Managing Behavior in Organizations / Edition 5

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This excellent paperback provides a brief, yet comprehensive tour of the scientific and practical highlights of organizational behavior (OB). It gets right to the point by focusing on essential concepts and practices that those in business really need to know. It allows readers to understand and appreciate the essentials of OB as a practical and scientific field by providing a good balance between research/theory and practical applications for the concepts presented. A long list of cutting-edge topics are covered in this easy-to-understand, conversationally-written book. It includes integrated coverage of Internet/Web-based organizational behavior concepts with special treatment of e-commerce, and includes practical tips and suggestions telling readers how to apply OB in their own jobs. Coverage includes: individual behavior, group behavior, and organizational processes. A especially handy reference for practicing managers and executives in corporate training programs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131359826
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 2/1/2010
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 525
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. 1 Introduction 2
Ch. 1 The Field of Organizational Behavior 2
Ch. 2 Organizational Justice, Ethics, and Corporate Social Responsibility 34
Pt. 2 Individual Behavior 72
Ch. 3 Individual Processes: Personality, Emotions, Perception, and Learning 72
Ch. 4 Coping with Organizational Life: Stress and Careers 112
Ch. 5 Work-Related Attitudes: Prejudice, Job Satisfaction, and Organizational Commitment 154
Ch. 6 What Motivates People to Work? 186
Pt. 3 Group Behavior 220
Ch. 7 Interpersonal Behavior in the Workplace 220
Ch. 8 Organizational Communication 254
Ch. 9 Group Processes and Work Teams 286
Ch. 10 Making Decisions in Organizations 322
Ch. 11 The Quest for Leadership 358
Pt. 4 Organizational Processes 392
Ch. 12 Culture, Creativity, and Innovation 392
Ch. 13 Designing Effective Organizations 422
Ch. 14 Managing Organizational Change: Strategic Planning and Organizational Development 456
Integrative Case: The Columbia Space Shuttle Disaster: Organizational Behavior as a Matter of Life and Death 488
Index 498
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