Handbook of Organizational Behavior / Edition 2

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Building upon the strengths of the first edition while continuing to extend the influence and reach of organizational behavior (OB), the Second Edition of this groundbreaking reference/ text analyzes OB from a business marketing perspective-offering a thorough treatment of central, soon-to-be central, contiguous, and emerging topics of OB to facilitate greater viability and demand of OB practice.
New edition incorporates more comparative perspectives throughout!
Contributing to the dynamic, interdisciplinary state of OB theory and practice, the Handbook of Organizational Behavior, Second Edition

  • comprehensively covers strategic and critical issues of the OB field with descriptive analyses and full documentation
  • details the essential principles defining core OB such as organizational design, structure, culture, leadership theory, and risk taking
  • advances solutions to setting operational definitions throughout the field
  • comparatively discusses numerous situations and variables to provide clarity to mixed or inconclusive research findings
  • utilizes cross-cultural approaches to examine recent issues concerning race, ethnicity, and gender
  • reevaluates value standards and paradigms of change in OB
  • investigates cross-national examples of OB development, including case studies from the United States and India
  • and much more!
    Written by 45 worldwide specialists and containing over 3500 references, tables, drawings, and equations, the Handbook of Organizational Behavior, Second Edition is a definitive reference for public administrators, consultants, organizational behavior specialists, behavioral psychologists, political scientists, and sociologists, as well as a necessary and worthwhile text for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students taking organizational behavior courses in the departments of public administration, psychology, management, education, and sociology.
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Analyzes organizational behavior (OB) from a business marketing perspective, offering treatment of central and emerging topics of OB. Details the essential principles defining core OB issues such as organizational design, structure, culture, and risk taking, and advances solutions to setting operational definitions throughout the field. Discusses numerous situations and variables to provide clarity to mixed or inconclusive research findings, and uses cross-cultural approaches to examine recent issues concerning race, ethnicity, and gender. The editor teaches political science and management at The University of Georgia-Athens. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824703936
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2000
  • Series: Public Administration and Public Policy Series , #87
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 828
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Fitting a Market Metaphor to Organizational Behavior
Robert T. Golembiewski

Some Standard or Wheelhorse Themes

The Contingency Approach to Organizational Design
Paul R. Lawrence
Work Motivation
Hal G. Rainey
Motivation by Goal Setting
Edwin A. Locke
Conservation of Resources Theory: Applications to Stress and Management in the Workplace
Stevan E. Hobfoll and Arie Shirom
Small Group Research: Autonomous Teams and Progress on Issues of Context and Levels of Analysis
Claus W. Langfred and Mark T. Shanley
Organizational Culture: It's Alive! It's Alive! But There's No Fixed Address!
Robert G. Isaac and Douglas C. Pitt
Organization Design
William B. Stevenson
Surveying Organizational Structures and Human Resource Practices: The National Organizations Study
Peter V. Marsden, Arne L. Kalleberg, and David Knoke
Risk Taking in Organizations
Myron L. Weber
Leadership Theory in Postmodernist Organizations
Karl W. Kuhnert

Some Themes Requiring Enhanced Emphasis

Research on Race and Ethnicity: An Update and Analysis
Taylor Cox, Jr., Stella M. Nkomo, and Julia Welch
Human Factors in Information Systems
G. David Garson
Psychological Burnout in Organizations: Research and Intervention
Ronald J. Burke and Astrid M. Richardsen
Managing Organizational Conflict: Challenges for Organization Development and Change
M. Afzalur Rahim
Entrepreneurial Phenomena in a Cross-National Context
Urs E. Gattiker and John Parm Ulhøi
Work-Family Role Conflict and Employer Responsibility: An Organizational Analysis of Workplace Responses to a Social Problem
Paul M. Roman and Terry C. Blum
Management Training and Development
Dorothy Olshfski and Deborah Ann Cutchin
Valuing Diversity in a Global Economy: The Sad State of Organizations and Gender
Allan R. Cahoon and Julie I. A. Rowney

Some Themes with Great Potential

Wisdom's Critical Requirement for Scientific Objectivity in Organizational Behavior Research: Explicit Reporting of Researcher Values
Gordon A. Walter
Postmodernism: Implications for Organization Theory?
Dale Skip Newberg
Behavioral Research in Auditing: A Review and Synthesis
Ronald A. Davidson
Hegemonic Masculinity and Organizational Behavior
Martin Kilduff
A Positive Revolution in Change: Appreciative Inquiry
David L. Cooperrider and Diana Whitney
Paradigms in Organizational Change: Change Agent and Change Target Perspectives
Achilles A. Armenakis, Stanley G. Harris, and Hubert S. Feild
Compensation: Trends and Expanding Horizons
Elizabeth M. Doherty and Walter R. Nord
A Way Out of No Way? Strategy, Structure, and the New Governance
Robert F. Durant
A New Perspective on Organizing in Industry
John Parm Ulhøi,Urs E. Gattiker, and Inger Bojsen
Transcending Cultural Boundaries for Human and Organization Development: Experiences of International Exchange Between India and the United States
Uma Jain

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