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Organizational Behavior



January 2014 | 568 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This unique text thoroughly explores the topic of organizational behavior using a strengths-based, action-oriented approach with a strong emphasis on creativity, innovation, and the global society. By focusing on the interactions among individuals, groups, and organizations this text illustrates how organizational behavior topics fit together. A unique set of pedagogical features challenge students to develop greater personal, interpersonal, and organizational skills in business environments as well as utilize their own strengths and the strengths of others to achieve organizational commitment and success. 

 
Preface
 
About the Authors
 
PART I INTRODUCTION
 
Chapter 1 Introduction to Organizational Behavior: History, Trends, and Ethics
 
PART II INDIVIDUAL BEHAVIOR AND CHARACTERISTICS
 
Chapter 2 Culture and Diversity: Developing a Cultural Mindset
 
Chapter 3 Self-Awareness, Personality, Emotions, and Values
 
Chapter 4 Perception and Attribution
 
Chapter 5 Motivation and Engagement
 
Chapter 6 Managing Stress
 
Chapter 7 Fostering Creativity and Innovation
 
PART III GROUP AND TEAM PROCESSES
 
Chapter 8 Decision Making
 
Chapter 9 Communicating Effectively With Others
 
Chapter 10 Working in Groups and Teams
 
Chapter 11 Managing Conflict and Negotiation
 
Chapter 12 Leadership: Classic to Contemporary
 
PART IV ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT
 
Chapter 13 Organizational Power and Politics
 
Chapter 14 Organizational Strategy and Structure
 
Chapter 15 Organizational Culture and Change
 
Glossary
 
Photo Credits
 
Author Index
 
Subject Index

Supplements

Instructor Resource Site
Calling all instructors!

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It’s easy to log on to SAGE’s password-protected Instructor Teaching Site at http://edge.sagepub.com/nahavandi for complete and protected access to all text-specific Instructor Resources for Organizational Behavior. Simply provide your institutional information for verification and within 72 hours you’ll be able to use your login information for any SAGE title!

This password-protected site provides instructors with everything they need to prepare and teach their introductory course. The resources on the site are:

  • A Microsoft® Word® test bank, is available containing multiple choice, true/false, and essay questions for each chapter. The test bank provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
  • A Respondus electronic test bank, is available and can be used on PCs. The test bank contains multiple choice, true/false, and essay questions for each chapter and provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding. Respondus is also compatible with many popular learning management systems so you can easily get your test questions into your online course.
  • Editable, chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides offer you complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation for your course. Highlight essential content, features, and artwork from the book.
  • Chapter objectives provide key concepts on a chapter-by-chapter basis to help with preparation for lectures and class discussions.
  • Sample course syllabi for semester and quarter courses provide suggested models for use when creating the syllabi for your courses.
  • Discussion questions help launch classroom conversation by prompting students to enage with the material and by reinforcing important content.
  • Lively and stimulating ideas for class activities that can be used in class to reinforce active learning. The activities apply to individual or group projects.
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to full-text SAGE journal articles which have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter.
  • Reference links pulled directly from SAGE Handbooks and Encyclopedias allow for even more indepth research and reading.
  • Web resources from interesting videos to attention getting audio links engage students’ senses.
  • And more!
Student Study Site
Use the Student Study Site to get the most out of your course!

SAGE edge offers a robust online environment featuring an impressive array of tools and resources for review, study, and further exploration, keeping both instructors and students on the cutting edge of teaching and learning. SAGE edge content is open access and available on demand. Learning and teaching has never been easier!

Our Student Study Site at http://edge.sagepub.com/nahavandi is completely open-access and offers a wide range of additional features, including something no other publisher offers:
  • Mobile-friendly eFlashcards reinforce understanding of key terms and concepts that have been outlined in the chapters.
  • Mobile-friendly web quizzes allow for independent assessment of progress made in learning course material.
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to full-text SAGE journal articles which have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter.
  • Reference links pulled directly from SAGE Handbooks and Encyclopedias allow for even more indepth research and reading.
  • Web resources from interesting videos to attention getting audio links engage students’ senses.
  • And more!

