Organizational Behaviour

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John Wiley & Sons, 2011 - Business & Economics - 689 pages
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This new edition builds on the strengths and successes of the first edition and has been fully updated to reflect changes in the world of work, following the global financial crisis.  The authors combine a managerial approach, focusing on practical, real–world applications, with a  rigorous critical perspective that analyses the research behind the theories. The text addresses alternative theoretical perspectives, in parallel to the introduction of new worldwide cases and examples. New pedagogical features, such as the Ethical Dilemma and Critical Thinking boxes, reinforce the critical approach. The concise coverage of the core topics can be applied to both one–semester and year–long teaching and learning patterns.  
  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
What is OB?
6
JOURNAL ARTICLE 52
11
Is OB just for managers?
13
Managing task performance
19
Contemporary themes in OB
25
Worklife balance
36
Study guide
45
Study guide
368
Some Unintended Consequences of Job Design Gary Johns
377
JOURNAL ARTICLE
387
PEOPLE PROCESSES
389
Group synergy and group accomplishments
396
Group communication and decision making
404
Task and maintenance leadership
413
Types of workplace teams
421

Absence Management and Presenteeism The Pressures
52
INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES AND THEIR
73
Perception and attribution
79
Personality differences among individuals
96
Individual differences and workplace diversity
107
global managerial competencies
113
Learning reinforcement and selfmanagement
123
The learning organization
141
Study guide
148
Motivation and empowerment
156
Other perspectives on motivation
180
Empowerment
188
Study guide
194
JOURNAL ARTICLE 205
238
MANAGING THE ORGANIZATION
239
Sociotechnical job design
256
Conclusion
275
Organizational structure and design
288
Vertical specialization
304
Other structural arrangements
323
Organizational culture
337
Cultural rules and roles
348
Types of organizational culture
355
The functions of organizational culture for members
361
Team leadership
429
Leadership
442
Behavioural Theories
452
Substitutes for leadership
461
Can leadership be taught?
468
Power politics and decision making in organizations
482
Power authority and obedience
490
Organizational politics
497
The consequences of power and politics
503
Study guide
523
Communication conflict and negotiation in organizations
531
Conflict
541
Negotiation
555
Conclusion
563
Organizational change
571
Planned and unplanned change
577
Planned change strategies
590
Political Skill SupervisorSubordinate Guanxi and
609
JOURNAL ARTICLE 609
628
CASE STUDIES
629
The forgotten group member
642
Glossary
653
Index
676
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About the author (2011)

Ray French was born in Newport, south Wales, to Irish parents. Since leaving university he has worked with people with disabilities, as a stagehand, labourer, cartoonist, archivist and in libraries. He now lives in Leeds, the Milan of the north, with his partner and their daughter.

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