Understanding and Managing Organizational Behavior

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Addison-Wesley, 1999 - Business & Economics - 724 pages
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Designed to help readers function effectively as managers, this book emphasizes behavior skills, situational analysis, and applies the lessons of organizational behavior. The in-depth macro content offers three chapters on motivation, covering important topics such as performance appraisal, social information processing, career management, and dual career couples. This new edition adds topics pertinent to all managers today, including ethics, sexual harassment, and cross-cultural communication. Practical applications of organizational behavior theories can be found in the Advice to Managers and Insight boxes in each chapter. A unique chapter on managing global organizations will be of particular interest. With its state-of-the-art coverage and hands-on perspective, here is an ideal choice for those looking for a strong foundation in organizational behavior.

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Contents

Organizational Behavior and Management
8
Personality and Ability
35
Values Attitudes and Moods
70
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About the author (1999)

Jennifer George is a well-published professor as is now the Mary Gibbs Jones Professor of Management in the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University. She is co-author of the aforementioned organizational behavior book. She received her BA from Wesleyan University and her MBA & PhD from New York University.

Gareth R. Jones received his PhD from the University Of Lancaster, England, and he is trained in Economics and Organizational Theory and Behavior. His research interests include organizational design for performance, the evolution of business, and corporate-level strategy. Dr. Jones has published articles in all the major management journals and is co-author of several textbooks.

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