A Primer on Organizational Behavior / Edition 4

A Primer on Organizational Behavior / Edition 4

by James L. Bowditch, Anthony F. Buono
     
 

In today's world, information technology is reshaping organizations and the management practices within them. This new edition provides a complete guide to this changing world, both the practice and the scholarship that surrounds it. In a concise and sophisticated treatment, the 7th Edition gives students all the terms and concepts they need to understand… See more details below

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In today's world, information technology is reshaping organizations and the management practices within them. This new edition provides a complete guide to this changing world, both the practice and the scholarship that surrounds it. In a concise and sophisticated treatment, the 7th Edition gives students all the terms and concepts they need to understand Organizational Behavior in modern organizations.

This new edition is thoroughly up-to-date with a new focus on how information technology and diversity are continuing to reshape business organizations and the management practices within them. It includes in-depth discussions on vital topics such as: early management thought, workplace incivility, social justice, conformity in groups, virtual teams, team conflict, leader-member relations, organizational change, emotional intelligence, knowledge management and related concerns about knowledge hoarding (vs. knowledge sharing), social identity theory, executive coaching. Throughout the text, readers are asked to apply OB concepts to managerial and organizational situations. A strong focus on research includes appendices on research methods, how to interpret common statistics, and how to read a research-oriented journal article.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471160069
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/28/1996
Series:
Management Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.09(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Management and organizational behavior1
Ch. 2Perception, attitudes, and individual differences36
Ch. 3Motivation64
Ch. 4Communication103
Ch. 5Group dynamics137
Ch. 6Work teams and intergroup relations : managing collaboration and conflict167
Ch. 7Leadership, power, and the manager194
Ch. 8Macro-organizational behavior : the organization's environment236
Ch. 9Organization structure and design266
Ch. 10Organizational culture and effectiveness304
Ch. 11Organization development and change333
App. AThe research process in organizational behavior369
App. B: Statistical analysis397
App. CHow to read a research-oriented journal article411
Indexes434

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