Organizational Behavior: Securing Competitive Advantage / Edition 6

Organizational Behavior: Securing Competitive Advantage / Edition 6

by John A. Wagner III, John R. Hollenbeck
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415998514

ISBN-13: 9780415998512

Pub. Date: 08/11/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The management of organizational behavior is a critically important source of competitive advantage in today’s organizations. Every organization’s members share a constellation of skills, abilities, and motivations that differentiates it from every other firm. To gain advantage, managers must be able to capitalize on these individual differences as jobs

Overview

The management of organizational behavior is a critically important source of competitive advantage in today’s organizations. Every organization’s members share a constellation of skills, abilities, and motivations that differentiates it from every other firm. To gain advantage, managers must be able to capitalize on these individual differences as jobs are designed, teams are formed, work is structured, and change is facilitated. This textbook, now in its second edition, provides its readers with the knowledge required to succeed as managers under these circumstances.

In this book, John Wagner and John Hollenbeck make the key connection between theory and practice to help students excel as managers charged with the task of securing competitive advantage. They present students with a variety of helpful learning tools, including:

  • Coverage of the full spectrum of organizational behavior topics
  • Managerial models that are based in many instances on hundreds of research studies and decades of management practice
  • Introductory mini-cases and current examples throughout the the text to help students contextualize organizational behavior theory and understand its application in today's business world

The ideal book for undergraduate and graduate students of organizational behavior, Organizational Behavior: Securing Competitive Advantage is written to motivate exceptional student performance and contribute to their lasting managerial success.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415998512
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/11/2009
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction 1. Organization Behavior 2. Management and Managers Part II: Micro Organizational Behavior 3. Managing Diversity and Individual Differences 4. Perception, Decision Making, and Creativity 5. Work Motivation and Performance 6. Satisfaction and Stress Part III: Meso Organizational Behavior 7. Efficiency, Motivation, and Quality in Work Design 8. Interdependence and Role Relationships 9. Group Dynamics and Team Effectiveness 10. Leadership of 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, & Organization Development Part V: Conclusion 15. International Organizational Behavior 16. Evidence-Based Management: Critical Thinking and Continuous Learning

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