ISBN 9781259097232,Organizations: Behavior, Structure, Processes

Organizations: Behavior, Structure, Processes



Tata McGraw - Hill Education

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9781259097232

ISBN-10 1259097234


Edition 14th
Number of Pages 640 Pages
Language (English)

Budgeting & financial management

The fourteenth edition of the award-winning Organizations: Behavior, Structure, Processes is based on the idea that managing people, structure and processes in organizations is a challenging, compelling and crucial set of tasks. This book illustrates how organizational behavior theory leads to research and how both theory and research provide the basic foundation for practical applications in business, hospitals, educational institutions, government agencies and other organizations. Readers are given the opportunity to look inside these organizations and to develop their own perspective and skills for managing organizational behavior. Features: A new feature, OB and Your Career, helps students apply the concepts of this book to their careers. A sample of topics include, finding a job that fits with personality and work style, staying motivated after a layoff, being more efficient with time at work and acquiring international business experience without relocating. Hundreds of new real-world situations, companies and applied examples illustrate how OB theory and research can be applied to actual work settings. Each year organizations become more involved in global business, global joint ventures and global negotiations. This edition pays particular attention to global and ethical business issues in each chapter. Diversity management and issues such as the changing nature of employees in the workplace and generational differences between Gen Y, Gen X and Baby Boomers are presented, debated and analyzed throughout the text. Greater emphasis on teams, group dynamics, group decision making, leadership and managing change has been added. Updated coverage of current issues, including managing layoffs and the survivors of layoffs, MBA oath of managerial ethics, cultural diversity, workplace spirituality, competitiveness, globalization, offshoring, empowerment, mentoring, organizational learning, organizational justice, performance-based rewards, managing information technology, virtual organizations, strategic decision making, innovation, flexible organizational and job design, contingency theory, ethical decision making, sexual harassment, politics and change, communication skills, feedback, entrepreneurship and motivation. Opening vignettes begin each chapter with real-world situations that managers of behavior, structure and processes face every day. "Take it to the Net" exercises require students to perform a specific assignment on the Internet. Each assignment is associated with a theory, research finding, application or topic in the particular chapter and assists students in their comprehension. The clear, understandable writing style makes complex research easy for students to understand and comprehend.