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Organizational Behavior

Organizational Behavior

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Organizational Behavior

July 2020 | 552 pages | SAGE South Asia
Students of MBA and PGDBM will find this book useful. It is also useful to attendees of Executive and Management Development Programs.

The updated edition of the book discusses all the major topics of organizational behavior and 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 behaviour 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

• The updated edition includes chapters on ‘Fostering Creativity and Innovation’ and ‘Communicating Effectively with Others’
Introduction to Organizational Behavior: History, Trends, and Ethics
Culture and Diversity: Developing a Cultural Mindset
Self-Awareness, Personality, Emotions, and Values
Perception and Attribution
Motivation and Engagement
Managing Stress
Decision Making
Working in Groups and Teams
Managing Conflict and Negotiation
Leadership: Classic to Contemporary
Organizational Power and Politics
Organizational Strategy and Structure
Organizational Culture and Change
Fostering Creativity and Innovation
Communicating Effectively with Others
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Afsaneh Nahavandi

Afsaneh Nahavandi is professor of Management at the University of San Diego and Professor Emerita at Arizona State University. Prior to coming to USD in 2013, she taught at Arizona State University Business School and in the School of Public Administration. While at ASU she was director of the MBA program at ASU’s West campus, director of University College, associate dean of University College and of the College of Public Programs. Prior to joining ASU, she was an assistant professor of Human Resources Management at Northeastern University in Boston.   Most recently, she served as Chair of the Department of Leadership Studies at... 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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ISBN: 9789353884802