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In addition to facilitating active learning, Organizational Behavior: Key Concepts, Skills and Best Practices meets the needs of those instructors looking for a brief, paperback text for their OB course, who do not want to sacrifice content or pedagogy. This book provides lean and efficient coverage of topics such as diversity in organizations, ethics, and globalization, which are recommended by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Timely chapter-opening vignettes, interactive exercises integrated into each chapter, practical boxes titled “Skills and Best Practices,” four-color presentation, lively writing style, captioned color photos, cartoons, and real-world in-text examples make Organizational Behavior: Key Concepts, Skills and Best Practices the right choice for todays business/management student. The topical flow of this 16-chapter text goes from micro (individuals) to macro (groups, teams, and organizations). Mixing and matching chapters and topics within chapters in various combinations is possible and encouraged to create optimum teaching/learning experiences.

About the Author

Angelo Kinicki is a professor of management at Arizona State University. He received the Instructor of the Year Award for executive Education from the center for executive development in the college of business administration at ASU.Robert Kreitner is a Senior Lecturer in Management at Arizona State university. He is a popular speaker who has addressed a diverse array of audiences worldwide on topics including the 21st century workplace.

Table of Contents

Part One: Managing People in a Global Economy

Chapter One: Needed: People-Centered Managers and Workplaces

Ethics Learning Module: Fines and Jail Time Await Unethical Contractors and U.S. Officials

Chapter Two: Organizational Culture, Socialization, and Mentoring

Chapter Three: Developing Global Managers

Part Two: Managing Individuals

Chapter Four: Understanding Social Perception and Managing Diversity

Chapter Five: Appreciating Individual Differences: Self-Concept, Personality, Attitudes, and Emotions

Chapter Six: Motivation I: Needs, Job Design, and Satisfaction

Chapter Seven: Motivation II: Equity, Expectancy, and Goal Setting

Chapter Eight: Improving Performance with Feedback, Rewards, and Positive Reinforcement

Part Three: Making Decisions and Managing Social Processes

Chapter Nine: Effective Groups and Teamwork

Chapter Ten: Making Decisions

Chapter Eleven: Managing Conflict and Negotiating

Part Four: Managing Organizational Processes

Chapter Twelve: Communicating in the Digital Age

Chapter Thirteen: Influence, Power, and Politics: An Organizational Survival Kit

Chapter Fourteen: Leadership Fourteenrt Five: Managing Evolving Organizations

Chapter Fifteen: Designing Effective Organizations

Chapter Sixteen: Managing Change and Organizational Learning

Product Details

Kinicki, Angelo
Kinicki Angelo
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Kreitner, Robert
Organizational Behavior
Human Resources & Personnel Management
Business Writing
Publication Date:
September 2008
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
9.90x7.90x.70 in. 1.95 lbs.

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