Introduction to Work and Organizational Behaviour

Author: John Bratton

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137432063

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 584

View: 1498

Do big bonuses really motivate bankers to work harder? Is it better to hire someone with a personality similar to your own? What impact does delivering 'service with a smile' have on employees? Introduction to Work and Organizational Behaviour answers all of these questions and more, offering insights into contemporary management practices and encouraging you to reflect critically on the realities of the workplace. Building on the success of the previous edition, this new edition offers: • New chapters on organizational change, and diversity and people management • Brand new Links to Management videos featuring business managers and consultants discussing topics such as perception and learning • 12 new Globalization and Organization Misbehaviour vignettes illustrating contemporary organizational practice and its impact across the world • 12 new The Reality of Work boxes providing thought-provoking examples of the interconnection between society and organizational behaviour • Over 200 new references, bringing the discussion right up to date. Visit www.palgrave.com/bratton-ob to access examples of organizational behaviour in popular films such as The Imitation Game, as well as a guide to developing your skills in report writing and oral presentations, and Chinese translations of key vocabulary and chapter summaries.
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Work and Organizational Behaviour 2nd Edition

Understanding the Workplace

Author: John Bratton,Carolyn Forshaw,Militza Callinan,Peter Sawchuk,Martin Corbett

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230366023

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 608

View: 617

Ever wondered what really motivates people, why bad decisions get made or what the latest blockbuster movie can tell you about leadership? Discover for yourself in this fascinating introduction to organizational behaviour. Written by leading experts, Work and Organizational Behaviour offers great value for money and has already helped thousands of students to develop the skills they need to succeed in their exams, not to mention preparing them for the world of work. The only book to offer a truly balanced and international approach, it ... - Brings the subject to life through case studies, vignettes and links to popular films - Sharpens your critical thinking skills and encourages you to debate - Uses superb illustrations to help you understand important ideas - Gives you a global perspective by including examples from across the world - Gives you FREE access to online learning resources to help you pass your exams, including self-test multiple choice questions, web links, chapter summaries, extra case studies, and lots of advice on essay writing and presentations New features of this fully updated 2nd edition include: - New chapter on organizational culture, plus extra coverage on key areas like work–life balance, identity, emotion, innovation and corporate social responsibility - Over 40 new case studies and vignettes, including 'OB and globalization' features focusing international aspects of OB, and 'Work and society' feature focusing on how organizations interact with their environment - Over 50 new chapter research questions to help you find out more about the subject - New chapter structure to fit better with module structures - Extra help for second-language students including vocab checklists and online advice Announcing the Bratton prize for Organizational Behaviour! Check out www.palgrave.com/business/brattonOB2e/prize for further information
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Organizational Behaviour and Work

A Critical Introduction

Author: Fiona M. Wilson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198777132

Category:

Page: 456

View: 5746

As the most critical yet accessible introduction to organizational behaviour and work this book will help you understand the complexities of organizational life and evaluate modern business practices.Classic organizational behaviour topics such as team-working, motivation, and change are complemented by core critical approaches such as power and control, organizational misbehaviour, and health and well-being through a clear three-part structure. Students are encouraged to look beyond adescriptive approach and truly engage with the content. Examples and "Stop and Think" boxes placed throughout chapters, as well as end-of-chapter case studies with accompanying questions, provide the opportunity for this engagement and show how each chapter's theoretical coverage applies inreal-life business situations. Suggestions of films and novels which relate to the chapter topic provide further opportunities to see organizational behaviour in context and demonstrate just how prevalent its principles are in everyday life.The accessible style assumes no prior knowledge on the part of the reader, and the full range of themes and topics explored provides a rich picture of the realities of organizational behaviour and work.This book is accompanied by a selection of online resources, including: For students:* Glossary* Web links * Critical thinking exercises For lecturers:* PowerPoint slides* Questions for research and discussion* Additional case studies * Group exercises
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An Introduction to Organisational Behaviour for Managers and Engineers

A Group and Multicultural Approach

Author: Duncan Kitchin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134799357

