Handbook of Research on Human Factors in Contemporary Workforce Development

Handbook of Research on Human Factors in Contemporary Workforce Development

Bryan Christiansen (PryMarke LLC, USA) and Harish C. Chandan (Argosy University, USA)
Release Date: March, 2017|Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 563
ISBN13: 9781522525684|ISBN10: 1522525688|EISBN13: 9781522525691|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2568-4


The development of any organization is deeply connected with the influences of its employees. By implementing new competencies in the workforce, both the employees and the business overall can thrive.

The Handbook of Research on Human Factors in Contemporary Workforce Development is a pivotal source for the latest scholarly perspectives on social aspects and employee influences on modern business environments. Including a range of topics such as gender diversity, performance appraisal, and job satisfaction, this publication is an ideal reference for academics, professionals, students, and practitioners seeking content on optimizing development in contemporary organizations.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Business Communication
  • Gender Diversity
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Managerial Bullying
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Persons With Disabilities
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Virtual Work Environments

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Bryan Christiansen has progressively held the positions of President, CEO, and then Chairman in PryMarke, LLC, a Michigan, USA-based Business Analytics and Management Consultancy. Bryan has also been an Adjunct Business Professor at Capella University, DeVry University, and Ellis University (formerly Ellis College of New York Institute of Technology) in the USA, and a Senior Business Lecturer at Gumushane University in Turkey. Born in Washington, DC and raised in Asia, Bryan is fluent in Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, and Turkish, and has traveled to 40 countries during his 28-year business career involving Global 1000 firms. Bryan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of the State of New York and an MBA degree from Capella University. Bryan will complete his Doctor of Business Administration degree (DBA) from Middlesex University in London, England in 2020.
Dr. Harish C. Chandan is Professor of Business at Argosy University, Atlanta. He was interim chair of the business program in 2011. He received President’s award for excellence in teaching in 2007, 2008 and 2009. His teaching philosophy is grounded in the learner needs and life-long learning. His research interests include research methods, leadership, marketing, and organizational behavior. He has published 20 peer-reviewed articles in business journals and five chapters in business reference books. Dr. Chandan has presented conference papers at Academy of Management, International Academy of Business and Management, Southeast Association of Information Systems, and Academy of International Business. Prior to joining Argosy, Dr. Chandan managed optical fiber and cable product qualification laboratories for Lucent Technologies, Bell Laboratories. During his career with Lucent, he had 40 technical publications, a chapter in a book and five patents.