The Blackwell Handbook of Principles of Organizational Behavior / Edition 1

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This international handbook provides students and managers with an essential resource connecting the theories to the real world of organizations and showing how to apply them.

  • Goes beyond other handbooks by linking theory to practice in the real world.
  • Gives students and managers practical principles to apply to all types of work situation.
  • Includes contributions from a selection of experts from all over the world.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631215059
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Series: Blackwell Handbooks in Management Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 488
  • Product dimensions: 6.95 (w) x 9.93 (h) x 1.23 (d)

Meet the Author

Edwin A. Locke is Dean's Professor of Motivation and Leadership at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and is also affiliated with the Department of Psychology. He received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Harvard and his MA and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell. He has published over 200 articles, chapters and books, including (with G. Latham) A Theory of Goal Setting and Task Performance, (with others) The Essence of Leadership, and Prime Movers: The Traits of the Great Wealth Creators. Dr. Locke has received the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology and the H. Heneman Career Contribution Award from the Academy of Management (Human Resource Division). He has also received the Outstanding Teacher-Scholar Award from the University of Maryland and numerous teaching awards.
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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Contributors and Editor
Editor's Introduction
1 Select on Intelligence 3
2 Select on Conscientiousness and Emotional Stability 15
3 Structure Interviews to Hire the Best People 29
4 Design Training Systematically 43
5 Design Performance Appraisal Systems to Improve Performance 60
6 Promote Job Satisfaction through Mental Challenge 75
7 Control Turnover by Understanding its Causes 90
8 Motivate Employee Performance through Goal-setting 107
9 Cultivate Self-efficacy for Personal and Organizational Effectiveness 120
10 Motivate Performance through Empowerment 137
11 Pay for Performance 150
12 Provide Recognition for Performance Improvement 166
13 Promote Procedural Justice to Enhance Acceptance of Work Outcomes 181
14 Compose Teams to Assure Successful Boundary Activity 199
15 Excel through Group Process 211
16 Manage Intra-team Conflict through Collaboration 226
17 Use Power Effectively 241
18 Lead through Vision and Values 257
19 Foster Trust through Competence, Honesty, and Integrity 274
20 Design Structure to Fit Strategy 291
21 Use Participation to Share Information and Distribute Knowledge 304
22 Make Good Decisions by Effectively Managing the Decision-making Process 316
23 Stimulate Creativity by Fueling Passion 331
24 Manage Stress at Work through Preventive and Proactive Coping 342
25 Manage Conflict through Negotiation and Mediation 356
26 Lead Organizational Change by Creating Dissatisfaction and Realigning the Organization with New Competitive Realities 370
27 Promote Equal Opportunity by Recognizing Gender Differences in the Experience of Work and Family 389
28 Use Information Technology as a Catalyst for Organizational Change 404
29 Make Management Practice Fit the National Culture 418
Index 435
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