Positive emotions, negative emotions, or utility of discrete emotions?


Dirk Lindebaum, Management School, University of Liverpool, Chatham Building, Chatham Street, L69 7ZH, Liverpool, U.K. E-mail: d.lindebaum@liverpool.ac.uk


We note a tendency in organizational behavior research to link positive emotions with positive outcomes and negative emotions with negative outcomes. In this Incubator, we argue against this simple association and provide suggestions for researchers to develop interesting lines of enquiry that look beyond simple symmetrical associations. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.