Understanding and Managing Organizational Behavior

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Pearson Prentice Hall, 2005 - Business & Economics - 656 pages
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This book makes an authoritative and practical introduction to organizational behavior. It contains leading-edge coverage of topics and issues combined with a wealth of learning tools that help readers experience Organizational Behavior and guide them to becoming better managers. Chapter topics discuss individual differences: personality, ability, and job performance; work values, attitudes, moods, and emotions; perception, attribution, and the management of diversity; learning and creativity at work; pay, careers, and changing employment relationships; managing stress and work-life linkages; leadership; power, politics, conflict, and negotiation; communication flows and information technology; organizational culture and ethical behavior; and organizational change and development . For business professionals preparing for a career in management.

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Contents

PART 1
21
INDIVIDUALS IN ORGANIZATIONS
37
The Nature of Personality
39
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Jennifer M. George is the Mary Gibbs Jones Professor of Management and Professor of Psychology in the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management at Rice University. She received her B.A. in Psychology/Sociology from Wesleyan University, her M.B.A. in Finance from New York University, and her Ph.D. in Management and Organizational Behavior from New York University. Prior to joining the faculty at Rice University, she was a Professor in the Department of Management at Texas A&M University. Professor George specializes in Organizational Behavior and is well known for her research on mood and emotion in the workplace, their determinants, and their effects on various individual and group level work outcomes. She is the author of many articles in leading peer-reviewed journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, the Journal of Applied Psychology, and Psychological Bulletin. One of her papers won the Academy of Management's Organizational Behavior Division Outstanding Competitive Paper Award and another paper won the Human Relations Best Paper Award. She is, or has been, on the editorial review boards of the Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, and Journal of Managerial Issues, was a consulting editor for the Journal of Organizational Behavior, and is a member of the Organizational Frontiers Series editorial board. She is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and a member of the Society for Organizational Behavior. Professor George also has co-authored a leading textbook on management.

Gareth Jones received both his B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Lancaster, U.K. He previously held teaching and research appointments at the University of Warwick, Michigan State University, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Professor Jones specializes in both organizational behavior and organizational theory and is well known for his research on socialization, culture, and applying transaction cost analysis to explain many forms of intraorganizational and interorganizational behavior. He also has published many articles in leading journals of the field and is one of the most prolific authors in the Academy of Management Review. One of his articles won the Academy of Management Journal Best Paper Award. He is, or has been, on the editorial review boards of the Academy of Management Review, the Journal of Management, and Management Inquiry.

Professor Jones is a professor of Management at the Lowry Mays College and Graduate School of Business at Texas A&M University, where he is involved actively in teaching and research in Organizational Behavior and related fields.

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