Organizational Behavior: Securing Competitive Advantage [NOOK Book]

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In today’s business environment, competition arises when other organizations seek to do something your company does, only better. Competitive advantage is further secured when competitors cannot duplicate your company’s special advantage at all.Authors John Wagner and John Hollenbeck contend, based on solid research ,that an especially strong competitive advantage rests in the hands of the people who make up your organization. One of the most effective ways to secure competitive advantage lies in the best use of ...

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Overview

In today’s business environment, competition arises when other organizations seek to do something your company does, only better. Competitive advantage is further secured when competitors cannot duplicate your company’s special advantage at all.Authors John Wagner and John Hollenbeck contend, based on solid research ,that an especially strong competitive advantage rests in the hands of the people who make up your organization. One of the most effective ways to secure competitive advantage lies in the best use of the knowledge, skill, and other human assets possessed by your company’s employees. No other firm has the same people as yours.
Thus managing organizational behavior is essential to the process of gaining and sustaining competitive advantage.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203873533
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/11/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 424
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

John A Wagner III is Professor and Chair of the Department of Management in the Eli Broad College of Business and Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University. Professor Wagner received his Ph.D. degree in Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1982. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in management, organizational behavior, and organization theory.
Professor Wagner is a member of the review boards of Administrative Science Quarterly and the Academy of Management Review, and is Editor of Advances in Qualitative Organization Research. He is a member of the Academy of Management and the American Psychological Association. In 1989 Professor Wagner was co-recipient of the Scholarly Achievement Award conferred by the Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management. In 1993 he received the Research Methods Division's Walter de Gruyter Best Paper Award.
Professor Wagner's research is in the fields of organizational behavior and organization theory. His publications have examined the efficacy of participatory decision making, the effects of individualism-collectivism on cooperation and performance, the effects of size on the performance of groups and organizations, and the long-term effects of incentive payment on group productivity.

John R. Hollenbeck received his Ph.D. in Management and Organizational Behavior from New York University in 1984. He is currently Eli Broad Professor of Management in the Eli Broad College of Business and Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University, where he teaches organizational behavior, human resource management, and organizational research methods at boththe undergraduate and graduate levels.
Professor Hollenbeck was the first recipient, in 1992, of the Ernest J. McCormick Award for Early Contributions to the field of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and was a Teacher-Scholar Award winner in 1987 at Michigan State University. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and has served on the editorial boards of journals including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and the Journal of Management. Professor Hollenbeck is currently Editor of Personnel Psychology.
Professor Hollenbeck has published in the areas of organizational behavior and human resource management. His current research focuses on self-regulation theories of work motivation, employee separation and acquisition processes, and team decision making and performance

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Table of Contents


PART I. INTRODUCTION. 1. Organizational Behavior. 2. Management and Managers.
PART II. MICRO ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR. 3. Diversity and Individual Differences. 4. Perception, Decision Making, and Creativity. 5. Motivation and High Performance Work Systems. 6. Satisfaction and Stress in the Workplace.
PART III. MESO ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR. 7. Efficiency, Motivation, and Quality in Work Design. 8. Roles, Socialization, and Communication. 9. Group Dynamics and Team Effectiveness. 10. Leadership in Groups and Organizations.
PART IV. MACRO ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR. 11. Power, Politics, and Conflict. 12. Structuring the Organization. 13. Technology, Environment, and Organization Design. 14. Culture, Change, and Organization Development.
PART V. CONCLUSION. 15. The International Context. 16. Critical Thinking and Research Methods.
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