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 246

View: 374

An Introduction to Organisational Behaviour for Managers and Engineers: A Group and Multicultural Approach gives a comprehensive overview of how organisations work, with a special focus on group and team working, and issues of diversity and intercultural management. This second edition has been updated throughout, drawing on the latest literature, along with: a new chapter on organisational change, a process which all managers and engineers will encounter on the job; case studies and illustrations showing theories in action; more cross-referencing between chapters, showing how topics are interlinked. This concise textbook not only provides a practical introduction to organisational behaviour for management students, but is also specifically geared towards the needs of engineering students and professionals.
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Organizational Behaviour and Management

Author: John Martin

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781861529480

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 877

View: 2955

This comprehensive and accessible introduction to organizational behaviour balances sociological and psychological perspectives to provide the perfect core text for students at undergraduate and MBA level. John Martin successfully blends together theory, practical application and critical reflection and encourages students to develop practical and theoretical understanding. Written in a clear and engaging way the text includes learning objectives, discussion and research questions, ‘management in action’ panels, ‘stop and consider’ boxes and excellent chapter summaries. An accompanying website includes extensive resources for both you and your students.
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Handbook of Work and Organizational Psychology: Introduction to work and organizational psychology

Author: Professor Pieter J D Drenth

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780863775208

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 104

View: 4251

The introductory volume of the Handbook of Work and Organizational Psychology is concerned with definitional, historical and methodological fundamentals. It explores the nature of studies in work and organizational psychology; the role played by the professional psychologist; and the ways in which the discipline has developed within Europe. The editors attempt to characterize the domain of work and organizational psychology, and examine relations between this and other subdisciplines within psychology, as well as those disciplines outside psychology also concerned with work and organization.
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Introduction to Organisational Behaviour

Author: Michael Butler,Ed Rose

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 1843984113

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 536

View: 2106

Ideal for anyone studying an introductory module in organisational behaviour, Introduction to Organisational Behaviour is a rigorous critique of all essential organisational behaviour topics. A comprehensive book with extensive accompanying online resources makes this a must-have package for anyone wanting to understand the theory and practice of organisational behaviour. Practitioner case studies, supporting video interviews where solutions and approaches are discussed, review questions at the end of every chapter make this an essential resource. Covering organisational behaviour in the context of individuals, groups and teams and managing organisations as well as the importance of organisational structures and emerging issues, Introduction to Organisational Behaviour gives understanding and guidance on the full spectrum of organisational behaviour issues. Supported by extensive online resources including video interviews, clips of key skills lecture slides, additional tutorial activities and a test bank of multiple choice questions make this a truly integrated print and electronic learning package.
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Organizational Behaviour

Author: Ray French

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470710330

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 689

View: 9573

This new edition builds on the strengths and successes of the first edition and has been fully updated to reflect changes in the world of work, following the global financial crisis. The authors combine a managerial approach, focusing on practical, real–world applications, with a rigorous critical perspective that analyses the research behind the theories. The text addresses alternative theoretical perspectives, in parallel to the introduction of new worldwide cases and examples. New pedagogical features, such as the Ethical Dilemma and Critical Thinking boxes, reinforce the critical approach. The concise coverage of the core topics can be applied to both one–semester and year–long teaching and learning patterns.
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Psychology Applied to Work

An Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Author: Paul M. Muchinsky

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0534607810

Category: Psychology

Page: 554

View: 3085

This text provides the most relevent and contemporary applications of today's workplace issues. Case studies, field notes and real company examples in every chapter illustrate and bring to life the relevance of I/O psychology to students daily lives.
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Introducing Organizational Behaviour and Management

