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Organizational Behavior, 4th Edition

Organizational Behavior, 4th Edition

Michael A. Hitt, C. Chet Miller, Adrienne Colella

ISBN: 978-1-119-03102-4

Oct 2014

544 pages


Organizational Behavior Fourth Edition helps students understand the impact of effective management of people, teams and groups on organizational performance. Through this strategic framework, the authors illustrate organizational behavior as critical to implementing strategy, gaining competitive advantages, and ensuring positive organizational results.  The 4th Edition includes the latest research and literature pertaining to pressing topics like global contexts, motivation and leadership. With features that offer managerial advice, highlight strategic initiatives and provide opportunities for self-assessment and analysis, the text encourages students to understand the value of OB to organizational success and to their future careers.

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Opening Case Study: Whole Foods, Whole People

Part I: The Strategic Lens

Chapter 1: A Strategic Approach to Organizational Behavior

Chapter 2: Organizational Diversity

Chapter 3: Organizational Behavior in a Global Context

Part I Case Study: Cooperating and Communicating Across Cultures (Online Only)

Part II: Individual Processes

Chapter 4: Learning and Perception

Chapter 5: Personality, Intelligence, Attitudes, and Emotions

Chapter 6: Work Motivation

Chapter 7: Stress and Well-Being

Part II Case Study: Brussels and Bradshaw (Online Only)

Part: III Groups, Teams, and Social Processes

Chapter 8: Leadership

Chapter 9: Communication

Chapter 10: Decision Making by Individuals and Groups

Chapter 11: Groups and Teams

Chapter 12: Conflict, Negotiation, Power, and Politics

Part III Case Study: Bright And Dedicated: What More Do You Want? (Online Only)

Part IV: The Organizational Context

Chapter 13: Organizational Structure and Culture

Chapter 14: Organizational Change and Development

Part IV Case Study: Anna Frisch At Aesch Ag (Online Only)

Concluding Case Study: Organizational Culture at Dreamworks Animation (Online Only)

  • Cutting-Edge Research: The Fourth Edition includes over 500 new references from organizational behavior research literature and popular press articles on managerial practice.
  • Coverage of Current Issues in OB: New content related to topics like social learning theory, stretch goals, workplace bulling, and mood and emotion on decision making.

  • New and Revised Communication Coverage: The authors have reorganized the presentation of material to better emphasize individual level issues in communication and have added new sections on communication styles and virtual worlds.

  • New and Revised Management Coverage: The authors incorporated new content on managerial change capabilities and dynamic capabilities, along with a discussion of goal-based leadership which replaced material on management by objectives.


  • Unique Focus: Unlike other OB texts, the authors use the perspective of an organization’s strategy as a guide, emphasizing how effective behavioral management relates to organizational strategy and performance.

  • Big-picture Framework: Helps students understand the value of OB to organizational performance and to their future careers, through sections like ""The Strategic Importance of...,"" ""Managerial Advice,"" and ""Experiencing Strategic Organizational Behavior.""

  • Building Your Human Capital: A personal assessment instrument included in each chapter helps students to understands their strengths and develop vital organizational behavior skills.

  • The Strategic Lens: Explains the topic of the chapter through the lens of organizational strategy with Critical Thinking Questions designed to help students consider the topic and its effects on an organization.

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