Robbins: Leading the way in OB
Written as an alternative to Robbins’ larger Organisational Behaviour text, OB: The Essentials is an applied and focused text that will help your students to quickly grasp the essential elements of OB. In an engaging 13 chapter format, this book retains the fluid writing style, academic rigour and extensive use of examples that are trademark features of the Robbins texts. While there are less chapters, the book continues to provide cutting-edge content that is often missing in other OB books – this is not merely a subset of material from Robbin’s Organisational Behaviour text; it was written from the ground up to present all the essential content in a shorter format.
This new text will have broad appeal; particularly to visual learners who will appreciate the lively design and extensive use of examples and photographs to aid comprehension and retention of concepts.
New co-author Dr Michael Jones of the University of Wollongong brings his avid enthusiasm for student education as well as a solid research background in motivation, commitment and business operations to the new text. Reviewers and users of the Robbins texts regularly report that they are ‘conversational’, ‘interesting’, ‘student-friendly’ and ‘very clear and understandable’.
Packed full of pedagogical features that will engage and stimulate your students, OB: The Essentials will ensure that they are getting a sound understanding of OB. Features such as the ‘Applying Knowledge’ and ‘Student Challenge’ boxes prompt students to apply and think strategically about what they have just learnt.
PART 1 Introduction
Ch 1 The significance of organisational behaviour
PART 2 The Individual In The Organisation
Ch 2 Learning and job satisfaction
Ch 3 Personality and values
Ch 4 Perception and individual decision making
Ch 5 Motivation
Ch 6 Emotions and moods
PART 3 Groups In The Organisation
Ch 7 Understanding group and team behaviour
Ch 8 Leadership
Ch 9 Power and politics
Ch 10 Communication and conflict
PART 4 The Organisation System
Ch 11 Organisational structure
Ch 12 Organisational culture
Ch 13 Organisational change and development
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- An opening vignette which sets the scene through an example and provides a very effective introduction to the chapter topic by highlighting a practical issue for the student to respond to.
- Applying the Knowledge boxes that reinforce the “applied” focus of the book. Each chapter provides students with a set of applications that allow them to put into practice some of the theories discussed.
- Student Challenge boxes that highlight and describe a situation that a student has had to deal with in the workplace in relation to the chapter topic.
- A new student Companion Website has been especially prepared to support this text. On this website, you will find a complete suite of learning tools including:
Audio chapter summaries
The Self-Assessment Library
- A range of comprehensive instructor resources has been developed to complement the text. These include:
* An extensive Instructor’s Manual. Each chapter of the manual includes expanded outlines of the topics in each chapter, teaching tips to accompany the boxed text and exercises,
and answers to all question material.
* Over 250 full-colour PowerPoint slides to highlight the key concepts of the text.
* The Australian Fusion DVD series was especially developed to support our Management and Organisational Behaviour texts.
* These real-life case studies are fast-paced and engaging for today’s students, fusing theory and practice.
- The Self-Assessment Library (SAL) is now integrated within the chapter so that students take the test right after they have learned a concept. SAL allows students to assess their knowledge, beliefs, feelings and actions in regard to a wide range of personal skills, abilities and interests. The SAL includes:
* 51 research-based self-assessments: Our entire collection of 51 instruments, 10 of which are new to this edition.
* Work-life and career focus: All self-assessments are focused to help individuals better manage their work-lives or careers.
* Save feature: Students can take the self-assessment an unlimited number of times, and save and print their scores for class discussion.
* Scoring key: The scoring key to the self-assessments has been edited by Steve Robbins to allow students to quickly make sense of the results of their score.
- Instructor manual: An instructor manual guides instructors in interpreting self-assessments and helps facilitate better classroom discussion.
Dr Stephen P. Robbins
PhD University of Arizona
Dr Stephen P. Robbins is the world's #1 best-selling textbook author in the areas of management and organisational behaviour. His books have sold more than two million copies, are currently used by students at more than one thousand U.S. colleges and universities, and are widely read worldwide. Robbins' Organizational Behavior 9e is the market leader throughout Canada, Mexico, Central America, South America, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, India, China, and Scandinavia. He is the author of Managing Today and co-author of both Management 5e and Fundamentals of Management.
Dr Robbins’ research interests focus on conflict, power and politics in organisations, behavioural decision making and the development of effective interpersonal skills.
Timothy A. Judge
PhD University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dr Judge’s primary research interests are in personality, moods and emotions; job attitudes; leadership and influence behaviours and careers (person–organisation fit, career success). Dr Judge published more than 100 articles in these and other major topics in journals such as Journal of Organizational Behavior, Personnel Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, European Journal of Personality and European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology.
Dr Judge is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Academy of Management, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the American Psychological Society.
In 1995, Dr Judge received the Ernest J. McCormick Award for Distinguished Early Career Contributions from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and, in 2001, he received the Larry L. Cummings Award for mid-career contributions from the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management. In 2007, he received the Professional Practice Award from the Institute of Industrial and Labor Relations, University of Illinois.
PhD, Griffith University
Dr Bruce Millett is currently the Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) in the Faculty of Business at University of Southern Queensland.
His research interests have focussed on how organisations develop their strategic capability through leadership, organisational change and innovation, performance management, organisational learning and leadership.
Apart from 5 editions of Organisational Behaviour, Bruce has also co-authored books of readings in organisational behaviour as well as human resource management.
PhD University of Wollongong
BCom (Hons) (International Business & HRM) University of Wollongong
Dr Michael Jones is currently a Lecturer in Management in the School of Management and Marketing at University of Wollongong.
His research interests include organisational behaviour, particularly in areas of motivation and commitment and business operations in areas of collaboration, culture and strategy.
Michael is a member of the Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management, the Australian Human Resources Institute and the Industrial Relations Society of Australia.