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Essentials of Organizational Behavior - Vantage Learning Platform

Essentials of Organizational Behavior - Vantage Learning Platform
An Evidence-Based Approach

Third Edition

March 2021 | SAGE Publications, Inc
ISBN: 978-1-0718-2041-4

About Essentials of Organizational Behavior, Third Edition

Concise, practical, and research-based, Essentials of Organizational Behavior equips students with the necessary skills to become effective leaders and managers. Best-selling author Terri A. Scandura uses an evidence-based approach to introduce students to models proven to enhance the well-being, motivation, and productivity of people in the workplace.

About Essentials of Organizational Behavior, Third Edition - Vantage Digital Option


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Concise, practical, and research-based, Essentials of Organizational Behavior equips students with the necessary skills to become effective leaders and managers. Best-selling author Terri A. Scandura uses an evidence-based approach to introduce students to models proven to enhance the well-being, motivation, and productivity of people in the workplace. Essentials of Organizational Behavior – Vantage Digital Option, Third Edition delivers trusted content from Scandura's text on Sage Vantage, an intuitive digital platform that offers auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools—including assignable video—all carefully designed to ignite student engagement and drive critical thinking. Built with you and your students in mind, it offers easy course set-up and enables students to better prepare for class. For a personalized demo, please contact your Sage representative. For a personalized demo, please contact your Sage representative.

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Chapter 1: What Is Organizational Behavior?
Chapter 2: Personality and Person–Environment Fit
Chapter 3: Emotions and Moods
Chapter 4: Attitudes and Job Satisfaction
Chapter 5: Perception, Decision Making, and Problem Solving
Chapter 6: Leadership
Chapter 7: Power and Politics
Chapter 8: Motivation: Core Concepts
Chapter 9: Motivation: Applications
Chapter 10: Group Processes and Teams
Chapter 11: Managing Conflict and Negotiation
Chapter 12: Organizational Communication
Chapter 13: Diversity and Cross-Cultural Adjustments
Chapter 14: Organizational Culture
Chapter 15: Leading Change and Stress Management


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LMS cartridge included with this title for use in Blackboard, Canvas, Brightspace by Desire2Learn (D2L), and Moodle

The LMS cartridge makes it easy to import this title’s instructor resources into your learning management system (LMS).These resources include:
  • Test banks
  • Editable chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides
  • Sample course syllabi
  • Lecture notes
  • All tables and figures from the textbook 
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You can still access all of the same online resources for this title via the password-protected Instructor Resource Site.

Previous instructors

That said, the support material - slide deck in particular - was very weak and I had to recreate slides for the entire book. Work on Evidence Based Management is almost a throw away in how the author used.

I will continue to use the book because a) I have invested the time in the slides and b) it is a good book on OB

James Hemsath
Business Administration Dept, University Of Alaska-Anchorage
December 28, 2022
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  • New “What’s #Trending in OB?” and Research in Action boxes keep readers up to date on timely topics such as social media addiction and virtual work teams during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • New Toolkit Activities provide additional opportunities for students to apply the material through team exercises and role-playing.
  • New and updated Case Studies cover current issues in organizational behavior such as “Perspective Taking: Health Versus Wealth During the COVID-19 Pandemic.”
  • Discussion Questions have been added for all Toolkit Activities, Case Studies, and self-assessments.
    An organizing framework helps students understand individual behavior and learn how to influence and motivate others, build relationships, and lead change.
  • An evidence-based approach introduces students to theories, models, and concepts that are validated by research with an emphasis on newer approaches.
  • Chapter-opening scenarios feature research on an interesting real-world problem based on research or practice.
  • Leadership Implications at the end of each chapter help students understand how leaders can use OB concepts to affect positive change at the individual, group, and organizational level.
  • Chapter Toolkits in each chapter include key terms, toolkit activities, a short case study, and self-assessments that allow students to review and apply concepts to master the material.

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