Organizational Behaviour and Work: A Critical Introduction

Paperback | January 12, 2013

byFiona M. Wilson

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This enlightening, introductory textbook will help you to understand the complexities of organizational life, by encouraging you to look with a critical eye at modern business practices and to engage with what you see. The fourth edition of Organizational Behaviour and Work takes the reader through from critical perspectives on classic organizational behaviour topics to the core of the critical approaches, including power, resistance, and alternative forms of organization. The book also includes enhanced pedagogy,ensuring that the text is highly accessible, assuming no knowledge on the part of the reader. The range of themes and topics explored provides a rich picture of the realities of organizational life, and of the varied contributions that make up the study of organizational behaviour. This book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre that includes:For students:* Glossary* Web links * Critical thinking exercisesFor lecturers:* PowerPoint slides* Questions for research and discussion* Additional case studies * Group exercises

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This enlightening, introductory textbook will help you to understand the complexities of organizational life, by encouraging you to look with a critical eye at modern business practices and to engage with what you see. The fourth edition of Organizational Behaviour and Work takes the reader through from critical perspectives on classic...

Fiona M. Wilson is Professor of Organizational Behaviour at the University of Glasgow. Prior to this, she was Senior Lecturer in Organizational Behaviour at the University of St Andrews.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:424 pages, 10.43 × 7.68 × 0.01 inPublished:January 12, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199645981

ISBN - 13:9780199645985

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Table of Contents

Approaching Management Critically1. Setting the Scene2. Employees' Views of Work3. Managerial Views of Work4. The Rationality of Management5. Sexuality, Sex Typing, and GenderClassic Organizational Behaviour and the Critique6. Motivation7. Leadership8. Perception9. Personality10. Organizational Learning11. Culture12. Teams and Teamworking13. Structure14. All Change?The Core of Critical Approaches15. Managerial Power and Control16. Organizational Misbehaviour17. Voluntary and Alternative Organizations18. Health, Well-being, Emotion, and Stress

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"Trying to be critical while introducing a new area to students is difficult. I think this book pulls it off with a fresh and engaging approach." --Dr Sarah Hurlow, Lecturer in Organisation Theory, Cardiff Business School