This is an important text for interested readers in both private and public settings. The 1998 Nevada Conference on Organizational Change brought to light many old issues and new opportunities in the field of Organizational Behavior Management. The contributors include some of the leading names in the fields of Applied Behavior Analysis and Organizational Behavior Management.
Papers and discussions present recent findings, empirical observations, and theoretical systems from academics and private consultants in the fields of organizational behavior management, industrial/organizational psychology, performance improvement, and safety. Specific topics include the use of institutional effectiveness assessment to implement and evaluate organizational change in higher education, organization-environment systems in an OBM intervention context, managing organizational performance and financial risk, analysis of consumer behavior, and theoretical issues in the design of self-managed work teams. This collection lacks a subject index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)