Sage Publications India Pvt Ltd.

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9789351501855

ISBN-10 935150185X


Number of Pages 560 Pages
Language (English)

Business & management

This new textbook discusses all the major topics of organizational behavior emphasizing how individuals, groups and organizations interact to contribute to organizational success and achievement.
It 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 behavior 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
Complementary chapters on Fostering Creativity and Innovation and Communicating Effectively with Others on the companion Web site.

About the Author

Afsaneh Nahavandi is Professor and Chair of the Leadership Studies department at the University of San Diego and Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University. Previously, she was Associate Dean of the College of Public Programs and Professor of Public Administration at Arizona State University, as well as the Director of the MBA Program and Professor of Management at Arizona State University West campus. Her teaching and research interests include organizational behavior, leadership, culture and diversity and ethics. She is author of a top leadership text, The Art and Science of Leadership (6th edition) (2012). She is also the author of numerous journal articles and other works, including Ancient Leadership Wisdom (2012), Organizational Behavior: The Person-Organization Fit (1999) and Organizational Culture in the Management of Mergers (1993).
Robert B. Denhardt is Professor and Director of Leadership Programs in the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California, Regents Professor Emeritus in the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University and Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the University of Delaware. Dr. Denhardt is a past president of the American Society for Public Administration and a member of the National Academy of Public Administration. Dr. Denhardt has published 22 books, including Managing Human Behavior in Public and Nonprofit Organizations, The Dance of Leadership, Theories of Public Organization, Public Administration: An Action Orientation, In the Shadow of Organization and The Pursuit of Significance.
Janet V. Denhardt is the Chester A. Newland Professor of Public Administration and Director of the Price School Sacramento in the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California. She is a member of the National Academy of Public Administration and her teaching and research interests focus on organization theory, organizational behavior and leadership. She has authored numerous books including Managing Human Behavior in Public and Nonprofit Organizations, The Dance of Leadership, The New Public Service and Street-Level Leadership: Discretion and Legitimacy in Front-Line Public Service. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Southern California, Dr. Denhardt taught at Arizona State University and at Eastern Washington University and she has served in a variety of administrative and consulting positions.
Maria P. Aristigueta is the Charles P. Messick Professor, Director of the School of Public Policy and Administration and 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, civil society and organizational behavior. She is a coauthor of Managing Human Behavior in Public and Nonprofit Organizations (3rd edition), author of Managing for Results in State Government and Managing Behavior in Public and Non-Profit Organizations and coeditor of the International Handbook of Practice-Based Performance Management.
Table of contents :-
About the Authors

I: Introduction
Introduction to Organizational Behavior - History, Trends and Ethics

II: Individual Behavior and Characteristics
Culture and Diversity - Developing a Cultural Mindset
Self - Awareness, Personality, Emotions and Values
Perception and Attribution
Motivation and Engagement
Managing Stress

III: Group and Team Processes
Decision Making
Working in Groups and Teams
Managing Conflict and Negotiation
Leadership - Classic to Contemporary

IV: Organizational Context
Organizational Power and Politics
Organizational Strategy and Structure
Organizational Culture and Change

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