A Phenomenology of Feeling: Examining the Experience of Emotion in Organizations

Gill, Michael (2015) A Phenomenology of Feeling: Examining the Experience of Emotion in Organizations. In: Härtel, Charmine E. J., Zerbe, Wilfred J. and Ashkanasy, Neal M., (eds.) New Ways of Studying Emotions in Organizations. Research on Emotion in Organizations (11). Emerald Group Publishing, Bingley, pp. 29-50. ISBN 978-1785602214


This chapter outlines the potential of phenomenology to illuminate how individuals experience the emotions replete within organizations. It employs one particular type of phenomenological approach known as Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA). The chapter considers how the hermeneutic and phenomenological foundations of this approach lend themselves to the study of affect. The chapter then clarifies and develops established IPA guidelines to render them more appropriate for research on emotions. In doing so, the chapter demonstrates how IPA can produce contextualized accounts that explore the role of emotions in individuals’ experiences of organizational events and processes.

Item Type: Book Section
Subject(s): Organisational behaviour
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2017 09:40
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2018 16:43
Funders: N/A
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/6538

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