A Primer on Organizational Behavior / Edition 5

A Primer on Organizational Behavior / Edition 5

by James L. Bowditch, Anthony F. Buono
     
 

ESSENTIAL OB from the virtual world to the real world!

Revised with the latest developments in information technology and new discussions of virtual teams and organizations, this Fifth Edition of A Primer on Organizational Behavior distills all the essentials of modern OB into one concise, easy-to-understand volume.

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ESSENTIAL OB from the virtual world to the real world!

Revised with the latest developments in information technology and new discussions of virtual teams and organizations, this Fifth Edition of A Primer on Organizational Behavior distills all the essentials of modern OB into one concise, easy-to-understand volume.

With this text, readers will explore the key terms and concepts of organizational behavior, examine central facets of micro and macro OB and their application in contemporary organizations, and build a solid knowledge base that will help them more fully understand the OB literature in trade journals and scholarly publications.

FEATURES

  • Examines current information technologies and how they are reshaping business organizations.
  • Includes new sections on knowledge management, emotional intelligence (EQ), electronic modes of communication, the role of social identity and trust-building in creating effective teams, virtual teams, leadership, attributes and results, executive coaching, and dealing with continuous (rather than episodic) change.
  • Addresses specific managerial applications of OB concepts throughout the text (diagnostic techniques, participative management approaches, and work-related innovations), rather than  in a separate, concluding chapter.
  • Includes a restructured chapter on organizational structure and design, focusing more fully on the evolution of organizational forms.
  • Provides an integrated overview of methods, statistics, and how to read a research-based journal article in an appendix.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471384533
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/01/2000
Series:
Management Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Management and organizational behavior1
Ch. 2Perception, attitudes, and individual differences36
Ch. 3Motivation64
Ch. 4Communication103
Ch. 5Group dynamics137
Ch. 6Work teams and intergroup relations : managing collaboration and conflict167
Ch. 7Leadership, power, and the manager194
Ch. 8Macro-organizational behavior : the organization's environment236
Ch. 9Organization structure and design266
Ch. 10Organizational culture and effectiveness304
Ch. 11Organization development and change333
App. AThe research process in organizational behavior369
App. B: Statistical analysis397
App. CHow to read a research-oriented journal article411
Indexes434

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