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Primer on Organizational Behavior

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ISBN-10: 0470086955

ISBN-13: 9780470086957

Edition: 7th 2008 (Revised)

Authors: James L. Bowditch, Anthony F. Buono, Marcus M. Stewart

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This book introduces the reader to terms and concepts that are necessary to understand OB and their application to modern organizations. It also offers sufficient grounding in the field that enables the reader to read scholarly publications such as HR, CMR, and AMJ. This edition features new material on emotional intelligence, knowledge management, group dynamics, virtual teams, organizational change, and organizational structure.
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Book details

List price: $131.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/19/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Management and Organizational Behavior
Learning About Organizational Behavior
Ethics and Organizational Behavior
A Historical Framework for the Study of Management and OB
Early Management
Classical Management
Neoclassical Management and Organization Theory
Modern Management and Organization Theory
Societal Change and Organizational Behavior
OB and Advanced Information and Manufacturing Technologies
The Quality Movement
Discontent, Cynicism, and Fear in the Workplace
Sociodemographic Diversity in the Workplace
Fads and Foibles in Management
Perception, Attitudes, and Individual Differences
Basic Internal Perceptual Organizing Patterns
Gestalt Psychology
External Factors in Perception
Social and Interpersonal Perception
Schemas and Scripts
Perceptual Distortion
Attribution Theory
Perception and Individual Differences
Perception, Individual Differences, and Decision Making
Attitudes and Attitude Formation
Attitude Formation
Attitude Change
Emotional Intelligence
Conclusion: The Social Context of Judgment and Choice
Managerial Assumptions about Human Nature
Static-Content Theories of Motivation
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
Alderfer's ERG Theory
McClelland's Theory of Socially Acquired Needs
Needs and Goal Orientation
Herzberg's Motivator-Hygiene Theory
Managerial Application: Work Design and Job Enrichment
Process Theories of Motivation
Expectancy Theory
Path-Goal Theory of Motivation
Goal-Setting Theory
Managerial Application: Management by Objectives
Environmentally Based Theories of Motivation
Operant Conditioning and Reinforcement Theory
Managerial Application: Organizational Behavior Modification
Punishment and Discipline
Social Comparison Theory
Intrinsic and Extrinsic Rewards and Motivation
Managerial Application: Gainsharing
Motivation and the Psychological Contract
Organizational Commitment and the Psychological Contract
Choosing an Appropriate Motivational Model
Contrasting Motivation and Learning
The Communication Process
Interpersonal Communication
Communication Modes
Barriers to Effective Communication
Improving Interpersonal Communication
Organizational Communication
Knowledge Management
Communication Networks
Organizational Symbols and Rituals
In-House Publications
Communication Roles
Media Richness and Communication Effectiveness
Envisioning and Communicating Organizational Change
Ethics in Organizational Communication
Group Dynamics
Types of Groups
Primary and Secondary Groups
Formal and Informal Groups
Heterogeneous and Homogeneous Groups
Interacting and Nominal Groups
Permanent and Temporary Groups
Basic Attributes of Groups
Individual and Group Status
Group (Organizational) Commitment
Choice-Shift (Risky-Shift) Phenomenon
Social Loafing
Group Process and Development
Group Development
Group and Organizational Socialization
Observation of Group Process
Work Teams and Intergroup Relations: Managing Collaboration and Conflict
Work Teams
Managing Teams
Teams and Social Identity Theory
Trust Building and Teamwork
Teams in Action
Virtual Teams
Team Conflict
Intergroup Relations
Group Interdependence
Intergroup Conflict
Conclusion: Implications for Managers
Leadership, Power, and the Manager
Leadership and Power
Power and Authority
Types of Power
The Need for Power in Managerial Performance
Theories of Leadership
Trait Theory
Behavioral and Functional Theories
Contingency Theories
Attribution Theory
Leader-Member Relations
Leadership and Management
Mintzberg's Managerial Role Set
The Role of the General Manager
Implications for Management and Leadership
Substitutes for Leadership as Supervision
Transformational Leadership and Organizational Change
Gender, Power, and Leadership
Leadership: A Synthesis
Macro-Organizational Behavior: The Organization's Environment
Organizational Environment
Defining Organizational Environment
Environmental Change and Uncertainty
Organization-Environment Relations
Controlling the Environment
The International Environment
Globalization and Organizational Behavior
Transferability of Management Practices
Societal Culture and Management
Organization Structure and Design
Organizational Structure
Key Organization Structure Challenges
Determinants of Structure
Organization Design
Simple Structure
The Functional Organization
The Divisionalized Form
Market-Based, Network Organizational Forms
Organizational Culture and Effectiveness
Organizational Culture
Uniqueness of Organizational Cultures
Objective and Subjective Organizational Culture
Organizational Subcultures
Diagnosing Organizational Culture
Culture Change in Organizations
Culture as Sustained Competitive Advantage
Ethical Considerations and Organizational Culture
Organizational Climate
Organizational Effectiveness
One-Dimensional Views of Effectiveness
Competing Values and Organizational Effectiveness
Organization Development and Change
Organization Development
Laboratory Training
Survey Research and Feedback
Sociotechnical Systems
The Nature of Organization Development
Intervention Strategies and Change
Managing Organization Change
Approaches to Organizational Change
Enabling Large-Scale Organization Change
Interventions and Organizational Politics
Resistance, Support, and Coping with Change
Organizational Downsizing, Retrenchment, and Resizing
The Research Process in Organizational Behavior
Statistical Analysis
How to Read a Research-Oriented Journal Article