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Covering organizational behavior (OB) at the individual, group, and system levels, the text's 18 chapters include point/counterpart dialogues, review questions, questions for critical thinking, team exercises, ethical dilemmas, Internet search exercises, case incidents, a "real OB" feature, and an integrated video case. Appendices address the historical evolution of, and research in, OB. Includes a glindex, a combined glossary and subject index. The first edition appeared in 1979; no date is given for the last iteration. Robbins is at San Diego State U. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132431569
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 3/1/2006
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 12
  • Pages: 688

Meet the Author

Timothy A. Judge



Ph.D.   University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Professional Experience

·     Academic Positions: Matherly-McKethan Eminent Scholar in Management, Warrington College of Business Administration, University of Florida, Stanley M. Howe Professor in Leadership, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Associate Professor (with tenure), Department of Human Resource Studies, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University, Lecturer, Charles University, Czech Republic, and Comenius University, Slovakia, Instructor, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

·     Research: Dr. Judge’s research interests are in the areas of personality and individual differences, leadership and influence behaviors, internal and external staffing, and job attitudes.

Dr. Judge published more than 90 articles in these and other major topics in journals such as Journal of Organizational Behavior , Personnel Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, European Journal of Personality, European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology.

·     Fellowship: Dr. Judge is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

·     Awards: In 1995, Judge received the Ernest J. McCormick Award for Distinguished EarlyCareer Contributions from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and in 2001, he received the Larry L. Cummings Award for mid-career contributions from the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management. His primary research interests are in (1) personality, moods, and emotions, (2) job attitudes, (3) Leadership and influence behaviors, and (4) careers (person-organization fit, career success).

·     Books Published: Heneman, H. G. III, & Judge, T. A. (2003). Staffing Organizations (4th ed.). Madison, WI: Mendota House/Irwin.



Steven P. Robbins



Ph.D.   University of Arizona


Professional Experience

·     Academic Positions: Professor, San Diego State University, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, University of Baltimore, Concordia University in Montreal, and University of Nebraska at Omaha.

·     Research: Research interests have focused on conflict, power, and politics in organizations, behavioral decision making, and the development of effective interpersonal skills.

·     Books Published: World's best-selling author of textbooks in both management and organizational behavior. His books are used at more than a thousand U.S. colleges and universities, have been translated into 16 languages, and have adapted editions for Canada, Australia, South Africa, and India. These include

o        Essentials of Organizational Behavior, 8th ed. (Prentice Hall, 2005)

o        Management, 8th ed. with Mary Coulter (Prentice Hall, 2005)

o        Human Resource Management, 8th ed., with David DeCenzo (Wiley, 2005)

o        The Self-Assessment Library 3.0 (Prentice Hall, 2005)

o        Fundamentals of Management, 5th ed., with David DeCenzo (Prentice Hall, 2006)

o        Supervision Today!, 4th ed., with David DeCenzo (Prentice Hall, 2004)

o        Training in InterPersonal Skills, 3rd ed., with Phillip Hunsaker (Prentice Hall, 2003)

o        Managing Today!, 2nd ed. (Prentice Hall, 2000)

o        Organization Theory, 3rd ed. (Prentice Hall, 1990)

Successfully published tradebooks include

o        The Truth About Managing People . . . And Nothing But the Truth (Financial Times/ Prentice Hall, 2002)

o        Decide and Conquer: Make Winning Decisions and Take Control of Your Life (Financial Times/Prentice Hall, 2003).



In his "other life," Dr. Robbins actively participates in masters' track competition. Since turning 50 in 1993, he's won 14 national championships, nine world titles, and set numerous U.S. and world age-group records at 60, 100, 200, and 400 meters.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 What is organizational behavior? 2
Ch. 2 Foundations of individual behavior 40
Ch. 3 Values, attitudes, and job satisfaction 68
Ch. 4 Personality and emotions 98
Ch. 5 Perception and individual decision making 132
Ch. 6 Basic motivation concepts 168
Ch. 7 Motivation : from concepts to applications 204
Ch. 8 Foundations of group behavior 236
Ch. 9 Understanding work teams 270
Ch. 10 Communication 296
Ch. 11 Basic approaches to leadership 330
Ch. 12 Contemporary issues in leadership 354
Ch. 13 Power and politics 388
Ch. 14 Conflict and negotiation 420
Ch. 15 Foundations of organization structure 450
Ch. 16 Organizational culture 482
Ch. 17 Human resource policies and practices 516
Ch. 18 Organizational change and stress management 546
App. A Research in organizational behavior 586
App. B Careers and career development 593
Skill-building modules 598
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