9780324116953

Organizational Behavior Foundations, Realities, and Challenges

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  • ISBN13:

    9780324116953

  • ISBN10:

    0324116950

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2/22/2002
  • Publisher: South-Western College Pub
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Summary

Organizational Behavior clearly illustrates how a sound understanding of organizational behavior can help students successfully navigate the complexities of today's organizations. The text itself is grounded in the theory of the field, cultivating an understanding of the scientific foundation of organization behavior. That foundation is then applied to the contemporary realities of today's business environment through in depth and insightful explorations of some of today's most compelling organizations. Throughout the text students are challenged to think critically about the material at hand and their own attitudes, refining the organization behavior tools that they will continually develop and employ throughout their careers. The prevailing theme of the text is change and the demands it places on people and organizations to grow and adjust while maintaining well being in an environment of constant and rapid change. Expertly written with a vibrant illustrations and design, Organizational Behavior, Fourth Edition is sure to engage your students.

Table of Contents

Preface xx
Part 1 Introduction 1(78)
Organizational Behavior in Changing Times
3(30)
Organizations and Managerial Challenges in the Twenty-First Century
33(46)
Part 2 Individual Processes and Behavior 79(172)
Personality, Perception, and Attribution
81(34)
Attitudes, Values, and Ethics
115(34)
Motivation at Work
149(32)
Learning and Performance Management
181(34)
Stress and Well-Being at Work
215(36)
Part 3 Interpersonal Processes and Behavior 251(212)
Communication
253(34)
Work Teams and Groups
287(32)
Decision Making by Individuals and Groups
319(40)
Power and Political Behavior
359(32)
Leadership and Followership
391(34)
Conflict at Work
425(38)
Part 4 Organizational Processes and Structure 463(2)
Jobs and the Design of Work
465(34)
Organizational Design and Structure
499(38)
Organizational Culture
537(32)
Career Management
569(38)
Managing Change
607
Appendix A A Brief Historical Perspective 1(1)
Appendix B How Do We Know What We Know about Organizational Behavior? 1(1)
References 1(1)
Glossary 1(1)
Name Index 1(4)
Subject Index 5

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