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In response to the need for an alternative to broad-coverage organizational behavior books, Bob Vecchio has written Organizational Behavior: Core Concepts. With solid coverage of theory, research, and practice, this new edition provides the foundation for understanding micro and macro views of organizational behavior.
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Editorial Reviews

The fifth edition of this introductory text continues to strike a balance between coverage of theory and practice and treatment of classic and contemporary concepts, and adds new chapters on organizational theory. Material progresses in traditional fashion from the individual to the group level, with chapters on perception, motivation, leadership, decision making, communication, and cultural influences. Learning features include objectives, vignettes and boxes based on real organizations, examples of issues in real businesses, and cases. The text can be used in undergraduate and introductory MBA courses. Vecchio teaches management at the University of Notre Dame. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780030258565
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/28/1999
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 644
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 9.95 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert P. Vecchio (Ph.D., University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana) holds the Franklin D. Schurz Chair in Management at the University of Notre Dame. Since joining the University in 1976, Professor Vecchio has taught and conducted research on organizational behavior and human resources management, with special emphasis on leadership and supervision. From 1983 to 1990, Professor Vecchio served as head of the Department of Management and Administrative Sciences at Notre Dame. He has served on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Review, the Journal of Management, the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Leadership Quarterly, the Journal of Managerial Inquiry, Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, International Journal of Applied Quality Management, and Organizational Analysis. From 1995 to 2000, he served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Management. The Journal is a broad-gauge outlet that publishes rigorous empirical research in all aspects of management, with emphasis on issues surrounding effective management and leadership, as well as social responsibility.

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Individual Processes 1
1 An Introduction to Organizational Behavior 2
2 Personality and Perception 24
3 Changing Employee Behavior Through Consequences 48
4 Motivation 68
5 Enhancing Employee Motivation Using Rewards, Goals, Expectations, and Empowerment 88
Pt. 2 Interpersonal Processes 119
6 Power and Politics 120
7 Leadership 142
8 Decision Making 178
9 Group Dynamics 208
10 Managing Conflict 228
11 Managing Stress and Employee Job Satisfaction 248
Pt. 3 Organizational Structure and Dynamics 283
12 Communication 284
13 Organizational Design and Environmental Influences 306
14 Cultural Influences 330
15 Managing Organizational Change and Development 354
Glossary 375
Notes 385
Index 413
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