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Organizational Behavior



© 2015 | 560 pages | SAGE Texts

This new textbook discusses all the major topics of organizational behavior emphasizing how individuals, groups, and organizations interact to contribute to organizational success and achievement.

It challenges the readers to develop greater personal, interpersonal, and organizational skills, and utilize these strengths competently in the organizational environment. The book adopts a strengths-based and action-oriented approach while integrating important concepts such as leadership, creativity, and innovation and their role in the global society.

Key Features:

• Focus on understanding and applying concepts to real world scenarios through creative and innovative thinking
• Emphasis on building inner-strength, positive outlook, and improved self-awareness
• Encourages self-learning through Cases, Critical Thinking Questions, Self-Assessment Features
• ‘Global Perspective’ feature in each chapter to illustrate nuances of managing human behavior in a globally integrated society
• Chapter-end ‘Applications for Managers’ section provides additional practical tips demonstrating how concepts are to be implemented in the real-life situations
• Complementary chapters on ‘Fostering Creativity and Innovation’ and ‘Communicating Effectively with Others’ on the companion Web site

 
 
Preface
 
About the Authors
 
I: INTRODUCTION
 
Introduction to Organizational Behavior: History, Trends, and Ethics
 
II: INDIVIDUAL BEHAVIOR AND CHARACTERISTICS
 
Culture and Diversity: Developing a Cultural Mindset
 
Self-Awareness, Personality, Emotions, and Values
 
Perception and Attribution
 
Motivation and Engagement
 
Managing Stress
 
III: GROUP AND TEAM PROCESSES
 
Decision Making
 
Working in Groups and Teams
 
Managing Conflict and Negotiation
 
Leadership: Classic to Contemporary
 
IV: ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT
 
Organizational Power and Politics
 
Organizational Strategy and Structure
 
Organizational Culture and Change
 
Photo Credits
 
Index

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Afsaneh Nahavandi

Afsaneh Nahavandi is Professor and Chair of the Leadership Studies department at the University of San Diego and Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University. Previously, she was Associate Dean of the College of Public Programs and Professor of Public Administration at Arizona State University, as well as the Director of the MBA Program and Professor of Management at Arizona State University West campus. Her teaching and research interests include organizational behavior, leadership, culture and diversity, and ethics. She is author of a top leadership text, The Art and Science of Leadership (6th edition) (2012). She is also the author of... More About Author

Robert B. Denhardt

Robert B. Denhardt is Professor of Public Administration in the Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California. He was previously Regents Professor and Director of the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University. Dr. Denhardt is a past president of the American Society for Public Administration, a nationwide organization of academics and practitioners in the field of public administration at all levels of government. He is also a member of the prestigious National Academy of Public Administration, the field’s equivalent of the National Academy of Science. He was the 2004 recipient of ASPA’s Dwight Waldo... More About Author

Janet V. Denhardt

Janet V. Denhardt is the Chester A. Newland Professor of Public Administration in the Price School at the University of Southern California. Dr. Denhardt is a member of the National Academy of Public Administration. She has published seven books, including The New Public Service, The Dance of Leadership, Organizational Behavior, and Street-Level Leadership, as well as numerous articles in such journals as Public Administration Review, Administration & Society, and the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. Her teaching and research interests focus on organizational behavior, leadership, and governance. More About Author

Maria P. Aristigueta Coons

Maria P. Aristigueta is the president of the American Society for Public Administration, the Charles P. Messick Professor of Public Administration, the Associate Director of the School of Public Policy and Administra­tion, and the Senior Policy Fellow in the Institute of Public Administration at the University of Delaware. Her teaching and research interests are primarily in the areas of public sector management and include performance measurement, strategic planning, and organizational behavior. She has published numerous journal articles, book chapters, and books, including Managing for Results in State Government, Managing Human... More About Author

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