Work Motivation in Organizational Behavior / Edition 2

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This second edition of the best-selling textbook on Work Motivation in Organizational Behavior provides an update of the critical analysis of the scientific literature on this topic, and provides a highly integrated treatment of leading theories, including their historical roots and progression over the years. A heavy emphasis is placed on the notion that behavior in the workplace is determined by a mix of factors, many of which are not treated in texts on work motivation (such as frustration and violence, power, love, and sex). Examples from current and recent media events are numerous, and intended to illustrate concepts and issues related to work motivation, emotion, attitudes, and behavior.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Astonishing - Craig Pinder’s new edition is erudite, comprehensive, and beautifully written. Craig Pinder has written a NEW book in which he has contextualized the meaning and importance of work motivation theory in ways that make the materials both available and important. The book is essential reading for anyone who has scholarly interests in what work motivation means and is in today’s global work place" - Benjamin Schneider, Senior Research Fellow, VALTERA, Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland, USA

"In 1998, Craig Pinder produced the "gold standard" of work motivation textbooks. In this long awaited second edition, he has out done himself. Pinder provides a thorough and critical review of the work motivation literature and he does so in engaging ways. The book is an absolute "must read" for all those seeking a better understanding of this core organizational behavior topic." - Arthur P. Brief, George S. Eccles Chair in Business Ethics, School of Business University of Utah, USA

"The present and prior editions of this textbook represent a substantial feat of scholarship. The result is that the "Pinder motivation book", as it is commonly referred to in the field of organizational behavior, has become "the" essential volume to have if one is interested in studying or researching this topic." - Lyman W. Porter, University of California, Irvine, USA

"I think a book on work motivation is highly desirable. Whereas there are numerous texts on specific topics in organizational behavior such as leadership and job attitudes, I am awaare of no texts in teh area of motivation. Thus, I think this book is definitely worthy of pubilcation. ... In sum, I think this is a worthwhile effort." - Timothy Judge, University of Florida, USA

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805856040
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/31/2008
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 600
  • Sales rank: 425,678
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Craig C. Pinder is currently Professor of Organizational Behavior, Faculty of Business, University of Victoria, British Columbia. He was Acting Dean in the Department in 2002. He has won the Commerce Undergraduate Society Teaching Excellence Award at UBC twice. His PhD is in Organizational Behavior from Cornell University.

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Table of Contents

Porter, Foreword. Part 1. How Theories of Work Motivation are Developed. Work Motivation, Productivity, and the Economy. Methods of Inquiry in Work Motivation Theory and Research. Part 2. Alternative Models of Human Functioning. Human Nature: Needs and Values as Motives at Work. Human Nature: Affect and Emotions as Motives to Work. Power, Love, and Sex as Motives at Work. Social Motivation and Self-Esteem at Work. Job Design as a Contextual Source of Work Motivation. Causes and Consequences of Frustration at Work. Part 3. Concepts of Work Motivation and Ultimate Determinants of Behavior. Beliefs, Attitudes, and Intentions. Human Reactions to Work, Jobs, and Organizations. Equity, Fairness, and Justice Motives Related to Work. Expectancy-Valence Theories of Work Motivation. Goal-Directed Theories. Part 4. Views of "Work Motivation" and Work Behavior. Learning, Behavior Control, Social-Cognitive Theory, and Self-Management. Part 5. Summary and Evaluation of Progress. Profit, Slaves, and Hopes for Strawberry Fields of the Future.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2009

    Comprehensive but muddled

    The author covers every single aspect of this topic. And for that it turns muddled and hard to follow at times. There are few books on this subject so you are kind of stuck with it. However, if you can figure out what the author is trying to say, it is a very useful book. More for students than professionals.


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