Author: David Knights,Hugh Willmott

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781844800353

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 552

View: 9685

This eagerly awaited introductory textbook provides a fresh approach to the study of Organizational Behaviour and management. Seeking to make the subject matter more relevant and accessible, it treats Organizational Behaviour as a field of activity that has many parallels with what is experienced in everyday life. Students will find it easier to learn about organizations by appreciating how work relations and management activities are not so distant from their own everyday lives. Uniquely, this book presents two distinct and highly contrasting perspectives on Organizational Behaviour. Key elements of what is conventionally studied in the field are introduced and treated as a foil for introducing a critical, less orthodox perspective. Written with the introductory Organizational Behaviour student in mind, this exciting new text has a four-colour design and uses classic pedagogical features such as case studies, think points, discussion questions, learning objectives and linked chapter summaries in order to engage students and provide a stimulating learning – and teaching – environment.
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Organisation and Identities

Text and Readings in Organisational Behaviour

Author: Heather Clark,John Chandler,Jim Barry

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781861525291

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 438

View: 9809

This book provides a comprehensive and critical introduction to organizational behaviour. It analyses key issues, themes and theories and gives readers direct access to essential readings and articles in the area. Organisation and Identities draws on a wide variety of disciplines to develop a fuller understanding of the complexities and contradictions of organizational life. Seminal readings and lesser known contributions from writers as diverse as Weber, Taylor, E.P. Thompson, R. Moss Kanter, Freud and Janis explore the relationship between the social and individual identities which shape, and are shaped by, organizations. Editorial commentaries outline the theoretical background and context of the readings in each section and discuss their continuing relevance to the study of organizational behaviour. This book provides a comprehensive and critical introduction to organizational behaviour. It analyses key issues, themes and theories and gives readers direct access to essential readings and articles in the area. Organisation and Identities draws on a wide variety of disciplines to develop a fuller understanding of the complexities and contradictions of organizational life. Seminal readings and lesser known contributions from writers as diverse as Weber, Taylor, E.P. Thompson, R. Moss Kanter, Freud and Janis explore the relationship between the social and individual identities which shape, and are shaped by, organizations. Editorial commentaries outline the theoretical background and context of the readings in each section and discuss their continuing relevance to the study of organizational behaviour.
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Organisational Behaviour For Dummies

Author: Cary L. Cooper,Sheena Johnson,Lynn Holdsworth

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119951240

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 5999

Your plain-English introduction to organisational behaviour Organisational Behaviour (OB) is the study of how people, individuals, and groups act in organisations. Whether you're studying OB, or you just want a better understanding of people at work, Organisational Behaviour For Dummies gives you all the essentials for understanding this fascinating subject. Inside you'll find out about personality and individual differences, teams and groups, personnel selection and assessment, and health and well-being at work. You'll also find out how leaders lead, how motivators motivate, and how the modern workplace is changing and evolving. An easy-to-read introduction to organisational behaviour for business, management, and organisational psychology students A useful reference for managers A fascinating look at behaviour in the modern workplace Whether you're a student of organisational behaviour, a manager, or a lifelong learner with an interest in human behaviour and psychology in the workplace, Organisational Behaviour For Dummies has you covered.
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Organizational Behaviour in a Global Context

Author: Albert J. Mills,Jean C. Helms Mills,John Bratton,Carolyn Forshaw

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781551930572

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 599

View: 9036

"At last there is a lucid, well-written OB book, which covers key issues required in OB teaching, but which has a mind of its own. Students and faculty will recognize this is more than standard fare." - Bill Cooke, Manchester Business School
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Work Psychology and Organizational Behaviour

Managing the Individual at Work

Author: Wendy Hollway

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446240502

Category:

Page: 240

View: 5675

Tracing the development of work psychology and organizational behaviour from the early 20th century to the present, this book focuses on the relations between knowledge, power and practice. The author charts the impact of such psychology upon the emergence of new management tools.
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The Psychology of Behaviour at Work

