Organizational Psychology: Foundations and Applications by Robert Lawson

Organizational Psychology: Foundations and Applications

byRobert Lawson, Zheng Shen

Hardcover | July 1, 1997

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Organizational Psychology provides an overarching framework for understanding, managing, and working with and within global organizations. The text develops and emphasizes a transcultural approach to the study of organizational psychology and promotes the understanding of a wide variety ofpeople within different organizations by identifying both the common features and those which make people, groups, and organizations unique. The text emphasizes the need to balance the forces of the global market place with the concomitant forces and mandates of the local environment in which theorganization is a community member. The text presents user friendly methods for studying organizations, and analyzes eight key organizational processes applicable to all global organizations, and discusses the theory, empirical data, and applied strategies for each. The processes include organizational culture; work force diversity; group dynamics; individual and organizational motivation; leadership, power, and politics; decision making; conflict and negotiation; individual development; and organizational development. Each chapter begins with an introductionand learning objectives, then presents a theoretical framework for each major topic, including related empirical findings and specific applied interventions for a variety of organizational situations. Organizational Psychology is informative, engaging, and the content is highly applicable to allreal life organizational situations and problems. The text is ideal for undergraduates and graduate courses in organizational psychology, and serves as an excellent companion to a variety of specialized periodical readings. Given its global scope, it will be of interest to psychology, business,sociology, and political science students and practitioners seeking an enhanced understanding of both the global marketplace and global organizations.

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Robert Lawson is at University of Vermont. Zheng Shen is at Peking University.
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Title:Organizational Psychology: Foundations and ApplicationsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.41 × 7.25 × 0.98 inPublished:July 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

PrefaceSECTION 1 -- People1. An Introduction to Organizational Psychology2. Nature of Organizations and Methods of Study3. Organizational Culture4. Work Force DiversitySECTION II -- Processes5. Group Dynamics6. Individual and Organizational Motivation7. Leadership, Power, and Politics8. Decision Making9. Conflict and NegotiationSECTION III -- Adaptation10. Individual Change11. Organizational Change12. SummaryName IndexSubject Index

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"An excellent book: not too lengthy yet covers all topics thoroughly; very well written." --Patricia A. Johnson, Cumberland College