chapter Chapter Seven|35 pages

Individual Antecedents of Bullying

Personality, Motives and Competencies of Victims and Perpetrators

chapter Chapter Eleven|24 pages

The Bystanders of Workplace Bullying

chapter Chapter Twelve|25 pages

Harassment in the Digital World


part IV|220 pages

Managing the Problem

chapter Chapter Fourteen|39 pages

Prevention and Treatment of Workplace Bullying

An Overview

chapter Chapter Fifteen|23 pages

Managing Workplace Bullying

The Role of Policies

chapter Chapter Sixteen|20 pages

Human Resource Management and Bullying

Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution?

chapter Chapter Eighteen|29 pages

Coping with Bullying at Work

How Do Targets, Bullies and Bystanders Deal with Bullying?

chapter Chapter Nineteen|33 pages

Inpatient Psychotherapy of Bullying Victims

chapter Chapter Twenty|22 pages

Bullying and the Law

Gradual Progress on a Global Scale