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Organizational behavior : concepts, controversies, applications / Stephen P. Robbins

Main Author Robbins, Stephen P., 1943- Country Estados Unidos. Edition 8th ed Publication Upper Saddle River : Prentice-Hall, cop. 1998 Description [821] p., pag. var. : il. ; 26 cm + 1 CD-Rom ISBN 0-13-896192-1
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CDU 658.3
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Covering such topics as individual behaviour and organization structure, this work includes a free CD-ROM containing the full text, custom video cases and an Internet connection to the book-specific Web site.

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  • Each Chapter Ends with "Summary and Implications for Managers"
  • I Introduction
  • 1 What Is Organizational Behavior? What Managers Do
  • Enter Organizational Behavior
  • OB in the News-Building People Skills through an Executive Coach
  • Replacing Intuition with Systematic Study
  • Challenges and Opportunities for OB
  • Contributing Disciplines to the OB Field
  • There Are Few Absolutes in OB
  • There Are Few Absolutes in OB
  • Coming Attraction: Developing an OB Model
  • II The Individual
  • 2 Foundations of Individual Behavior
  • Biographical Characteristics
  • Ability
  • OB in the News: The Bell Curve Evidence
  • Personality
  • Learning
  • 3 Perception and Individual Decision Making
  • What Is Perception and Why Is It Important? Factors Influencing Perception
  • Person Perception: Making Judgments about Others
  • OB in the News Managers Explain What Has Helped and Hindered Their Advancement
  • The Link between Perception and Individual Decision Making
  • How Should Decisions Be Made? Improving Creativity in Decision Making
  • OB in the News- Creativity Killers
  • How Are Decisions Actually Made in Organizations? What About Ethic in Decision-Making?
  • 4 Values, Attitudes, and Job Satisfaction
  • Values
  • OB in the News: Ford Uses Generational "Value Groups" to Help Develop Cars
  • Attitudes
  • Job Satisfaction
  • 5 Basic Motivation Concepts
  • What Is Motivation? Early Theories of Motivation
  • Contemporary Theories of Motivation
  • Integrating Contemporary Theories of Motivation
  • Caveat Emptor: Motivation Theories Are Culture-Bound
  • 6 Motivation: From Concepts To Applications
  • Management By Objectives
  • Employee Recognition Programs
  • Employee Involvement Programs
  • Variable Pay Programs
  • Skill-Based Pay Plans
  • Flexible Benefits
  • Special Issues in Motivation
  • III The Group
  • 7 Foundations Of Group Behavior
  • Defining and Classifying Groups
  • Stages of Group Development
  • Sociometry: Analyzing Group Interaction
  • Toward Explaining Work Group Behavior
  • External Condition Imposed on the Group
  • Group Member Resources
  • Group Structure
  • Group Processes
  • Group Tasks
  • Group Decision Making
  • 8 Understanding Work Teams
  • Why Have Teams Become So Popular? OB in the News: Teamwork in the Oil Fields
  • Teams vs Groups: What''s the Difference? Types Of Teams
  • Linking Teams and Group Concepts: Towards Creating High-Performance Teams
  • Turning Individuals into Team Players
  • Contemporary Issues in Managing Teams
  • 9 Communication
  • Functions Of Communication
  • The Communication Process
  • Communication Fundamentals
  • In Practice: Effective Employee Communication in Leading Companies Undergoing Dramatic Changes
  • Current Issues in Communication
  • 10 Leadership
  • What Is Leadership? Transition in Leadership Theories
  • Trait Theories
  • Behavioral Theories
  • Contingency Theories
  • Looking for Common Ground: What Does It All Mean? The Most Recent Approaches to Leadership
  • Contemporary Issues in Leadership
  • 11 Power and Politics
  • A Definition of Power
  • Contrasting Leadership and Power
  • Bases of Power
  • Dependency: The Key to Power
  • Identifying Where the Power Is
  • Power Tactics
  • Power in Groups: Coalitions
  • Sexual Harassment: Unequal Power in the Workplace
  • Politics: Power in Action
  • 12 Conflict, Negotiation, and Intergroup Behavior
  • A Definition of Conflict
  • Transitions in Conflict Thought
  • Functional vs
  • Dysfunctional Conflict
  • The Conflict Process
  • OB in the News- Spectrum Associates Purposely Builds Conflict into Its Structure
  • Negotiation
  • Intergroup Relations
  • IV The Organization System
  • 13 Foundations of Organization Structure
  • What Is Organizational Structure? Common Organizational Designs
  • OB in the News-Johnson & Johnson: It''s Really 160 Companies! New Design Options
  • Why Do Structures Differ? Organizational Designs and Employee Behavior
  • 14 Work Design
  • Conceptual Frameworks for Analyzing Work Tasks
  • Technology and New Work Designs
  • Physical Working Conditions and Workspace Design
  • Work Redesign Options
  • Work Schedule Options
  • OB in the News: The Growing Popularity of Alternative Work Schedules
  • 15 Human Resource Policies and Practices
  • Selection Practices
  • Training and Development Programs
  • Performance Evaluation
  • OB in the News- Employees Dislike Reviews, Even When They''re Favorable
  • The Union-Management Interface
  • International Human Resource Practices: Selected Issues
  • Managing Diversity in Organizations
  • 16 Organizational Culture
  • Institutionalization: A Forerunner of Culture
  • What Is Organizational Culture? What Does Culture Do? Creating and Sustaining Culture
  • How Employees Learn Culture
  • V Organizational Dynamics
  • 17 Organizational Change and Stress Management
  • Forces for Change
  • Managing Planned Change
  • What Can Change Agents Change? Resistance to Change
  • Approaches to Managing Organizational Change
  • Contemporary Change Issues for Today''s Managers
  • OB in the News- The U.S
  • Army Is Becoming a Learning Organization
  • Work Stress and Its Management
  • Appendix A The Historical Evolution of Organizational Behavior
  • Appendix B Research in Organizational Behavior
  • Appendix C Scoring Keys for "Learning about Yourself" Exercises
  • Appendix D Part Ending Videocases: The Knitting Factory
  • End Notes E-1
  • Illustration Credits
  • Name Index
  • Organization Index
  • Glindex (Glossary and Index)

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