Fundamentals of Organizational Behavior

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Thomson/South-Western, 2004 - Business & Economics - 382 pages
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This brief and applied text blends description, insight, self-assessment, skill development, and prescription. Andrew DuBrin has a strong managerial focus and emphasizes the human relations aspects of organizational interactions. This text is for the instructor who is looking to supplement his instruction with a digestible text. This text is ideal for short courses, executive education programs, and unique courses that canvass organizational behavior issues or combine them with those of organizational theory, strategy, marketing, human resources, and management.

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the individual in the organization...The Individual in the Organization," introduces the ethical issues raised by the relationship between individuals and the business organizations in which they function. Individuals often experience business organizations as alienating, oppressive structures that can give rise to health problems, conflicts of interest, and dehumanizing experiences. After describing the traditional "rational" model of the business organization and its underlying "political" structure, the chapter ends by exploring a new model of the organization as a network of personal relationships focused on caring. 

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Introduction to Organizational Behavior 1 The Nature and Scope of Organizational Behavior l
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The Individual in the Organization 2 Individual Differences Mental Ability and Personality
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Learning Perception and Attribution
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Andrew J. DuBrin is Professor Emeritus of Management in the E. Philip Saunders College of Business at the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he served as department chairman and team leader. Dr. DuBrin has taught courses and conducted research in leadership, management, organizational behavior, and career management. He presents at other colleges, career schools, and universities. He received his Ph.D. in Industrial Psychology from Michigan State University. Dr. DuBrin has experience in human resource management and is a business and personal consultant in career management, leadership, and management development. Dr. DuBrin is an established author of both textbooks and trade books, and he contributes to professional journals, magazines, newspapers, and online media. He has written textbooks on management, leadership, organizational behavior, human relations, political behavior in organizations, and impression management. His trade books address management issues from charisma, team play, and office politics to overcoming career self-sabotage, and coaching and mentoring.

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