Handbook of Principles of Organizational Behavior: Indispensable Knowledge for Evidence-Based Management

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 8, 2009 - Business & Economics - 651 pages
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There is a strong movement today in management to encourage management practices based on research evidence. In the first volume of this handbook, I asked experts in 39 areas of management to identify a central principle that summarized and integrated the core findings from their specialty area and then to explain this principle and give real business examples of the principle in action. I asked them to write in non-technical terms, e.g., without a lot of statistics, and almost all did so.

The previous handbook proved to be quite popular, so I was asked to edit a second edition. This new edition has been expanded to 33 topics, and there are some new authors for the previously included topics. The new edition also includes: updated case examples, updated references and practical exercises at the end of each chapter. It also includes a preface on evidence-based management. The principles for the first edition were intended to be relatively timeless, so it is no surprise that most of the principles are the same (though some chapter titles include more than one principle).

This book could serve as a textbook in advanced undergraduate and in MBA courses. It could also be of use to practicing managers and not just those in Human Resource departments. Every practicing manager may not want to read the whole book, but I am willing to guarantee that every one will find at least one or more chapters that will be practically useful. In this time of economic crisis, the need for effective management practices is more acute than ever.

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Contents

Select on Conscientiousness and Emotional Stability
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Structure Interviews to Recruit and Hire the Best People
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Pm H TRAINING AND PERFORMANCE Amwsm
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Edwin A. Locke is Dean's Professor Emeritus of Motivation and Leadership at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and was also affiliated with the Department of Psychology. He has published over 280 articles, chapters and books, including (with G. Latham) A Theory of Goal Setting and Task Performance, (with others) The Essence of Leadership, and Prime Movers: The Traits of the Great Wealth Creators.

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