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The authors focus on presenting the reader with outstanding contributions to the management and organizational behavior literature. The readings include works of recognized, respected, and pioneer scholars in the field while also broadening the understanding of management and organizational behavior topics found in textbooks. The readings also incorporate theorists from the economics, sociology, statistics, mathematics, engineering, and psychology disciplines to reflect the complex and dynamic field of management and organizational behavior.

Table of Contents

Part One Foundations for Understanding Management and Organizational Behavior

1 Of the Division of Labor, Adam Smith

2 What is Scientific Management?, Frederick W. Taylor

3 Notes on the Theory of Organization, Luther Gulick

4 The Western electric Researchers, George C. Homans

5 The Human Side of Enterprise, Douglas M. McGregor

6 The Management Theory Jungle, Harold Koontz

Part Two Classical Management Processes: Planning, Organizing, Controlling

7 Planning, Henri Fayol

8 Long-Range Planning: Challenge to Management Science, Peter F. Drucker

9 Classifying the Elements of Work, Frank B. Gilbreth and Lillian M. Gilbreth

10 Organization Theory: An Overview and an Appraisal, William G. Scott

11 The Theory of Authority, Chester I. Barnard

12 The Ideal Bureaucracy, Max Weber

Part Three Managing Individual and Group Behavior

13 The Bases of Social Power, John R. P. French, Jr. and Betray Raven

14 Role Conflict and Ambiguity in Organizations, Robert L. Kahn

15 On the Folly of Rewarding A, while Hoping for B, Steven Kerr

16 Overcoming Resistance to Change, Lester Coch and John R. P. French, Jr.

17 How to Prevent Organizational Dry Rot, John W. Gardner

18 The Development and Enforcement of Group Norms, Daniel C. Feldman

Part Five Managing Organizational Behavior: leadership, Motivation, Decision Making

19 The Contingency Model - New Directions for Leadership Utilization, Fred E. Fiedler

20 Decision Making as A Social Process: Normative and Descriptive Models of Leader Behavior, Victor H. Vroom and Arthur G. Jago

21 A Theory of Human Motivation, Abraham H. Maslow

22 That Urge to Achieve, David C. McClelland

23 Participation by Subordinates in the Managerial Decision-Making Process, Robert Tannenbaum and Fred Massarik

24 The Myth of Management, C.West Churchman

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