Organizational Behavior: Managing People and Organizations / Edition 11

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Overview


Prepare today to become a strong, effective manager tomorrow with the powerful insights, solid concepts, and reader-friendly approach in ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR: MANAGING PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS, Eleventh Edition. This text equips readers with the skills and practical understanding to meet the management challenges of a new century. Readers delve into the fundamentals of human behavior in today's organizations as the book balances classic management ideas with thorough coverage of the most recent OB developments and contemporary trends. Memorable examples from instantly recognizable organization are woven throughout the book and work with fresh new cases and proven boxed features that focus on pressing issues and reinforce the book's practical perspective. Readers find themselves well equipped and energized for the most exciting task of tomorrow: managing people effectively within competitive organizations. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.
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"I have taught OB several years in two different universities and find this book the best by far. I am able to keep students attention and feel like I'm not wasting their time or mine with the materials in each chapter."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781133626695
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/25/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 11
  • Pages: 624
  • Sales rank: 705,234
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author


Ricky W. Griffin serves as Distinguished Professor and Blocker Chair in Business at Texas A&M. He received his Ph.D. in organizational behavior from the University of Houston. He has served as editor of the Journal of Management and as an officer in the Southwest Regional Division of the Academy of Management, the Southern Management Association, and the Research Methods Division and the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management. Dr. Griffin spent three years on the faculty at the University of Missouri (Columbia) before moving to Texas A&M University in 1981. His research interests include workplace violence, employee health and well-being in the workplace, and workplace culture. A well respected author recognized for his organizational behavior and management research, Dr. Griffin has written many successful textbooks, including MANAGEMENT, ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR, HR, MANAGEMENT SKILLS, INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS, and INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS.

Gregory Moorhead is an associate professor of management at Arizona State University. He attended Texas Tech University and the University of Houston. He earned his BSIE, M.B.A., and Ph.D. in organizational behavior and management. He joined the faculty at ASU in 1978 and has taught courses in management principles, management policy and strategy, personnel management, and operations management, as well as graduate seminars in organizational behavior and international management. Dr. Moorhead has written numerous articles that have been published in leading managerial journals, including ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT REVIEW, HUMAN RELATIONS, ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR AND HUMAN DECISION PROCESSES, EDUCATIONAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL MEASUREMENT, JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES, and others. His research focuses on the fields of groupthink, group decision-making, job design, leadership, and organization structure. He frequently travels internationally with his students, giving him a unique first-hand perspective on numerous global topics.

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Table of Contents


PART I: INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR. An Overview of Organizational Behavior. The Changing Environment of Organizations. PART II: INDIVIDUAL PROCESSES IN ORGANIZATIONS. Foundations of Individual Behavior. Motivation in Organizations. Motivating Employee Performance Through Work. Motivating Employee Performance Through Rewards. Managing Stress and the Work-Life Balance. Decision Making and Problem Solving. PART III: INTERPERSONAL PROCESSES IN ORGANIZATIONS. 9. Foundations of Interpersonal and Group Behavior. 10. Using Teams in Organizations. 11. Communication in Organizations. 12. Traditional Models for Understanding Leadership. 13. Contemporary Views of Leadership in Organizations. 14. Power, Politics, and Organizational Justice. 15. Conflict and Negotiation in Organizations. PART IV: ORGANIZATIONAL PROCESSES AND CHARACTERISTICS. 16. Foundations of Organization Structure. 17. Organization Design. 18. Organization Culture. 19. Organization Change and Development.
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