A Primer on Organizational Behavior

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In today's world, information technology is reshaping organizations and the management practices within them. This new edition provides a complete guide to this changing world, both the practice and the scholarship that surrounds it. In a concise and sophisticated treatment, the 7th Edition gives students all the terms and concepts they need to understand Organizational Behavior in modern organizations.

This new edition is thoroughly up-to-date with a new focus on how ...

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Overview

In today's world, information technology is reshaping organizations and the management practices within them. This new edition provides a complete guide to this changing world, both the practice and the scholarship that surrounds it. In a concise and sophisticated treatment, the 7th Edition gives students all the terms and concepts they need to understand Organizational Behavior in modern organizations.

This new edition is thoroughly up-to-date with a new focus on how information technology and diversity are continuing to reshape business organizations and the management practices within them. It includes in-depth discussions on vital topics such as: early management thought, workplace incivility, social justice, conformity in groups, virtual teams, team conflict, leader-member relations, organizational change, emotional intelligence, knowledge management and related concerns about knowledge hoarding (vs. knowledge sharing), social identity theory, executive coaching. Throughout the text, readers are asked to apply OB concepts to managerial and organizational situations. A strong focus on research includes appendices on research methods, how to interpret common statistics, and how to read a research-oriented journal article.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471617853
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/16/1990
  • Series: Wiley Series in Management Series , #204
  • Edition description: 2nd ed
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 393

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Management and organizational behavior 1
Ch. 2 Perception, attitudes, and individual differences 36
Ch. 3 Motivation 64
Ch. 4 Communication 103
Ch. 5 Group dynamics 137
Ch. 6 Work teams and intergroup relations : managing collaboration and conflict 167
Ch. 7 Leadership, power, and the manager 194
Ch. 8 Macro-organizational behavior : the organization's environment 236
Ch. 9 Organization structure and design 266
Ch. 10 Organizational culture and effectiveness 304
Ch. 11 Organization development and change 333
App. A The research process in organizational behavior 369
App. B: Statistical analysis 397
App. C How to read a research-oriented journal article 411
Indexes 434
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