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Core Concepts of Organizational Behavior

ISBN: 978-0-471-39182-1
400 pages
April 2003, ©2004
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Core Concepts of Organizational Behavior, presents the basic foundations of OB through discussions of core theories, concepts, and issues. The clean design provides readers with open page layouts and a professional appearance. Each chapter opens with a set of study questions tied directly to major text headings; end-of-chapter summaries use these questions again to remind readers of core points. Effective Manager boxes in each chapter offer action guidelines for using the insights in real work situations.

The theme of this edition is The High Performance Organization. Ethics and social responsibility, workforce diversity, technology, entrepreneurship, and skill-building are some of the important topics emphasized. Schermerhorn's new edition is intended for the Organizational Behavior course taught at most 2-year and 4-year colleges.

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Preface.

PART 1. ENVIRONMENT.

Organizational Behavior Today.

The High Performance Organization.

Global Dimensions of Organizational Behavior.

PART 2. INDIVIDUALS.

Diversity and Individual Differences.

Perception and Attribution.

Motivation and Reinforcement.

Human Resource Management Systems.

High Performance Job Designs.

PART 3. GROUPS.

The Nature of Groups.

Teamwork and High Performance Teams.

PART 4. ORGANIZATIONS.

Basic Attributes of Organizations.

Strategic Competency and Organizational Design.

High Performance Organizational Cultures.

PART 5. PROCESSES.

High Performance Leadership.

Power and Politics.

Information and Communication.

Decision Making.

Conflict and Negotiation.

Change, Innovation, and Stress.

Supplementary Module: Research Foundations of Organizational Behavior.

Notes.

Glossary.

Index.

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  • Now even more brief and streamlined- a perfect foundation for students who need the basics without all the pedagogy.
  • The Revised Web Site for Core Concepts of Organizational Behavior is a rich source of materials for professors and students. The site will include student and instructor resources including an interactive student study guide, cases, interactive self-assessments, Web links and exercises, The Fast Company selection, Career Advancement Portfolio, PowerPoint files, supplement downloads, and more.
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  • The core concepts for the OB course in a straightforward, affordable format.
  • A bullet-list summary is tied back to the chapter-opening study objectives
  • The Effective Manager offers practical tips and applications for any manager.
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Great book, I enjoyed the real life approach to the topics.

    Joseph Adamo, Cazenovia College

                                                       

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Instructors Resources
Wiley Instructor Companion Site
Instructor's Resource Guide
The Instructor's Manual provides the following for each chapter:
  • General Philosophy and Design of the Text
  • Teaching Ideas from Learning Theory and Research
  • Course Development, Sample Assignments, & Innovative Instructional Designs
  •  Description of Instructional Support Package
  • Use of Cases and the Case Method
  • Text Highlights
  • Teaching suggestions (including suggestions on how to use and integrate the media components: Internet, Videos, etc.)
  • Learning Objectives & Chapter Overview
  • Lecture Outline & Lecture Notes
  • Key Definitions
  • Answers to Organizational Behavior Workbook Component questions(including Experiential Exercises, Assessments, and Cases)
  • Suggestions about how each aspect of the OB Skills Workbook should be used in class discussions and how each exercise is relevant to a particular chapter.
  • An Internet Component provides additional web links relevant to both the On-Line Cases within the Text Web Site and individual Chapter topics.
  • Video Guide
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