Introducing Organizational Behaviour and Management

Author: David Knights
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 1844800350
Release Date: 2007-01
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

Introducing Organizational Behaviour and Management

Author: David Knights
Publisher:
ISBN: 1473726646
Release Date: 2017-02-28
Genre:

Introducing Organizational Behaviour and Management is written by specialists for students who want to think differently about their understanding of organizational behaviour. This textbook contrasts perspectives on organizational behaviour, discussing the alternative critical or controversial thinking and debate. Key concepts that underpin this diverse subject are identified and explored in a range of international and everyday examples. This book employs the principles of adopting a selective rather than exhaustive approach to introductory organizational behaviour topics. It applies a conceptual framework to the subject matter, and seeks to engage the reader throughout.

An Introduction to Organisational Behaviour for Managers and Engineers

Author: Duncan Kitchin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780750683340
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Business & Economics

If you understand organisations then you are more powerful, in that you are then able to further your own interests and/or those of the organisation. It then makes sense that all engineers as part of their undergraduate degrees, or their subsequent professional development, have to study organisational behaviour as part of their management training. This is a major requirement of Engineering Council UK (ECUK) for those wishing to become chartered engineers. This book aims to support courses that go towards meeting the ECUK requirements for management and business training, with coverage of team and group working, and further discussion of international cultural difference, which are major features of engineering degrees today. Chapters also cover key issues for maintaining a healthy working environment within an organisation, such as motivating employees, managing stress and dealing with organisational politics, as well as subjects to provide a greater understanding of company management including leadership and organizational structures. An Introduction to Organisational Behaviour for Managers and Engineers provides not only a practical introduction to OB for management students, but also a text that is specifically aimed at the needs of engineers and students of engineering. • Lecturer support material available including editable PowerPoint presentations and lecture notes allow lecturers to spend less time planning and more time teaching • Numerous real world case studies show how to apply the theory to real situations and related discussion questions help students to test their understanding and share ideas • Written by an experienced lecturer in the field to fit in with the organizational behaviour modules on both management and engineering modules, providing a succinct introduction to the topic without overwhelming the student.

Organizational Behaviour and Management

Author: John Martin
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 1861529481
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

Introduction to Work and Organizational Behaviour

Author: John Bratton
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137432063
Release Date: 2015-05-22
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

Management and Organizational Behaviour

Author: Jayantee Saha
Publisher: Excel Books India
ISBN: 8174464689
Release Date: 2006
Genre:

Existing literature on organizational behaviour is either lopsided or ignores the management dimensions. This book presents a holistic perspective of the subject to develop a correct perception about it, and is divided into twenty chapters. The comprehensive text covers the following topics: Introduction to Management, Planning, Controlling, Introduction to OB, Learning, Personality, Perception, Motivation, Communication, Teams, Leadership, Conflict, Transactional Analysis, Organizational Culture/Climate, Power and Politics, Introduction to HRM, Organizational Change and Development, Attitude and Ethics, Trends in International Business and Quality of Working Life. The book conforms to the syllabi of most of the Indian Universities and would serve as a useful text for students of MBA, M.Com, MCA, B.Tech, BBM and other diploma courses in management. It meets the needs of students, practicing managers and every person having an inclination to know more about the subject.

Introduction to Organizational Behaviour

Author: Steve Ellis
Publisher:
ISBN: 0077098749
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Organizational behavior

This textbook offers an introduction to the core concepts and issues of organisational behaviour. It strikes a balance between a psychological and management-based treatment of the subject and includes case-studies and assessment material.

Organizational Behaviour

Author: Ray French
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470710333
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

Organizational Behaviour and Work

Author: Fiona Wilson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199534883
Release Date: 2010-01-21
Genre: Business & Economics

This edition provides a critical approach to the study of work and organizational behaviour, questioning what organizational behaviour is and how it has been researched and discussed.

Organizational Behaviour

Author: Daniel King
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198724025
Release Date: 2016-05-19
Genre:

Organizational behaviour affects all of us, every single day. But do your students struggle to see the subject's relevance? Do they have difficulty going beyond its most commonplace theories? Do they wonder how it will help them in their future career? Then take a step into the lobby of Junction Hotel! We follow the experiences of its managers and employees as a new consortium tries to rebuild the success of a once-great establishment that has fallen on hard times. This fictional running case study helps students see how theory translates into practice in a familiar setting. For example, what kind of leadership styles do the new management team use? Are personality tests any use for hiring new staff for the gym? How do the staff on the receiving end of various management techniques feel and react? Follow the management dilemmas faced, and the techniques employed with varying rates of success, by a wide range of characters. The running case is interwoven throughout the book, encouraging students to make links between the different topic areas and gain a holistic view of organizational behaviour. The book covers all the core topics found on undergraduate modules, while also going a step further to consider alternative approaches and compare them with mainstream theories. Students are encouraged to develop a critical mindset and think about the context of the theories they come across and the values embedded within them. A wealth of real-life case studies, including those drawn from the public and not-for-profit sectors, bring the subject to life.Innovative on-page learning features link study and employability skills to the topics being discussed so students can apply theories from the book directly to their own lives and future careers. Interviews with students, employees and business leaders are included online, and show just how relevant organizational behaviour is to people's everyday lives. The real-life examples in the second edition have been augmented with new international and European examples in every chapter, and the book's Online Resource Centre now features seminar and group activities and a lecturer guide to help lecturers make full and effective use of the book and online material in their teaching. A unique, lively package makes this core reading for all business students taking an introductory module in organizational behaviour.

Introduction to Organisational Behaviour

Author: Michael Butler
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 9781843984115
Release Date: 2011-01-27
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

Organizational Behavior

Author: Ricky Griffin
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780538478137
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Prepare your students today to become strong, effective managers tomorrow with the powerful concepts and practical applications found in Griffin/Moorhead’s ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR: MANAGING PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS, Tenth Edition. This reader-oriented text helps you equip your students with the skills and solid understanding to meet the management challenges of a new century. The book’s applied approach balances classic management ideas with the most recent OB developments and contemporary trends, such as the effects of the recession; how to manage people in these challenging times; the new role of stress on motivation and leadership; and effects of downsizing. Students delve into the core concepts of human behavior and industrial psychology within the help of memorable real examples and cases drawn from relevent organizations and managers such as Steve Jobs, Eddie Bauer, Cirque du Soleil, snopes.com, Whole Foods, Nike, and Goldman Sachs. Fresh new cases, proven end-of-chapter exercises, activities, and an optional case and exercises help you equip your students with the assets, tools, and resources to compete effectively amid a world of change. Students grasp the fundamental of human behavior in organizations and the ability to develop new answers to new challenges as they learn to understand the people who comprise an organization, understand change, and understand how organizations must respond to change. Equip and energize the next generation of managers for the most exciting task of tomorrow: managing people effectively within competitive organizations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Organizational Behaviour and Work

Author: Fiona M. Wilson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199645985
Release Date: 2013-12
Genre: Business & Economics

An accessible, critical introduction to the study of work, management, and organizational behaviour. It introduces readers to a wealth of topics, ideas, and research from within the field. Taking a critical perspective, readers are encouraged to analyse and question the traditional approaches to the study of organizational life.