The Blackwell Handbook of Principles of Organizational Behavior

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Edwin A. Locke
Wiley, 2000 - Business & Economics - 445 pages
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This international handbook identifies and explains 29 timeless management principles - general truths that can be applied to all types of work situations. It is based on knowledge accumulated by numerous experts over many years of research and consulting. The chapters are readable, succinct and practical. They cover a wide range of topics including selection, turnover, job satisfaction, work motivation, incentives, leadership, team effectiveness, decision making, creativity, stress and technology.


This handbook is the first ever attempt to accumulate the wisdom of decades of research and consulting and to turn this accumulated knowledge into easy to understand and practically useful management principles. The handbook provides students and managers with an essential resource that is neither theory divorced from practice nor practice divorced from theory but rather the application of theory to the real world of organizations.

This book is a must for every manager's desk and a great tool for teaching.

This updated paperback edition of Ed Locke's acclaimed Handbook includes a keynote essay he recently published in the AMLE Journal (2002). In it he sets out his principles-based approach to teaching management. For students and teachers of organizational behavior and management this is a unique guide.

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Totally worth it for the chapter on how intelligence is better than knowledge. Read full review

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Edwin A. Locke is Dean's Professor of Motivation and Leadership at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and is also affiliated with the Department of Psychology. He received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Harvard and his MA and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell. He has published over 200 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. Dr. Locke has received the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology and the H. Heneman Career Contribution Award from the Academy of Management (Human Resource Division). He has also received the Outstanding Teacher-Scholar Award from the University of Maryland and numerous teaching awards.

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