Organizational Behavior Managing People and Organizations

ISBN-10: 0618611584

ISBN-13: 9780618611584

Edition: 8th 2007

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Organizational Behavior places core concepts of human behavior and industrial psychology in a real-world context. Strong end-of-chapter exercises, activities, plus an optional case and exercise book make this flexible text suitable for students at the undergraduate level. Likewise, the authors' emphasis on the latest organizational behavior research continues to attract graduate students. An ongoing case featuring Enron encourages students to consider how all OB topics tie together and practice applying key concepts. Call-out quotes from managers appear at appropriate points throughout the text to highlight relevant, real-world examples. Building Managerial Skills exercises require students to consider different workplace situations from a manager's standpoint and determine a suitable course of action for each scenario.
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List price: $353.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 1/27/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 608
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.838
Language: English

Gregory Moorhead is an associate professor of management at Arizona State University. He attended Texas Tech University and the University of Houston. He earned his BSIE, M.B.A., and Ph.D. in organizational behavior and management. He joined the faculty at ASU in 1978 and has taught courses in management principles, management policy and strategy, personnel management, and operations management, as well as graduate seminars in organizational behavior and international management. Dr. Moorhead has written numerous articles that have been published in leading managerial journals, including ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT REVIEW, HUMAN RELATIONS, ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR AND HUMAN DECISION PROCESSES, EDUCATIONAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL MEASUREMENT, JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES, and others. His research focuses on the fields of groupthink, group decision-making, job design, leadership, and organization structure. He frequently travels internationally with his students, giving him a unique first-hand perspective on numerous global topics.

Ricky W. Griffin is Distinguished Professor of Management and the Blocker Chair in Business in Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. After receiving his PhD from the University of Houston in 1978, Dr. Griffin joined the faculty at the University of Missouri for three years before moving to Texas A&M in 1981. His research on task design and dysfunctional work behavior has appeared in the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, the Journal of Management, and other outlets. He also served as Editor of the Journal of Management. Ricky has been Program Chair and Division Chair of the Organizational Behavior Division and Program Chair of the Research Methods Division of the Academy, Program Chair and President of the Southwest Academy of Management, and a member of the Board of the Southern Management Association. He is a fellow of both the Academy of Management and the Southern Management Association. Dr. Griffin has taught organizational behavior, human resource management, international management, and research methods at all levels and has won several teaching awards. He is a frequent speaker to executive audiences and is the author of several widely used textbooks. Dr. Griffin was Director of the Center for Human Resource Management at Texas A&M and just returned to the faculty at Mays after 11 years of full-time appointments as Management Department Head, Executive Associate Dean, and Interim Dean. His current research interests include workplace culture, managerial skills development, and decision making during times of crisis.

