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Behavior in Organizations : Understanding and Managing the Human Side of Work

Behavior in Organizations : Understanding and Managing the Human Side of Work - 8th edition

ISBN13: 978-0130664914

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ISBN13: 978-0130664914
ISBN10: 013066491X
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 8TH 03
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2003
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Behavior in Organizations : Understanding and Managing the Human Side of Work - 8TH 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0130664914

Jerald Greenberg and Robert A. Baron

ISBN13: 978-0130664914
ISBN10: 013066491X
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 8TH 03
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2003
International: No
Summary

For undergraduate and graduate courses in Organizational Behavior and Organizational Psychology courses in Management and Psychology departments.

This text provides future managers with basic information about people and their behavior within the context of a business environment, covering such topics as motivation, feedback, influence, and stress-coping techniques. This new edition reflects recent changes in the field of organizational behavior, and has more of a developing skills orientation than previous editions. By examining factors that contribute to an ever-changing business world, it will teach tomorrow's managers to develop, train, and motivate high-performance employees.

Features :

  • NEW--New skills-based exercises--Four exercises at the end of each chapter in a section called "Developing OB Skills."
  • Helps students to think about the material critically and practically. Provides students with Individual, Group, Web-Surfing, and Practicing OB exercises.
  • NEW--End-of-chapter questions--Three sets of questions in a section called "Points to Ponder" : Questions for Review, Experiential Questions, and Questions to Analyze.
  • Helps instructors accomplish various pedagogical goals. Allows students to self-test, think about their own experiences with OB, and challenges them to consider the material in a highly analytical way.
  • NEW--"OB in an E-World" boxes--Included in each chapter; pay special attention to the role of OB in Internet-based businesses.
  • Shows students that OB goes beyond traditional views of management.
  • "How to Do It" sections--Provided in each chapter; explain how to implement particular ideas shown in the text.
  • Gives students real-life specific advice.
  • "Best Practices" sections--In each chapter; highlight the successful application of OB practices in various companies.
  • Shows students how effective OB applications are.
  • Current and cutting-edge research topics--Include employee support policies; innovative rewards systems; practical, emotional, and cognitive intelligence; procedural justice; dispositional model of job satisfaction; high-performance teams; video-mediated communication; and goal-framing effects.
  • Provides students with up-to-date information about current business practices.
  • International examples--Highlight the global nature of today's business world.
  • Exposes students to different cultures, allowing them to see how culture affects business strategy.

Author Bio

Greenberg, Jerald : Ohio State University


Baron, Robert A. : Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute

Table of Contents

I. INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR.
1. The Field of OB.

II. BASIC HUMAN PROCESSES.
2. Perception and Learning.
3. Personality and Abilities.
4. Stress and Emotions.

III. THE INDIVIDUAL IN THE ORGANIZATION.
5. Work-Related Attitudes.
6. Motivation.
7. Career Dynamics.

IV. GROUP DYNAMICS.
8. Group Dynamics.
9. Developing Work Teams.
10. Communication.
11. Decision Making.
12. Conflict, Cooperation, and Trust.

V. INFLUENCING OTHERS.
13. Influence, Power, and Politics.
14. Leadership.
15. Culture, Creativity, and Innovation.

VI. ORGANIZATIONAL PROCESSES.
16. Organizational Structure, Design, and Technology.
17. Managing Organizational Change.
Appendix: Research Methods.

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