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Cases in Organizational Behavior

Cases in Organizational Behavior

First Edition

July 2005 | 312 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The Ivey Casebook Series is a co-publishing partnership between SAGE Publications and the Richard Ivey School of Business at The University of Western Ontario. Due to their popularity in more than 60 countries, approximately 200 new cases are added to the Ivey School of Business library each year.

Each of the casebooks comes equipped with instructor's resources on CD-ROM. These affordable collections will not only help students connect to real-world situations, but will benefit corporations seeking continued education in the field as well.  

Cases in Organizational Behavior has been designed to help readers develop an understanding of, and appreciation for, the various challenges, dilemmas, and constraints that decision makers face in real organizational settings. The cases are made up of actual events and address globalization, managing a diverse workforce, motivation, and leadership. Together, these cases provide students with the opportunity to practice and hone analytical skills, decision making skills, application skills, planning skills, and oral communication skills. The instructor's resources on CD-ROM includes detailed 6-10 page casenotes for each case, preparation questions for students to review before class, discussion questions, and suggested further readings.   

The casebook is divided into four chapters:
  • Building Effective Organizations
  • Leading People
  • Team Management
  • Change Management  

Cases in Organizational Behavior can be used as a core text in courses that require the structure of a text. This book of cases can also be used to apply the principles in business and management courses, as well as in psychology courses.                    

The IVEY Casebook Series
Cases in Business Ethics
Cases in Entrepreneurship
Cases in Gender & Diversity in Organizations
Cases in Operations Management
Cases in Organizational Behavior
Cases in the Environment of Business
Cases in Alliance Management
Mergers and Acquisitions: Text and Cases

Paul W. Beamish
Introduction to the Ivey Casebook Series
1. Building Effective Organizations
Trojan Technologies Inc.: Organizational Structuring for Growth and Customer Service

Blinds To Go: Staffing Retail Expansion

Five Star Beer - Pay for Performance

Jinjian Garment Factory: Motivating Go-Slow Workers

S-S Technologies Inc. (Compensation) A Dynamic Culture

WestJet Airlines (A): The Culture That Breeds a Passion to Succeed

2. Leading People
Coaching for Exceptional Performance Workshop

Martin Brass Company (A) Tom Fuller, Vice-President, Manufacturing

Intel in China

Chuck MacKinnon

Elise Smart

Macintosh Financial: Sexual Harassment (A)

3. Team Management
Hazelton International

An International Project Manager's Day (A)

eProcure - The Project (A)

Spar Applied Systems (A)

Richard Ivey School of Business - The LEADER Project (A)

Richard Ivey School of Business - The LEADER Project - Kiev Site (B)

Antar Automobile Company - Part I: The Automation Project

The Leo Burnett Company Ltd.: Virtual Team Management

4. Change Management
Cushy Armchair

Crafting a Vision at Daimler-Chrysler

ABB Poland

China-Canada Lean Swine Project - Changing Local Habits

Salco (China)

Deloitte & Touche: Integrating Arthur Andersen

PETA's "Kentucky Fried Cruelty, Inc." Campaign

Maple Leaf Foods (A): Leading Six Sigma Change

Black & Decker-Eastern Hemisphere and the ADP Initiative (A)

Sandalias Finas de Cuernavaca, S.A.: Total Quality Management (A)

Victoria Hospital Redesign Initiative

About the Editor

An excellent text which provides realistic case studies to help students appreciate the complexity of any organisation.

Dr Michael David Hall
School of Education, University of Nottingham - Malaysia
January 21, 2020

Useful and interesting text. Not just for organisational behavior but for a broader set of business and management topic areas. The text provides a number of engaging case studies, which are useful in giving life to the relevant theory.

Mr Paul Cowley
Business School, University of Bolton
November 3, 2015

Readability - Relevance

Ms Janet Nelson
Business Administration Dept, Univ Of So Maine-Portland
November 20, 2015

Although these cases were good, I did not feel they would engage undergraduates who are just learning about OB. There needs to be companies they recognize and can relate to.

Professor Pam Van Dyke
Cox, School of Business, Southern Methodist University
March 5, 2014

Cases haven't lent themselves to a critical management perspective.

Mr Nicholas Snowden
The York Management School, York University
November 10, 2013

cumulative cost of books for this course

School Of Business, Mount Olive College
August 21, 2013

Did not mesh well with the text. Cases were not well organized into sections either.

Dr Jennifer Griffith
Management Dept, University of Central Oklahoma
March 6, 2012

The current text book I'm using, Colquitt, Lepine, Wesson, provides case studies and videos for use in the class.

Dr Bruce Gillies
Business Administration, California Lutheran University
February 22, 2012