Note: Each chapter concludes with Developing OB Internet Skills
Introduction to Organizational Behavior
An Overview of Organizational Behavior
What Is Organizational Behavior?
The Historical Roots of Organizational Behavior
The Emergence of Organizational Behavior
Contemporary Organizational Behavior
Contextual Perspectives on Organizational Behavior
Organizational Behavior Case for Discussion
The Humanistic Workplace Experiencing Organizational Behavior
Relating OB and Popular Culture Building Organizational Behavior Skills
Assessing Your Own Theory X and Theory Y Tendencies
Managing People and Organizations Managerial Perspectives on Organizational Behavior
Basic Management Functions, Roles, and Skills
Organizational Challenges
Environmental Challenges
Managing for Effectiveness
Organizational Behavior Case for Discussion
Work Hard, or Get a Life?
Experiencing Organizational Behavior
Managing in Today's Organization Building Organizational Behavior Skills
Assessing Your Own Management Skills
Managing Global and Workforce Diversity
The Nature of Diversity in Organizations
The Emergence of International Management Dimensions of Diversity Managing the Multicultural Organization
Organizational Behavior Case for Discussion
Texaco Does It Wrong and Then Does It Right Experiencing Organizational Behavior
Understanding Your Own Stereotypes and Attitudes Toward Others Building Organizational Behavior Skills
Cross-Cultural Awareness Part I Integrative Running Case
Individual Processes in Organizations
Foundations of Individual Behavior
People in Organizations
Personality and Organizations
Attitudes in Organizations
Perception in Organizations
Creativity in Organizations
Types of Workplace Behavior
Organizational Behavior Case for Discussion
Personality and Perception at Sears and Montgomery Ward Experiencing Organizational Behavior
Matching Personalities and Jobs Building Organizational Behavior Skills
Assessing Your Locus of Control
Need-Based Perspectives on Motivation
The Nature of Motivation
Historical Perspectives on Motivation
Need Theories of Motivation
The Dual-Structure Theory
Other Important Needs Integrating the Need-Based Perspectives
Organizational Behavior Case for Discussion
Motivating Knowledge Workers Experiencing Organizational Behavior
Relating Your Needs to the Theories of Motivation Building Organizational Behavior Skills
Assessing Your Own Needs
Process-Based Perspectives on Motivation
The Equity Theory of Motivation
The Expectancy Theory of Motivation
Learning and Motivation
Organizational Behavior Modification Attribution and Motivation
Organizational Behavior Case for Discussion
Motivation at Mirage Experiencing Organizational Behavior
Understanding the Dynamics of Expectancy Theory Building Organizational Behavior Skills
Assessing Your Equity Sensitivity
Job Design, Employee Participation, and Alternative Work Arrangements
Motivation and Employee Performance
The Evolution of Job Design
The Job Characteristics Approach Participation, Empowerment, and Motivation
Alternative Work Arrangements
Organizational Behavior Case for Discussion
Employee Participation at Chaparral Steel Experiencing Organizational Behavior
Leaning About Job Design Building Organizational Behavior Skills
The Job Characteristics Inventory
Goal Setting, Performance Management, and Rewards
Goal Setting and Motivation Performance Management in Organizations
Performance Measurement and Total Quality Management
Individual Rewards in Organizations Managing Reward Systems
Organizational Behavior Case for Discussion
Rewarding the Hourly Worker Experiencing Organizational Behavior
Using Compensation to Motivate Workers Building Organizational Behavior Skills
Diagnosing Poor Performance and Enhancing Motivation
Managing Stress and the Work-Life Balance
The Nature of Stress
Individual Differences and Stress
Common Causes of Stress
Consequences of Stress Managing Stress in the Workplace Work-Life Linkages
Organizational Behavior Case for Discussion
Over the Edge Experiencing Organizational Behavior
Learning How Stress Affects You Building Organizational Behavior Skills
Are You Type A or Type B?
Integrative Running Case
Interpersonal Processes in Organizations
Communication in Organizations
The Nature of Communication in Organizations
Methods of Communication
The Communication Process Electronic
Information Processing and Telecommunications
Communication Networks Managing Communication
Organizational Behavior Case for Discussion
Is Big Brother Reading Your Email?
Experiencing Organizational Behavior
The Importance of Feedback in Oral Communications Building Organizational Behavior Skills
Diagnosing Your Listening Skills
Group Dynamics
Overview of Groups and Group Dynamics
Types of Groups
Stages of Group Development
Group Performance Factors
Intergroup Dynamics Conflict in Groups and Organizations
Managing Group and Intergroup Dynamics in Organizations
Organizational Behavior Case for Discussion
Procter & Gamble Seeks to Innovate Experiencing Organizational Behavior
Benefits of a Group Building Organizational Behavior Skills
Group Cohesiveness
Using Teams in Organizations
Differentiating Teams from Groups Why Teams?
Benefits and Costs of Teams in Organizations
Types of Teams
Implementing Teams in Organizations
Essential Team Issues
Organizational Behavior Case for Discussion
Team-Based System at Consolidate Diesel Experiencing Organizational Behavior
Using Teams Building Organizational Behavior Skills
Using Teams
Leadership Models and Concepts
The Nature of Leadership Early Approaches to Leadership
The LPC Theory of Leadership
The Path-Goal Theory of Leadership Vroom's Decision
Tree Approach to Leadership
Other Contemporary Approaches to Leadership
Organizational Behavior Case for Discussion
Leading for Change at Ford Experiencing Organizational Behavior
Understanding Successful and Unsuccessful Leadership Building Organizational Behavior Skills
Applying Vroom's Decision Tree Approach
Leadership and Influence Processes
Leadership as Influence
Influence-Based Approaches to Leadership
Leadership Substitutes: Can Leadership Be Irrelevant?
Power in Organizations Politics and Political Behavior Impression Management in Organizations
Organizational Behavior Case for Discussion
Leading for Change at adidas Experiencing Organizational Behavior
Learning About Ethics and Power Building Organizational Behavior Skills
Are You a Charismatic Leader?
Decision Making and Negotiation
The Nature of Decision Making
The Decision-Making Process Related Behavioral Aspects of Decision Making Group
Decision Making Negotiation
Organizational Behavior Case for Discussion
Encouraging Dissent at AT&T Experiencing Organizational Behavior
Programmed and Nonprogrammed Decisions Building Organizational Behavior Skills
Rational Versus Practical Approaches to Decision Making
Organizational Processes and Characteristics
Dimensions of Organization Structure
The Nature of Organization Structure
Structural Configuration Structure and Operations
Responsibility and Authority Classic Views of Structure
Organizational Behavior Case for Discussion
Disney Reorganizes to Rebound Experiencing Organizat
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