Attribution theory in the organizational sciences: A case of unrealized potential

Mark J. Martinko, Paul Harvey, Marie Dasborough

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We argue that although attributional processes appear to affect virtually all goal and reward oriented behavior in organizations, they have not received adequate attention in the organizational sciences. In this Incubator, we encourage scholars to unlock the potential of attribution theory to develop more complete explanations of organizational behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)144-149
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Organizational Behavior
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2011


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Sociology and Political Science

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