9780132545303

Essentials of Organizational Behavior

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    9780132545303

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    0132545306

  • Edition: 11th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/27/2010
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

For one-semester undergraduate and graduate level courses in Organizational Behavior. Concise fundamentals for students. Ultimate flexibility for instructors. This bestselling, brief alternative for the OB course covers all the key concepts needed to understand, predict, and respond to the behavior of people in real-world organizations. This text also includes cutting-edge topics and streamlined pedagogy to allow maximum flexibility in designing and shaping your course. The eleventh edition contains expanded and updated coverage on international issues, as well as new sections on the management of information, safety and emotions at work, risk aversion, self-determination theory, managing information, and downsizing. Accompanied bymymanagementlab! See the hands in the air, hear the roar of discussion#x13;be a rock star in the classroom. mymanagementlab makes it easier for you to rock the classroom by helping you hold students accountable for class preparation, and getting students engaged in the material through an array of relevant teaching and media resources. Visitmymanagementlab.comfor more information.

Author Biography

Stephen P. Robbins (Ph.D., University of Arizona) is professor emeritus of management at San Diego State University and the world's best-selling textbook author in the areas of management and organizational behavior. His books have sold more than five million copies, have been translated into 19 languages, and have adapted editions for Canada, Europe, Australia, South Africa, the Arab world, and India. Dr. Robbins is also the author of the best-selling The Truth About Managing People, 2nd ed. (Financial Times Press) and Decide and Conquer (Financial Times Press). Dr. Robbins' research interests have focused on conflict, power, and politics in organizations; behavioral decision making; and the development of interpersonal skills. In his "other life," Dr. Robbins actively participates in masters' track competition. Since turning 50 in 1993, he's won 21 national championships, 12 world titles, and set numerous U.S. and world age-group records at 60, 100, 200, and 400 meters. He was inducted into the U.S. Masters' Track and Field Hall of Fame in 2005.

Dr. Timothy Judge  received his doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also holds a master's degree from Illinois and an undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa. Previously, Dr. Judge was associate professor in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University, and the Stanley M. Howe Professor in Leadership in the College of Business Administration, University of Iowa. Dr. Judge's research interests are in the areas of personality and individual differences, leadership and influence behaviors, internal and external staffing, and job attitudes. Dr. Judge is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. In 1995, Judge received the Ernest J. McCormick Award for Distinguished Early Career Contributions from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and in 2001, he received the Larry L. Cummings Award for mid-career contributions from the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Prologue

Chapter 1 – Introduction to Organizational Behavior

Part 2: The Individual in the Organization


Chapter 2 – Attitudes and Job Satisfaction
Chapter 3 – Emotion and Moods
Chapter 4 – Personality and Values
Chapter 5 – Perception and Individual Decision Making
Chapter 6 – Motivation Concepts
Chapter 7 – Motivation: From Concept to Application

Part 3: Groups in the Organization

Chapter 8 – Foundations of Group Behavior
Chapter 9 – Understanding Work Teams
Chapter 10 – Communication
Chapter 11 – Leadership
Chapter 12 – Power and Politics
Chapter 13 – Conflict and Negotiation

Part 4: The Organization System

Chapter 14 – Foundations of Organization Structure
Chapter 15 – Organizational Culture
Chapter 16 – Organizational Change and Stress Management

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