Organizational Behaviour: People, Process, Work and Human Resource Management

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With special focus on intercultural and cross cultural perspectives, this collection seeks to bridge the gap between organizational behavior and HRM that are often treated separately. Ideal for students of OB, HRM and Business, Organizational Behaviour covers topics such as: performance management, motivation, leadership, talent management, politics and conflict, change management, diversity and creativity.

Through a critical analysis of existing literature and case studies, the...

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Overview

With special focus on intercultural and cross cultural perspectives, this collection seeks to bridge the gap between organizational behavior and HRM that are often treated separately. Ideal for students of OB, HRM and Business, Organizational Behaviour covers topics such as: performance management, motivation, leadership, talent management, politics and conflict, change management, diversity and creativity.

Through a critical analysis of existing literature and case studies, the contributors examine the role of corporate governance in shaping the scope of managerial choices within organizations and the ethical dimensions of organizational behavior and global employment standards. Grounded in observable experience, Organizational Behaviour allows students to get beyond the abstract to understand OB in practice.

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"As a BA Honours Business Management student I found this title very well laid out, accessible and full of up to date useful information. It is certainly a title I will recommend in the shop for similar students seeking a good text book on the subject."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780749463601
  • Publisher: Kogan Page, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 2/28/2013
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author


Stephen J. Perkins
is a professor at London Metropolitan University and a visiting research fellow at Cass Business School. He has held senior management posts during internationalization initiatives and spent a period as a management consultant. 

Raisa Arvinen-Muondo is a PhD researcher and research assistant within the Department of Strategy and Human Resource Management, University of Bedfordshire.

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Table of Contents

Contributors

Part One: Introduction

Introduction
Stephen J Perkins and Raisa Arvinen-Muondo
Learning objectives
Managing others to a purpose
How did OB get onto the management curriculum?
Definition of OB
Definition of HRM
Overview of the chapters to follow
Conclusion
Key learning points and conclusions
Discussion questions

Part Two: Individuals at work under an employment relationship

01 Managing diverse identities at work
Janice Johnson and Christina Schwabenland
Learning objectives
Introduction
Key concepts and debates in diversity management
Case study and discussion questions
Key concepts and debates – summary
Processes of identity formation at work
Processes of identity formation – summary
Diversity in a global context
Key learning points and conclusions
Case study and discussion questions

02 Perception, making decisions and people management
Raisa Arvinen-Muondo
Learning objectives
Introduction
Social perception and cultural perspectives
Perception
Common errors of perception
Decision making
Implications for HR practice and people management
Key learning points and conclusions
Case study and discussion questions

03 Motivation at work: engagement and facilitation
Nahid Rozalin
Learning objectives
Introduction
Employee motivation
Historical perspectives of motivation
Content theories of motivation
Process theories of motivation
Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and the individual
Motivation and HRM: the psychological contract and employee engagement
Key learning points and conclusions
Case study and discussion questions

Part Three: Employing human resources to work together for a purpose

04 Managing performance
Caroline Bolam and Sarah Jones
Learning objectives
Introduction
Performance and control
Performance management systems
Managing performance in practice
Key learning points and conclusions
Discussion questions
Case study and discussion questions

05 Leadership, communication and organizational effectiveness
Linda Holbeche
Learning objectives
Introduction
Why is leadership so topical?
What is leadership?
Categories of leadership theory
Critical management scholarship
New approaches to leadership
Discussion questions
Key learning points and conclusions
Case study and discussion questions

06 Talent management
Raisa Arvinen-Muondo and Qi Wei
Learning objectives
Introduction
Talent management versus HRM
The OB perspective
Talent identification
Strategic talent management
Emerging issues in managing talnt
Key learning points and conclusions
Case study and discussion questions

Part Four: Shifting contexts for organizational behaviour

07 Conflict, power and politics
Philip Davies and Rod Smith
Learning objectives
Introduction
Definitions – power, politics and conflict
Main arguments in the literature
Politics
Power
Conflict
Difference
Possibility of competitions degenerating into conflict
Key learning points and conclusions
Case study and discussion questions

08 Organizational culture
Eliot Lloyd
Learning objectives
Introduction
Defining organizational culture
Interpretations of organizational culture
Organizational culture and performance
The development of culture
Perspectives on the divisions of culture
Managing organizational culture
The role of recruitment and selection in organizational culture
Key learning points and conclusions
Discussion questions
Case study and discussion questions

09 Managing organizational change
Faten Baddar Al-Husan and Konstantinos Kakavelakis
Learning objectives
Introduction
Drivers and triggers of change
Different types of change
Resistance to change
The change agent
The role of HR in change management
Key learning points and conclusions
Case study and discussion questions

10 Creativity, innovation and the management of knowledge
Pauline Loewenberger
Learning objectives
Introduction
Creativity and innovation
Organizational learning and knowledge management
Implications for HRM and HRD
Key learning points and conclusions
Discussion questions
Case study and discussion questions

Part Five: Summation and reflection

11 Coda: HRM and OB – accenting the social
Stephen J Perkins and Raisa Arvinen-Muondo

Glossary
References

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