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January 2014 | 568 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This unique text thoroughly explores the topic of organizational behavior using a strengths-based, action-oriented approach with a strong emphasis on creativity, innovation, and the global society. By focusing on the interactions among individuals, groups, and organizations this text illustrates how organizational behavior topics fit together. A unique set of pedagogical features challenge students to develop greater personal, interpersonal, and organizational skills in business environments as well as utilize their own strengths and the strengths of others to achieve organizational commitment and success. 

 
Preface
 
About the Authors
 
PART I INTRODUCTION
 
Chapter 1 Introduction to Organizational Behavior: History, Trends, and Ethics
 
PART II INDIVIDUAL BEHAVIOR AND CHARACTERISTICS
 
Chapter 2 Culture and Diversity: Developing a Cultural Mindset
 
Chapter 3 Self-Awareness, Personality, Emotions, and Values
 
Chapter 4 Perception and Attribution
 
Chapter 5 Motivation and Engagement
 
Chapter 6 Managing Stress
 
Chapter 7 Fostering Creativity and Innovation
 
PART III GROUP AND TEAM PROCESSES
 
Chapter 8 Decision Making
 
Chapter 9 Communicating Effectively With Others
 
Chapter 10 Working in Groups and Teams
 
Chapter 11 Managing Conflict and Negotiation
 
Chapter 12 Leadership: Classic to Contemporary
 
PART IV ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT
 
Chapter 13 Organizational Power and Politics
 
Chapter 14 Organizational Strategy and Structure
 
Chapter 15 Organizational Culture and Change
 
Glossary
 
Photo Credits
 
Author Index
 
Subject Index

Supplements

Instructor Resource Site
Calling all instructors!

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It’s easy to log on to SAGE’s password-protected Instructor Teaching Site at http://edge.sagepub.com/nahavandi for complete and protected access to all text-specific Instructor Resources for Organizational Behavior. Simply provide your institutional information for verification and within 72 hours you’ll be able to use your login information for any SAGE title!

This password-protected site provides instructors with everything they need to prepare and teach their introductory course. The resources on the site are:

  • A Microsoft® Word® test bank, is available containing multiple choice, true/false, and essay questions for each chapter. The test bank provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
  • A Respondus electronic test bank, is available and can be used on PCs. The test bank contains multiple choice, true/false, and essay questions for each chapter and provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding. Respondus is also compatible with many popular learning management systems so you can easily get your test questions into your online course.
  • Editable, chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides offer you complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation for your course. Highlight essential content, features, and artwork from the book.
  • Chapter objectives provide key concepts on a chapter-by-chapter basis to help with preparation for lectures and class discussions.
  • Sample course syllabi for semester and quarter courses provide suggested models for use when creating the syllabi for your courses.
  • Discussion questions help launch classroom conversation by prompting students to enage with the material and by reinforcing important content.
  • Lively and stimulating ideas for class activities that can be used in class to reinforce active learning. The activities apply to individual or group projects.
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to full-text SAGE journal articles which have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter.
  • Reference links pulled directly from SAGE Handbooks and Encyclopedias allow for even more indepth research and reading.
  • Web resources from interesting videos to attention getting audio links engage students’ senses.
  • And more!
Student Study Site
Use the Student Study Site to get the most out of your course!

SAGE edge offers a robust online environment featuring an impressive array of tools and resources for review, study, and further exploration, keeping both instructors and students on the cutting edge of teaching and learning. SAGE edge content is open access and available on demand. Learning and teaching has never been easier!

Our Student Study Site at http://edge.sagepub.com/nahavandi is completely open-access and offers a wide range of additional features, including something no other publisher offers:
  • Mobile-friendly eFlashcards reinforce understanding of key terms and concepts that have been outlined in the chapters.
  • Mobile-friendly web quizzes allow for independent assessment of progress made in learning course material.
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to full-text SAGE journal articles which have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter.
  • Reference links pulled directly from SAGE Handbooks and Encyclopedias allow for even more indepth research and reading.
  • Web resources from interesting videos to attention getting audio links engage students’ senses.
  • And more!

“An organizational behavior text that allows students to be in the ‘driver’s seat,’ learning and applying organizational behavior concepts and topics to real world settings.”

Andrea Smith-Hunter
Siena College

“This textbook seems designed to prepare thoughtful and creative managers who are alert to ethicalnuances and the impact of globalization on organizational decision making.”

Hindy Schachter
New Jersey Institute of Technology

“This text offers a brilliant combination of creativity and innovation, along with real-world illustrations that will equip any student for today’s diverse workforce. Full of case studies, exercises and self-assessments, it is a treasure trove of insights.”

Kenyatta McCurty
Amridge University

“This text and its activities take you on a journey of self-discovery. To contribute to your workplace, to society effectively one needs to first understand who they are before placing judgment on others. Success of organizations today/future will be determined by the good not bad behaviors of its individuals! This text will show you how.”

Serena Brenneman
University of Arkansas

“Organizational Behavior is comprehensive [and] addresses modern OB trends, especially creativity, in a student-centered approach."

Gerald GeRue
Rock Valley College

“ This book provides students with the ability to apply their OB knowledge in order to help prepare them to meet a changing and demanding global environment.”

Dan Morrell
Middle Tennessee State University

Excellent and comprehensive, this book will be our main resource and recommendation towards our students. Clear structure, great illustrations and written in a very understandable way.

Mr Steffen Triebel
Institut of Management and Or, University of Hannover
June 3, 2019

This text has allowed students to learn and develop their own knowledge and understanding in relation to organisational behaviour and apply it to practice. It is clear and concise and provides insight into areas, for example, the decision-making process, which is invaluable to industry practices.

Miss Ella Malton
Department of Health & Social Studies, Grimsby Institute of HE And FE
January 9, 2019

book provides good overview of organizational behaviour
It is detailled, goes into the depth, but is also very practical with case studies, surveys etc

Miss katalien bollen
Dept: Educational Development & Rsrch, Maastricht University
October 26, 2016

A student friendly textbook which provides excellent examples to allow contextualisation of the theory. This is a great approach as it helps students 'put the theory into practice' - with employability so high on the HE agenda this is invaluable.

Miss Kirstine A Collins
Business School (Hamilton), University of the West of Scotland
August 2, 2016
Key features
KEY FEATURES:

  • A focus on creativity and innovation teaches students to develop their ability to think creatively and critically so they can meet the challenges of managing in a rapidly changing and global corporate environment.
  • An emphasis on strengths, positive psychology, and self-awareness illustrates how students can recognize and utilize their own strengths as well as the strengths of others to achieve organizational commitment and success.  
  • A global perspective highlights how managing human behavior in our complex, interconnected global society requires managers to develop a cultural mindset and effectively respond to change.
  • Applications for Managers provide practical tips for applying OB concepts in the real world.
  • Self-assessments, cases, exercises, and critical thinking features enable students to apply content and practices to develop necessary skills to succeed in current organizations.

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 4

Chapter 7

Chapter 11


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