This new entry to the organizational behavior market benefits from the experience of the authors, Dick Daft and Ray Noe. Dick Daft has substantial experience with macro issues of management and Ray Noe has impressive experience with micro issues. Blending their experience gives this text authority throughout
Richard L. Daft, Ph.D., is the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr., Professor of Management in the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University where he specializes in the study of leadership and organization theory. Dr. Daft is a Fellow of the Academy of Management and has served on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, and Journal of Management Education. He was the Associate Editor-in-Chief of Organization Science and associate editor of Administrative Science Quarterly. Dr. Daft has authored or co-authored 13 books, including ORGANIZATION THEORY AND DESIGN and MANAGEMENT. He has also authored dozens of scholarly articles, papers, and chapters and has published in the Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Accounting Organizations and Society, Management Science, MIS Quarterly, and Organizational Behavior Teaching Review. Dr. Daft has received several government research grants in organization design, organizational innovation and change, strategy implementation, and organizational information processing. An active teacher and respected consultant, Dr. Daft has served as associate dean and helped manage a start-up enterprise. He has been involved in management development and consulting for numerous organizations, including the American Banking Association, AutoZone, Nortel, Bridgestone, TVA, Pratt & Whitney, Allstate Insurance, State Farm Insurance, the United States Air Force, the U.S. Army, J. C. Bradford & Co., Central Parking System, USAA, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and many others.
Part I. The Scope and Context of Organizational Behavior. 1. The Scope of Organizational Behavior. 2. Managing Diversity in the United States and Abroad. Part II. Individuals in Organizations. 3. Individual Differences. 4. Perception and Attribution. 5. Sources of Motivation. 6. Motivation Processes. Part III. Interpersonal Processes in Organizations. 7. The Structure and Behavior of Groups. 8. Teams and Teamwork. 9. Communication in Organizations. 10. Decision Making in Organizations. 11. Leadership in Organizations. 12. Power and Politics. 13. Conflict Management and Negotiation. 14. Stress and Stress Management. Part IV. Impact of Organizations on Behavior. 15. Fundamentals of Organization Structure and Design. 16. Job Design. 17. Organizational Culture. 18. Organizational Learning and Change.