The text is now written more for undergraduates and business students compared to prior versions that were appropriate for MPA students.

Dr Jaclyn Piatak
Political Science Dept, Univ Of N Carolina-Charlotte
January 22, 2015

This text is the most logical in progression and most student focused text in the market.
Bravo!

Professor Peg Wimmer
Sociology, Ferrum College
January 7, 2015

As my students are at a masters level; and the book is aimed at UG level students, I will use this book as a supplement for my lectures and seminars for group activities and discussions.

Miss Ola Biernat
Human Resources and Org Behavior, Bournemouth University
October 27, 2014

An easy to read and good 'dip into' book covering a broad range of topics. Provides a good starting point for the students.

Mrs Marie Dey
School of Education, Social Work & Community Education, Dundee Univ.
September 16, 2014

This book is able to give a complete notion of what organizational behavior is as well as all of its ramifications and areas of application. It has a very flexible and simple approach, being enhanced by previously prepared exercises for students that are very well constructed.
Finally, I enjoyed the fact that part of its organization is through a list of key terms, which is quite useful to navigate in the book.

Professor Célia Tavares
GAIE, Instituto Superior de Contabilidade e Administração do Porto
August 24, 2014

I will use this book first time as a recommended text for my lecture on "Managing Organizational Change" at Bilgi University (Laureta International Universities) this year.

I will also use the same book for MA in Organizational Psychology in Psychology Department this year.

I hope this book will make a great contribution to understand and analyze the organizational behavior.

Thank you SAGE and Nahavandi.

Mr Ayhan ARTAR
Department Of Management, Istanbul Bilgi Univ.
July 17, 2014

Very interesting information, American focus but still worth reviewing for content towards students learning.

Mr Alan Searle
Psychology , Grimsby Institute of He & Fe
July 11, 2014

An excellent introductory text. Clearly defined and well structured book, which simplifies much of the organisational behaviour. This book provides a concise and readable introduction to the complexities of organisational behaviour. Dealing with all of the key features, it takes each in turn and introduces and develops them in an easy-to-follow and step-by-step approach. It covers the familiar features of organisation behaviour, organisational context, leadership, motivation and culture and diversity, in a fresh and direct point of view, and deals extensively with the great impact of technological and social changes of working life. The pros will obviously be the usage of the much simpler and average vocabulary in the context. Secondly, the examples used in the case studies are easy to understand as well. I will definitely recommend this book to any students studying business, human resource management and any related courses which relates to Organisational Behaviour at any level, in the higher education curriculum. This book provides an excellent read for students studying OB and provides opportunities to stretch and develop those with enquiring minds.

Dr Never Muskwe
Dept of Human Resource & Marketing Mgt, Portsmouth Univ.
July 9, 2014

An excellent book with easy to read chapters, shall recommend to students

Miss Marie Robbins
Department of Health & Social Studies, Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education
June 24, 2014

Well written and delivers on content that complements Graduate learning

Mr Phillip Bowen
Northampton Business School, Northampton Univ.
June 23, 2014
Key features
KEY FEATURES:

  • A focus on creativity and innovation teaches students to develop their ability to think creatively and critically so they can meet the challenges of managing in a rapidly changing and global corporate environment.
  • An emphasis on strengths, positive psychology, and self-awareness illustrates how students can recognize and utilize their own strengths as well as the strengths of others to achieve organizational commitment and success.  
  • A global perspective highlights how managing human behavior in our complex, interconnected global society requires managers to develop a cultural mindset and effectively respond to change.
  • Applications for Managers provide practical tips for applying OB concepts in the real world.
  • Self-assessments, cases, exercises, and critical thinking features enable students to apply content and practices to develop necessary skills to succeed in current organizations.

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Chapter 7

Chapter 11


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