Appropriate for introductory courses in organizational behaviour.
Real-world cases and thoughtful discussion questions are a hallmark of this authoritative text. This new edition is up to date on coverage of organizational behaviour research, theory, and applications, earning it the reputation as the most respected resource in business studies. Organizational Behaviour takes a rigorous approach to OB, while maintaining its readability and engaging approach.
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Part 1 An Introduction
Chapter 1 Organizational Behaviour and Management
Part 2 Individual Behaviour
Chapter 2 Personality and Learning
Chapter 3 Perception, Attribution, and Diversity
Chapter 4 Values, Attitudes, and Work Behaviour
Chapter 5 Theories of Work Motivation
Chapter 6 Motivation in Practice
Part 3 Social Behaviour and Organizational Processes
Chapter 7 Groups and Teamwork
Chapter 8 Social Influence, Socialization, and Culture
Chapter 9 Leadership
Chapter 10 Communication
Chapter 11 Decision Making
Chapter 12 Power, Politics, and Ethics
Chapter 13 Conflict and Stress
Part 4 The Total Organization
Chapter 14 Organizational Structure
Chapter 15 Environment, Strategy, and Technology
Chapter 16 Organizational Change, Development, and Innovation
Includes the latest research in areas such as personality variables Proactive Personality, core self evaluation, general self-efficacy, LMX theory, authentic leadership, ethical leadership
Updated Opening Vignettes - All vignettes concern real people in real organizations and are carefully analyzed at several points in each chapter.
Updated You Be the Manager, Research Focus, Applied Focus, Global Focus, and Ethical Focus boxes.
Updated Cases - Cases span important topics in contemporary organizations and are found in each chapter.
New Integrative Case - Unlike the case studies, which focus only on the material in each chapter, the Integrative Case requires students to use the material throughout the text to understand the case material.
Balances the Science/reseach of OB with the Practice
You Be the Manager invites students to consider a problem faced by an actual organization.
The Manager's Notebook at the end of chapter reveals the decisions of the real managers.
On-the-Job Challenge Questions are based on real issues and problems facing organizations, and appear in each chapter
Experiential Exercises enhance student understanding and encourage discussion by offering self-assessment, role-playing, and group activities.
Applied Focus, Global Focus, and Ethical Focus boxes draw on management literature, research literature, and the popular press to examine real-world practices.
Covers the most up to date Research
Research Focus boxes
Research Evidence sections
Appendix on how to do reseach in OB
The book takes a strongly integrative approach so students do not see individual concepts in isolation.
OB Flashback integrates material throughout the text by showing how material in a current chapter has implications for understanding the material in an earlier chapter.
Integrative Case introduced in Chapter 1, this case is reprised at the end of each part, pulling together the concepts covered in the context of a broader case.
Integrative Discussion questions in each chapter
Variety of Cases
Case Incidents appear in each chapter and are designed to focus on a particular topic within a chapter. They, too, deal with realistic scenarios.
A more extensive Case Study is found in each chapter
Each chapter opens with a Opening Vignette that features real organizations and real people.
Learning Objectives are listed at the beginning of every chapter to help focus the student’s attention.
Each chapter concludes with a Learning Objectives Checklist and Discussion Questions.
Key terms are boldface where they are discussed and are defined in a running glossary in the margin.