Organizational Behaviour by Daniel KingOrganizational Behaviour by Daniel King

Organizational Behaviour

byDaniel King, Scott Lawley

Paperback | May 24, 2016

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Organizational behaviour affects all of us, every single day. But do your students struggle to see the subject's relevance? Do they have difficulty going beyond its most commonplace theories? Do they wonder how it will help them in their future career? Then take a step into the lobby of Junction Hotel! We follow the experiences of its managers and employees as a new consortium tries to rebuild the success of a once-great establishment that has fallen on hard times. This fictional running case study helps students see how theory translates intopractice in a familiar setting. For example, what kind of leadership styles do the new management team use? Are personality tests any use for hiring new staff for the gym? How do the staff on the receiving end of various management techniques feel and react? Follow the management dilemmas faced, andthe techniques employed with varying rates of success, by a wide range of characters. The running case is interwoven throughout the book, encouraging students to make links between the different topic areas and gain a holistic view of organizational behaviour. The book covers all the core topics found on undergraduate modules, while also going a step further to consider alternative approaches and compare them with mainstream theories. Students are encouraged to develop a critical mindset and think about the context of the theories they come across and thevalues embedded within them. A wealth of real-life case studies, including those drawn from the public and not-for-profit sectors, bring the subject to life.Innovative on-page learning features link study and employability skills to the topics being discussed so students can apply theories from the book directly to their own lives and future careers. Interviews with students, employees and business leaders are included online, and show just how relevantorganizational behaviour is to people's everyday lives. The real-life examples in the second edition have been augmented with new international and European examples in every chapter, and the book's Online Resource Centre now features seminar and group activities and a lecturer guide to help lecturers make full and effective use of the book and onlinematerial in their teaching. A unique, lively package makes this core reading for all business students taking an introductory module in organizational behaviour. An Online Resource Centre accompanies the textbook and includes: For students:* Test your understanding with multiple choice questions.* Find out more about key theories.* View video interviews with with business leaders and employees* Connect to relevant organization sits using chapter-by-chapter web links.* View the Junction Hotel Organizational Chart and Culture report.* Access a regularly updated author blog. For registered adopters:* VLE content* Customise ready-made test bank questions for exams and assignments.* Adapt PowerPoint slides as a basis for lecture presentations, or use as handouts in class.* Access seminar plans for instructors.* View the Junction Hotel Culture report.* Access a user guide to seminar and lecture material (NEW)* Guide class debate with seminar activities relating to the book. (NEW)
Daniel King is a Senior Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University in the Division of Human Resource Management. Scott Lawley is a Senior Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University in the Division of Human Resource Management.
Title:Organizational BehaviourFormat:PaperbackDimensions:704 pages, 10.43 × 7.68 × 0.03 inPublished:May 24, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198724020

ISBN - 13:9780198724025

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Table of Contents

1. Introducing Organizational BehaviourPart One: The Rational Organization2. Rational organizational design and bureaucracy3. Rational work design4. Rationalization in contemporary organizationsPart Two: The Social Organization5. Discovering the social organization6. Managing groups and teams7. Organizational culturePart Three: Managing the Individual8. Personality and individual differences9. Motivation and the meaning of work10. Knowledge and learningPart Four: Managing the Organization11. Changing the organization12. Leadership13. Power and politics in organizationsPart Five: Contemporary Trends14. Information, communication and technology15. Globalization16. The service and leisure economies17. Corporate social responsibility, sustainability, and business ethics18. Conclusion

Editorial Reviews

"A good introductory level OB book which has a good coverage of OB and Management topics but is presented in a clear way to give the students an understanding of the key topics whilst also introducing them to critical perspectives and wider social/political issues." --Teresa Oultram, Keele University