Comprehensive, hardback text for one-semester, undergraduate level courses in Organizational Behavior. The world's best selling Organizational Behavior text is known for its cutting edge content, conversational writing style, the extensive use of current examples, the three-level integrative model, the point-counterpoint dialogues, the end-of-chapter pedagogy, and the comprehensive supplement package. Skill-Building Modules connect the text and the accompanying skills CD-ROM called Self-Assessment Library.
Table of Contents
I. INTRODUCTION. 1. What Is Organizational Behavior? II. THE INDIVIDUAL. 2. Foundations of Individual Behavior. 3. Values, Attitudes, and Job Satisfaction. 4. Personality and Emotions. 5. Perception and Individual Decision Making. 6. Basic Motivation Concepts. 7. Motivation: From Concepts to Applications. III. THE GROUP. 8. Foundations of Group Behavior. 9. Understanding Work Teams. 10. Communication. 11. Basic Approaches to Leadership. 12. Contemporary Issues in Leadership. 13. Power and Politics. 14. Conflict and Negotiation. IV. THE ORGANIZATION SYSTEM. 15. Foundations of Organization Structure. 16. Work Design and Technology. 17. Human Resource Policies and Practices. 18. Organizational Culture. V. ORGANIZATIONAL DYNAMICS. 19. Organizational Change and Stress Management. Appendix A: The Historical Evolution of Organizational Behavior. Appendix B: Research in Organizational Behavior. Skill-Building Modules. Name Index. Organization Index. Glindex.
Since it was first published in 1979, this book has been read by more than 900,000 students. The previous edition was used by students at more than a thousand colleges and universities worldwide. If there's such a thing as a "global textbook," this book has probably has earned that label. It's the number-one selling organizational behavior (OB) textbook in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, South America, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Taiwan, South Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, China, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and Greece. There are also translations available in German, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Spanish, Portuguese, and Indonesian; and adaptations with country-specific examples and content for the Australian and Canadian markets. Features Still Around After Nearly a Quarter of a Century As much as the field of OB has changed since 1979 and, with it, the contents of this textbook, a number of features still remain from the first edition. It is these features, in fact, that I think largely explain this book's success. These include the conversational writing style, the cutting-edge content, the extensive use of current examples, the three-level integrative model, the point-counterpoint dialogues, the end-of-chapter pedagogy, and the comprehensive supplement package. Let me elaborate on each of these points. Writing style.This book is most often singled out for the writing style. Reviewers and users regularly tell me that it's "conversational," "interesting," "student-friendly," and "very clear and understandable." I believe this revision maintains that tradition. Cutting-edge content.This book was the first OB textbook to have a chapter on power and politics, a chapter on conflict, a chapter on organizational culture, and two chapters on motivation. The book continues to provide cutting-edge content that is often missing in other OB books. A list of contemporary topics new to this edition is included later in this Preface. Examples, examples, examples.My teaching experience tells me that students may not remember a concept, but they'll remember an example. Moreover, a good example goes a long way in helping students to better understand a concept. So, as with the previous editions, you'll find this revision packed full of recent real-world examples drawn from a variety of organizations--business and not-for-profit, large and small, and local and international. The three-level model of analysis.Since its first edition, this book has presented OB at three levels of analysis. It begins with individual behavior and then moves to group behavior. Finally, it adds the organization system to capture the full complexity of organizational behavior. Students seem to find this approach logical and straightforward. "Point-Counterpoint" dialogues.These focused arguments allow students to see two sides of an OB controversy and to stimulate their critical thinking. Faculty tell me they find these dialogues to be excellent devices for stimulating class discussion and getting students to think critically about OB issues in the workplace. Some of these 19 dialogues are now in this edition. Pedagogy.This edition continues the tradition of providing the most complete assortment of in-text pedagogy available in any OB book. This includes review and critical-thinking questions, team exercises, ethical dilemma exercises, and case applications. Supplement package.This text provides the most comprehensive teaching and learning support package available. It is described in detail in the latter part of this Preface. Features Added in Recent Editions A number of features that were added in recent editions continue to receive positive comments from students and faculty alike. These, too, have been retained. They include the integration of globalization, divers