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Work Motivation in Organizational Behavior, Second Edition / Edition 2

Work Motivation in Organizational Behavior, Second Edition / Edition 2

by Craig C. Pinder


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138838208
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/20/2015
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 600
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

About 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.

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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