Organizational Behavior

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Wiley, Oct 26, 1999 - Business & Economics - 608 pages
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"Racing is a team sport. Everyone who races pretty much has the same car and the same equipment. What sets us apart is our people. ...We're stronger as a team than we are on our own." -Ray Evernham, pit crew chief for champion racecar driver Jeff Gordon Like automobile racing, today's fast-paced and high performance organizations run on talent and teamwork. The field of Organizational Behavior is leading academic curricula in skills development and integrative thinking for 21st century career success. Organizational Behavior, 7th edition is designed to best meet this high performance standard. Fast OB! "Fast!" That's the word that describes most accurately the work environment of today's high performance organizations. Understanding this environment and its implications is essential for anyone seeking career success in the 21st century! The Seventh Edition of Organizational Behavior reflects the realities of the new workplace to better prepare students for the fast-paced world of opportunity they will soon enter. Team up with Fast Company Magazine This text features a learning partnership with Fast Company magazine, one of the most talked about magazines in business! The text itself includes The Fast Company Collection, a series of full-text articles to enhance the already extensive selection of application-oriented and skills-building resources. Available with the text is The New Fast Company Handbook of the Business Revolution. This fascinating supplement provides six insightful articles reprised from past issues of the magazine about the changing landscape of leadership, work and careers. These thought-provoking articles are sure to challenge, stimulate, and inspire!

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About the author (1999)

Donald N. Lombardi is associate academic director of Seton Hall University and the principal partner of CHR/InterVista, a health care management consulting firm in Mt. Arlington, New Jersey.

Dr. John R. Schermerhorn, Jr. is the Charles G. O'Bleness Professor of Management in the College of Business at Ohio University, and formerly served as Director of the Ohio University Center for Southeast Asian Studies. He earned a Ph. D. in organizational behavior from Northwestern University and an M.B.A. (with distinction) in management and international business from New York University. Dr. Schermerhorn previously taught at Tulane University, The University of Vermont, and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, where he served as Head of the Department of Management and Associate Dean of the College of Business Administration.

A specialist in general management, organizational change and interorganizational cooperation, his clients have included Corning Glass Works, Pepsico, Inc., American Bankers Association, New England Hospital Assembly, Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation, Petroleous de Venezuela, and the Vietnam Training Center for Radio and Television, among other organizations.

JAMES G. (JERRY) HUNT is Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of Management; Professor of Health Organization Management; Director, Program in Leadership, Institute for Management and Leadership Research; and former Department Chair of Management, Texas Tech University.