Organizational Behavior: The Person-organization Fit

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Prentice Hall, 1999 - Business & Economics - 609 pages
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Blending theory and practice with a strong applied, cross-cultural, and self-development focus, this volume shows readers how to manage organizations and the people in them -- as well as their own careers --from a multi-level (micro/macro), integrative, global perspective. A variety of self-assessments, practical advice, cases, and exercises give readers hands-on practice throughout. KEY TOPICS: Covers: The Challenge of Managing People and Organizations; Understanding the Context of Organizations; Culture in Organizations; Understanding and Managing Individual Differences; Understanding People: Social Perception; Managing Performance through Motivation and Outcomes; Building Block of Groups Behavior; Turning Groups into Teams; Leading People; Making Decisions; Using Power and Organizational Politics; Managing Conflict and Negotiation; Communicating and Managing Information; Managing Change; and Personal and Organizational Effectiveness. For managers and team leaders.

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PARTI THE CONTEXT
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USING POWER
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Ethics and Social Responsibility
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Afsaneh Nahavandi is Professor and Chair of the Leadership Studies department at the University of San Diego and Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University. Previously, she was Associate Dean of the College of Public Programs and Professor of Public Administration at Arizona State University, as well as the Director of the MBA Program and Professor of Management at Arizona State University West campus. Her teaching and research interests include organizational behavior, leadership, culture and diversity, and ethics. She is author of a top leadership text, The Art and Science of Leadership (6th edition) (2012). She is also the author of numerous journal articles and other works, including Ancient Leadership Wisdom (2012), Organizational Behavior: The Person-Organization Fit (1999), and Organizational Culture in the Management of Mergers (1993).

ALI R. MALEKZADEH is Associate Professor of Management at Arizona State University West.

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