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Classic Readings in Organizational Behavior

ISBN-10: 0534504132
ISBN-13: 9780534504137
Edition: 2nd 1996
Authors: J. Steven Ott
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Description: CLASSIC READINGS IN ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR is organized around the field's most discussed themes: leadership, motivation, individuals in teams and groups, effects of the work environment on individuals, power and influence, and organizational  More...

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List price: $71.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 9/11/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 519
Size: 6.06" wide x 9.04" long x 0.79" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

CLASSIC READINGS IN ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR is organized around the field's most discussed themes: leadership, motivation, individuals in teams and groups, effects of the work environment on individuals, power and influence, and organizational change. Within each of these thematic sections, the readings are presented chronologically so students can understand the development of specific theories, as well as the overall development of the field of organizational behavior. Because of this effective organization and a thorough introduction, many instructors use this reader as the sole text for their courses.

J. Steven Ott is a professor and dean emeritus at the University of Utah. He has written numerous books on organization theory, organizational behavior, nonprofit organizations, and organizational culture. His recent journal articles have appeared in the International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior, Public Organization Review, Public Performance & Management Review, Public Administration Review, and Public Integrity. He teaches organizational behavior, organizational leadership and change, the nonprofit sector in society, nonprofit organization management, and organization theory. Ott worked as a management consultant to organizations in the nonprofit and public sectors for 26 years before joining the faculties at the universities of Maine and Utah. His Ph.D. is from the University of Colorado, his M.S. from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his B.A. form Pennsylvania State University.

Foreword to the Forewordp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. 1
Defining Organizational Behaviorp. 1
An Orchestra as Metaphorp. 8
A Chronology of Organizational Behaviorp. 11
Leadershipp. 29
The Giving of Orders (1926)p. 42
The Executive Functions (1938)p. 48
Life Cycle Theory of Leadership (1969)p. 56
The Contingency Model: A Theory of Leadership Effectiveness (1970)p. 65
The Leadership Challenge--A Call for the Transformational Leader (1984)p. 77
The Learning Leader as Culture Manager (1992)p. 87
What Makes a Leader? (1998)p. 97
Leadership as the Legitimation of Doubt (2001)p. 105
Efficacy and Effectiveness: Integrating Models of Leadership and Intelligence (2002)p. 114
Motivationp. 132
The Hawthorne Experiments (1941)p. 142
A Theory of Human Motivation (1943)p. 152
The Human Side of Enterprise (1957)p. 163
The Motivating Effect of Cognitive Dissonance (1958)p. 169
Work and Motivation (1964)p. 175
One More Time: How Do You Motivate Employees? (1968)p. 182
Work Motivation: The Incorporation of Self-Concept-Based Processes (1999)p. 191
Self-Set Goals and Self-Efficacy as Mediators of Incentives and Personality (2001)p. 210
Individuals in Teams and Groupsp. 220
Foundations and Dynamics of Intergroup Behavior (1964)p. 232
Origins of Group Dynamics (1968)p. 241
An Intergroup Perspective on Group Dynamics (1987)p. 251
Cultural Diversity in Organizations: Intergroup Conflict (1993)p. 263
Why Teams: Leading to the High-Performance Organization (1993)p. 274
Critical Success Factors for Creating Superb Self-Managing Teams (1997)p. 285
Virtual Teams: The New Way to Work (1999)p. 297
Effects of the Work Environment on Individualsp. 304
Effects of Group Pressure Upon the Modification and Distortion of Judgments (1951)p. 313
Some Social and Psychological Consequences of the Longwall Method of Coal-Getting (1951)p. 321
Bureaucratic Structure and Personality (1957)p. 330
Groupthink: The Desperate Drive for Consensus at Any Cost (1971)p. 337
Social Influences on Work Effectiveness (1975)p. 345
Organization Theory and Structural Perspectives on Management (1991)p. 358
Psychological Contracts in Organizations: Violating the Contract (1995)p. 369
Power and Influencep. 385
Power: A Neglected Variable in Social Psychology (1959)p. 393
The Bases of Social Power (1959)p. 400
Sources of Power of Lower Participants in Complex Organizations (1962)p. 410
Who Gets Power--And How They Hold on to It: A Strategic-Contingency Model of Power (1977)p. 418
Managing with Power (1992)p. 429
Organizational Changep. 434
Overcoming Resistance to Change (1948)p. 447
Group Decision and Social Change (1952)p. 461
Intervention Theory and Methods (1970)p. 466
The Ethics of Social Intervention: Goals, Means, and Consequences (1978)p. 471
The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization (1990)p. 484
Change: The New Metaphysics (2000)p. 492
Laws of the Jungle and the New Laws of Business (2001)p. 497
Exploring the Relationship Between Learning and Leadership (2001)p. 505
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