Organizational Behavior: Emerging Realities for the Workplace Revolution / Edition 4

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Overview

Delivering what we’ve come to expect from this author team, McShane/Von Glinow 5e helps everyone make sense of OB, and provides the conceptual tools to work more effectively in the workplace.

In their new Fifth Edition, McShane and Von Glinow continue the trailblazing innovations that made previous editions of Organizational Behavior recognized and adopted by the new generation of organizational behavior (OB) instructors.
McShane and Von Glinow 5e is acclaimed for:

  • Readability, presentation of current knowledge
  • Strong International/Global orientation
  • Contemporary Theory Foundation (without the jargon)
  • Active Learning and Critical Thinking Support
  • Textbook’s philosophy-OB knowledge is for everyone, not just traditional managers.

  • Reality is that everyone: sales representatives, production employees, physicians – needs OB knowledge to successfully thrive in and around organizations. The authors’ ability to engage students by introducing cutting edge OB topics while providing relevancy to OB concepts through the ‘linking theory with reality’ approach, is the reason OB 5e remains unparalleled in it’s ability to engage students. Hundreds of fascinating real-life stories captured from around the world, ‘Linking Theory with Reality’, remains one of the text’s key, hearty features. The first to bring OB cutting edge topics, OB 5e continues introducing students to the present and future context of emerging workplace realities: social networks and virtual teams replacing committee meetings, knowledge replacing infrastructure, values and self-leadership replacingcommand-and-control management; companies looking for employees with emotional intelligence and team competencies, not just technical smarts. Diversity and globalization have become challenges as well as competitive opportunities for organizations. Coworkers aren’t just down the hall; they’re at the other end of an Internet connection located around the world, and much, much, more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073049779
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 10/20/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 688
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Steven L. McShane is Professor of Management in the Graduate School of Management at the University of Western Australia (UWA). He has also served on the business faculties at Simon Fraser University and Queen’s University in Canada. He received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University, MIR from University of Toronto, and BA from Queen’s University in Canada. Steve is a past president of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) and is an Honourary Professor at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) in Malaysia.

Steve has published or presented dozens of research articles on such diverse topics as emotions and decision making, pay equity, media bias in business magazines, and organizational learning. He is the lead author of four organizational behaviour textbooks: Organizational Behavior, 3rd edition (2005) and Organizational Behavior: Essentials, 1st edition (2006) with Professor Mary Ann Von Glinow (Florida International University), Organisational Behaviour on the Pacific Rim, Enhanced edition (2005) with Professor Tony Travaglione (Charles Sturt University), and Canadian Organizational Behaviour, 6th edition (2006). These are among the top-selling OB textbooks in North America, Asia, and Oceania, and have been adopted by the top-ranked universities in these regions of the world.

Steve receives high teaching ratings from MBA and doctoral students both in Perth, Australia, and in Singapore, where he also teaches for UWA. He is also a popular visiting speaker, having given over 40 talks between 2003 and 2005 to faculty and students at other universities around the world.

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Table of Contents


PART 1 INTRODUCTION

1 Introduction to the Field of Organizational Behavior

PART 2: INDIVIDUAL BEHAVIOR AND PROCESSES

2
Individual Behavior, Personality, and Values

3
Perception and Learning in Organizations

4
Workplace Emotions, Attitudes, and Stress

5
Foundations of Employee Motivation

6
Applied Performance Practices

7
Decision Making and Creativity

PART 3: TEAM PROCESSES

8
Team Dynamics

9
Communicating in Teams and Organizations

10
Power and Influence in the Workplace

11
Conflict and Negotiation in the Workplace

12
Leadership in Organizational Settings

PART 4: ORGANIZATIONAL PROCESSES

13
Organizational Structure

14
Organizational Culture

15
Organizational Change

Appendix A: Theory Building and Systematic Research Methods

Appendix B: Scoring Keys for Self-Assessment Activities

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