Organizational Behavior: A Management Challenge / Edition 3

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This textbook in Organizational Behavior is appropriate for undergraduate as well as MBA students of management and psychology. Very readable, this textbook, authored by accomplished Management professors, will focus on the latest research in OB.
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This text overviews the challenges that managers and employees face in competitive organizations. Early chapters focus on the core of the field of organizational behavior and later chapters provide foundation knowledge on individual behavior and behavior in groups. Subsequent chapters apply this knowledge to acquiring and integrating employees, developing jobs, and managing for performance. The text concludes with discussion of the larger context of organizational behavior. Special features include boxed readings on international and technology issues and on research, exercises, and cases. The author is affiliated with Loyola University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805838299
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/28/2001
  • Series: LEA's Organization and Management Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Authors
Pt. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 1 Organizational Behavior: A Management Challenge 3
Pt. 2 Individual Behavior 27
Ch. 2 Foundations: Perception, Attitudes, and Personality 29
Ch. 3 Learning and Motivation 59
Ch. 4 Individual Decision Making 87
Ch. 5 Conflict in Organizations 118
Pt. 3 Behavior in Groups 153
Ch. 6 Groups and Teams 155
Ch. 7 Power, Politics, and Influence 191
Ch. 8 Group Decision Making 221
Ch. 9 Leadership 247
Pt. 4 Managing for Performance 281
Ch. 10 Organizational Entry and Socialization 283
Ch. 11 Job Design 306
Ch. 12 Maintaining Performance 333
Pt. 5 The Larger Context of Organizational Behavior 369
Ch. 13 The Environment 371
Ch. 14 Organizational Structure and Design 396
Ch. 15 Managing Change 423
Ch. 16 Inclusion: Managing Diversity in the Workplace 453
Glossary 479
Photo Credits 489
Name Index 491
Subject Index 499
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