Organizational justice comes of age

Review of the Oxford Handbook of Justice in the Workplace Edited by Russell Cropanzano and Maureen Ambrose

Maja Graso, Steven Grover

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Book review of 'The Oxford Handbook of Justice in the Workplace' by Russell S. Cropanzano and Maureen L. Ambrose (Eds). Oxford University Press, New York, 2015, pp. vii + 672, (hardback), ISBN: 978-0-19-998141-0, (online), DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199981410.001.0001

The subfield of organizational justice has entered young adulthood. Its scientific achievements from conception to contemporary applications are represented in The Oxford Handbook of Justice in the Workplace, edited by Russell Cropanzano and Maureen Ambrose. The Handbook highlights advances in the field’s theoretical foundations, measurements, and applications. This Handbook follows a decade on the heels of its predecessor, Handbook of Organizational Justice, edited by Jerald Greenberg and Jason Colquitt. In 2005 the justice field was dominated by developmental debates over esoteric definitions of various facets of organizational justice, whereas the present Handbook reflects construct refinement, orientation to detail, and theoretical nuance that comes with maturation. This timely release therefore offers a fitting opportunity to reflect on key trends over the last 10 years and to consider the future of organizational justice research. This collection of comprehensive chapters meticulously compiled by the luminaries of organizational justice shows that organizational justice is still young, developing, and full of potential to influence the world.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-190
Number of pages10
JournalSocial Justice Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Organizational justice
  • Justice as a dependent variable
  • Justice enactment
  • Book review

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