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Essentials of Organisational Behaviour

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ISBN-10: 0273707345

ISBN-13: 9780273707349

Edition: 2006

Authors: Laurie J. Mullins

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Thislong established market leader has set standards that few texts have met in terms of accessibility of writing style and clarity of presentation, by making unfamiliar theory relevant, easily understood and logically applied to the world of work. Difference between the main book: Shorter, less than 500 pages Less coverage of HRM Ideal for 1 semester classes
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Book details

List price: $89.50
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 568
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.310
Language: English

Contents in Detail
Exhibits, Management in Action, Case Studies and Business Press
Preface In acknowledgement and appreciation
Publisher''s acknowledgements
Guided tour of the book Guided tour of the Companion Website
Managing People and Organisations
Individuals, Organisations and Management
The meaning of organisational behaviour
Influences on behaviour in organisations
Behavioural science - a multidisciplinary approach
The importance of people and organisational behaviour Orientations to work and the work ethic Management as an integrating activity
The psychological contract Changing nature of the psychological contract Organisational practices
The Peter Principle Parkinson''s Law Management theory Developments in management and organisational behaviour
The classical approach Scientific management
Relevance of scientific management
Bureaucracy Criticisms of bureaucracy Evaluation of bureaucracy Structuralism
The human relations approach Evaluation of the human relations approach Neo-human relations
The systems approach
The contingency approach Other approaches to the study of organisations
The decision-making approach Social action A number of different approaches Postmodernism Relevance to management and organisational behaviour Towards a scientific value approach? Benefits to the manager Management in Action
A Safe Wayto hold on to staff Case study
Business schools share Enron blame
The Nature and Effectiveness of Management
The meaning of management Management and administration
The process of management Principles of management Management as a social process
The tasks and contribution of a manager Essential nature of managerial work The efforts of other people Management in service industries
The work of a manager Managerial roles Behaviour pattern of general managers Determining what real managers do Patterns of managerial work and behaviour
The attributes and qualities of a manager Managers of the future? Managerial style and behaviour Managers'' attitudes towards people
The Managerial/Leadership Grid (r) Framework for patterns of behaviour Management systems Management by objectives (MBO) Managing people Basic managerial philosophies Choice of managerial style Managerial effectiveness Measures of effectiveness General criteria of managerial effectiveness Management in Action
Bringing management to book: how to manage a library Case study
End to ''departmentalism'': a vision of things to come
The Individual
Individual Differences
The changing nature and scope of managing individuals at work
Personality Nomothetic and idiographic approaches
Theoretical approaches: nomothetic
Theoretical approaches: idiographic
Other theoretical approaches
Cognitive theory: Kelly''s personal construct theory
Applications within the work organisation
Stress and the individual
Ability Testing Attitudes
Gender and organisations Understanding women''s position and status
Economic theories Psychological sex differences
The socialisation process Orientations and motivations towards work
Working practices Management in Action
Springboard to success: development of women employees Case study
Organisations, too, can be put on the couch
The Process of Perception
The perceptual process
Selectivity in attention and perception
Meaning to the individual
Internal factors
External factors
Perceiving other people
Transactional analysis
Selection and attention
Organisation and judgement
The importance of body language
Attribution theory
Perceptual distortions and errors
The halo effect Perceptual defence
Illustrative example - perception of women
Management in Action
Judy Owen wins battle against
Professional Golfers '' Association to wear trousers
Case study
Driving your employees up the wall
Work Motivation and Rewards
The meaning of motivation
Needs and expectations at work
Motivation and organisational performance
Frustration-induced behaviour
Money as a motivator
Theories of motivation Content