Organizational Behavior 4: From Theory to Practice

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M.E. Sharpe, Mar 5, 2007 - Business & Economics
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This unique work bridges the gap between theory and practice in organizational behavior. It provides a practical guide to real-life applications of the 35 most significant theories in the field.

The author describes each theory, then analyzes its usefulness and importance to the successful practice of management. His analysis covers key managerial topics such as goal setting, training and development, assessment, job enrichment, influence processes, decision-making, group processes, organizational development, organizational structuring, and effective organizational operation.

 

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Contents

THE CORNERSTONES OF SCIENTIFIC THEORY AND PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS
1
ON THE NATURE OF THEORY
3
ON THE NATURE OF PRACTICE AND THE THEORYPRACTICE RELATIONSHIP
13
FROM MOTIVATION THEORY TO MOTIVATIONAL PRACTICE
27
FROM KURT LEWINS SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY TO CHANGE PROCESSES AND GOAL SETTING
29
FROM DAVID MCCLELLANDS ACHIEVEMENT MOTIVATION THEORY TO ACHIEVEMENTPOWER MOTIVATION TRAINING AND COM...
36
FROM FREDERICK HERZBERGS MOTIVATIONHYGIENE THEORY TO ORTHODOX JOB ENRICHMENT
47
FROM GREG OLDHAM AND RICHARD HACKMANS JOBCHARACTERISTICS THEORY TO THEIR APPROACH TO JOB ENRICHMENT
55
EPILOGUE ON DECISION MAKING
228
FROM SYSTEMS THEORY TO THE PROCESSES AND STRUCTURES OF ORGANIZATIONS
229
FROM ERIC TRIST AND FRED EMERYS SOCIOTECHNICAL SYSTEMS THEORY TO AUTONOMOUS WORK GROUPS
231
FROM PAUL LAWRENCE AND JAY LORSCHS CONTINGENCY THEORY OF ORGANIZATIONSDIFFERENTIATION AND INTEGRATIONT...
247
1 FROM RENSIS LIKERTS THEORY OF SYSTEMS 14 AND 4T TO PARTICIPATIVE MANAGEMENT PARTICULARLY INVOLVING HUMA...
260
2 FROM HENRI FAYOLS PRINCIPLES AND ELEMENTS OF MANAGING TO THE FUNCTIONS OF MANAGEMENT
261
FROM BUREAUCRACYRELATED CONCEPTS TO THE PROCESSES AND STRUCTURES OF ORGANIZATIONS
263
FROM MAX WEBERS THEORY OF BUREAUCRACY TO THE PROCESSES AND STRUCTURES OF HIERARCHIC ORGANIZATIONS
265

FROM VICTOR VROOMS AND LYMAN PORTER AND EDWARD LAWLERS EXPECTANCY THEORIES TO COMPENSATION AND BENEFI...
67
FROM FRED LUTHANS AND ROBERT KREITNERS OPERANTBEHAVIOR THEORY TO ORGANIZATIONALBEHAVIOR MODIFICATION
80
FROM STACY ADAMSS EQUITY THEORY AND THE DISTRIBUTIVEJUSTICE CONSTRUCT TO COMPENSATION ADMINISTRATION AND...
94
FROM EDWIN LOCKE AND GARY LATHAMS GOAL SETTING THEORY TO GOAL SETTING IN ORGANIZATIONS
111
2 FROM ELTON MAYOS PERSONALITY AND MOTIVATION THEORY TO HUMANRELATIONS TRAINING AND AN APPROACH TO EMP...
126
3 FROM FREDERICK TAYLORS SCIENTIFIC MANAGEMENT TO TIME AND MOTION STUDY
127
FROM LEADERSHIP THEORY TO LEADERSHIP PRACTICE
129
FROM VICTOR VROOM PHILIP YETTON AND ARTHUR JAGOS NORMATIVE DECISIONPROCESS THEORY TO THE USE OF PARTICIPAT...
131
FROM FRED FIEDLERS CONTINGENCY THEORY OF LEADERSHIP TO THE LEADERMATCH APPROACH TO MANAGEMENT DEVELOP...
146
FROM GEORGE GRAENS VERTICAL DYAD LINKAGELEADERMEMBER EXCHANGE THEORY TO HIGHQUALITY INTERVENTIONS AC...
157
FROM STEVEN KERRS SUBSTITUTES FOR LEADERSHIP TO PROVIDING METHODS TO IMPROVE INFLUENCE PROCESSES IN ORGANI...
169
FROM JOHN MINERS ROLEMOTIVATION THEORY TO MANAGERIAL ROLEMOTIVATION TRAINING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSM...
180
FROM BERNARD BASSS TRANSFORMATIONALLEADERSHIP THEORY TO TRANSFORMATIONAL TRAINING
194
EPILOGUE ON LEADERSHIP
210
FROM DECISIONMAKING THEORY TO DECISIONMAKING PRACTICE
213
FROM LEE ROY BEACHS IMAGE THEORY TO ORGANIZATIONAL DECISION MAKING
215
FROM DEREK PUGH DAVID HICKSON AND ROBERT HININGSS THEORY UNDERLYING THE ASTON STUDIES T ORGANIZATIONAL PR...
276
FROM PETER BLAUS THEORY OF DIFFERENTIATION TO ORGANIZATIONAL PROCESS AND STRUCTURING
289
FROM CHRIS ARGYRISS GOAL CONGRUENCE THEORY AND HIS THEORY OF ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING TO ORGANIZATION DEV...
299
FROM EDGAR SCHEINS ORGANIZATIONALCULTURE THEORY TO ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT PARTICULARLY INVOLVING PR...
316
1 FROM VICTOR THOMPSONS DYSFUNCTIONS OF BUREAUCRACY TO DUAL HIERARCHIES AND VENTURE STRUCTURES 2 FROM WA...
331
3 FROM ROBERT BLAKE AND JANE MOUTONS GRID THEORY OF LEADERSHIP TO GRIDORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT
332
4 FROM ROBERT GOLEMBIEWSKIS CONCEPT OF ALPHA BETA AND GAMMA CHANGE TO THE EVALUATION OF ORGANIZATION DE...
333
FROM SOCIOLOGICAL CONCEPTS OF ORGANIZATION TO MACRO ORGANIZATIONAL FUNCTIONING
335
FROM JEFFREY PFEFFER AND GERALD SALANCIKS EXTERNAL CONTROL OF ORGANIZATIONS RESOURCE DEPENDENCE PERSPECTI...
337
FROM JOHN MEYER AND RICHARD SCOTTS NEOINSTITUTIONAL THEORY TO MANAGEMENT EDUCATION
350
EPILOGUE ON SOCIOLOGICAL CONCEPTS
364
NAME INDEX
365
SUBJECT INDEX
378
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