The Individual in the Organization

Author: Adrian Furnham

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1135422885

Category: Psychology

Page: 848

View: 884

This superb introduction to the field of organizational psychology and organizational behaviour builds on the foundation of the highly successful first edition to provide up-to-date explanations of all the key topics in a clear, coherent and accessible style. The text is supported by numerous illustrations and examples as well as end-of-chapter summaries and concluding remarks. Topic sections on key research studies, as well as applied aspects such as human resources applications and cross-cultural issues, lead the reader through the complexities of the theory to its practical application. The Psychology of Behaviour at Work covers all major topics in the field, from vocational choice, personality, attitudes, motivation and stress, to cooperation, learning, training, group dynamics, decision making and leadership. Further sections introduce corporate culture and climate, as well as organisational structure, change and development, and a final section outlines predictions not only for the future study of organizational psychology, but of the future of work itself. As with the first edition, The Psychology of Behaviour at Work will prove to be an invaluable resource for psychology students on work and organizational psychology courses, business students on organizational behaviour courses, and human resources managers eager to expand their knowledge of this fascinating field.
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Introduction to Educational Leadership & Organizational Behavior

Author: Patti Chance

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317923189

Category: Education

Page: 246

View: 5814

Like the bestselling first edition, this introductory textbook succinctly presents concepts and theories of educational leadership and organizational behavior and immediately applies them to problems of practice. The second edition includes a new chapter on organizational culture, expanded overage of organizational structure, systems, and leadership, and additional case studies and scenarios representing real problems of practice.
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Organisational Behaviour for Social Work

Author: Gavin Bissell,Peter Dolan

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1847422799

Category: Social Science

Page: 186

View: 4927

"Organizational Behaviour for Social Work unites the well-established study of behaviour in organizations with the special, and sometimes unusual, organizational settings of social work practice. In doing this, it recognizes the gendered nature of social work organizations, but, uniquely, retains simultaneously the valuable insights of mainstream organizational behaviour research, despite its often male context. Another innovation of the book is the targetting of non-traditional organizational behaviour audiences. For, where previous textbooks have tended to cater for managers, this book is aimed at the social work practitioner, and others who interact with social work organizations. Finally, the book uses real social work case examples to flesh out traditional organizational behaviour concepts, and, in doing so, also explains the impact of recent organizational changes upon social work practice." -- Publisher's website.
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Handbook of Work and Organizational Psychology: Introduction to work and organizational psychology

Author: Professor Pieter J D Drenth

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780863775208

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 104

View: 7288

The introductory volume of the Handbook of Work and Organizational Psychology is concerned with definitional, historical and methodological fundamentals. It explores the nature of studies in work and organizational psychology; the role played by the professional psychologist; and the ways in which the discipline has developed within Europe. The editors attempt to characterize the domain of work and organizational psychology, and examine relations between this and other subdisciplines within psychology, as well as those disciplines outside psychology also concerned with work and organization.
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Organisational Behaviour and Analysis

An Integrated Approach

Author: Derek Rollinson

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273711148

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 757

View: 7058

A comprehensive introduction to Organisational Behaviour, steering a neutral path through the sociological, psychological and managerial approaches to the discipline. It balances coverage of the micro- (organisational behaviour) with the macro- (organisational analysis) level issues, with a cross-cultural theme running through the book. It is written for students on undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in business, or business-related disciplines.
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Culture and Organizational Behaviour

Author: Jai B. P. Sinha

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 8178298961

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 426

View: 2540

Culture and Organizational Behaviour is a textbook for management studies that highlights the effect of the confluence of Western and Indian cultural influences. It adheres to the syllabi of the organizational behaviour courses followed in most major universities and management institutes. The book presents basic knowledge of organizational behaviour as developed in the West, adds to these the latest global research findings, and situates them in the Indian cultural perspective. It also highlights the issues that emanate from the interface of the Indian culture and organizational behaviour. Key Features: - Contains updated case studies from Indian organizations - Focuses on current and emerging strategies in organizational structures, leadership, power and politics - Covers topics like balancing work and other responsibilities, power and politics, and conflict and negotiation, which, though extremely crucial to organizational behaviour, have perhaps not got due attention in the existing literature - Presents the relatively unexplored effects of Indian culture on organizational behaviour. Provides a platform where both theoretical and practical issues can be addressed by managers, researchers, students and teachers alike.
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