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The Fundamentals of Organizational Behavior: What Managers Need to Know

ISBN: 978-1-4051-0074-8
316 pages
February 2003, Wiley-Blackwell
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This primer offers MBA and other advanced students exposure to the basic theories and concepts of organizational behavior and management.

  • Delivers the basic theories and concepts of organizational behavior and management in a concise format.
  • Includes ‘Guides for Managers' which show how managers can apply these theories.
  • Supplemental materials include exercises and cases.
  • Covers topical issues such as diversity, technology and e-business.
  • Executive edition of Tosi and Mero's successful textbook, Managing Organizational Behavior (Blackwell Publishing, Fourth Edition, 2000
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Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction:.

1. Introduction:.

Basic Model of Behavior.

The Context of 21st Century Organizational Behavior.

The Field of Organizational Behavior.

Managing Organizational Performance.

What Do Managers Really Do?.

Part II: A Focus on the Individual:.

2. Personality and Individual Differences:.

Fundamental of Personality.

Personality in Organizational Settings.

Ability.

3. Attitudes and Accommodation to Work:.

Fundamentals of Work Attitudes.

A Model of Attitudes.

Attitude Consistency and Cognitive Dissonance.

Socialization: Developing Work Related Attitudes and Behaviors.

Organizational Commitment and Accommodation.

4. Individual Perception, Judgment, and Attribution:.

fundamentals of Perception.

Judgement Biases and Errors.

Attribution Theory: Finding Causes of Behavior.

Some Organizational Implications of Perceptual and Attributional Biases.

5. Motivation and Performance:.

The Fundamentals of Motivation and Performance.

Motivation – The Content Theories.

Motivation – The Process Theories.

Part III: The Context of Organizational Behavior:.

6. Group and Team Performance:.

The Fundamental of Group and Teams.

Group Development.

Team Effectiveness Issues.

Group Processes.

Group Dynamics.

Virtual Teams.

7. Culture: National and Organizational:.

The Hofstede Model of National Culture.

Organizational Consequences of National Cultural Differences.

Organizational Culture.

Modal Personality.

Organization Subcultures.

Organization Culture: Special Cases.

8. Organizational Structure and Design:.

The Fundamental of Organization Structure.

Organizations and Environment.

Formal Organizations: Design and Structure.

Organizational Design Alternatives.

Part IV: Integrating Behavior Theory into Effective Management and Leadership:.

9. Managing Performance: The Influence of Technology and Knowledge:.

The Context of Performance Management.

Task Specialists – Managing Their Performance.

Managing Knowledge Workers.

10. Conflict:.

Nature of Conflict.

Diagnosing Conflict.

Individual Responses to Conflict.

Improving Organizational Response to Conflict.

11. Decision Making:.

Characteristics of the Decision Process.

Models of Decision Making.

Improving Individual Decision Making.

Improving Group Decision Making.

Social Influences on Group Decision Making.

12. Power and Politics in Organizations:.

A Model of Influence Processes in Organizations.

Acquiring and Maintaining Organizationally Based Influence.

Acquiring and Maintaining Personal Based Influence.

Organizational Politics.

13. Leadership:.

Trait Approaches to Leadership.

Behavioral Approaches to Leadership.

Contingency Theories of Leadership.

Process Theories of Leadership.

Substitutes for Leadership.

14. Organizational Change:.

How Our Work Life is Changing.

Stages of Successful Change.

Resistance to Change.

Helping Individuals Cope with Change.

Organization Development.

Index.

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Author Information


Neal P. Mero is Assistant Professor of Management at the University of Mississippi. He is the co-author with Henry L. Tosi and John R. Rizzo of Managing Organizational Behavior (Blackwell Publishing, Fourth Edition, 2000). He has won several teaching awards and consulted for numerous government and private organizations in areas of organizational behavior and human resource management.

Henry L. Tosi is McGriff Professor of Management at the University of Florida. The founding editor of The Leadership Quarterly, Tosi has served on various editorial review boards, authored over 60 journal articles, and held several positions within the Academy of Management. He is the co-author with Neal P. Mero and John R. Rizzo of Managing Organizational Behavior (Blackwell Publishing, Fourth Edition, 2000).

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  • Delivers the basic theories and concepts of organizational behavior and management in a concise format.
  • Includes ‘Guides for Managers' which show how managers can apply these theories.
  • Supplemental materials include exercises and cases.
  • Covers topical issues such as diversity, technology and e-business.
  • Executive edition of Tosi and Mero's successful textbook, Managing Organizational Behavior (Blackwell Publishing, Fourth Edition, 2000
See More

Reviews

"The authors provide a very readable integration of organizational behavior concepts and research findings illustrating the 'hard skills' in managing people. 'The Guides for Managers' included in each chapter offer valuable summaries for practice." Ronald Burke, York University <!--end-->
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