Synopses & Reviews
Bring organizational behavior to life with the most unique approach available today: Hellriegel and Slocum's ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR, Twelfth Edition. In the updated twelfth edition, students master seven core competencies to gain a holistic understanding of management in today's business world. A combination of classic theory, contemporary research, and emerging trends, the seven managerial competencies--managing self, communication, diversity, ethics, across cultures, teams, and change--focus on developing fundamental OB concepts. Each competency is further examined with real-world cases and interactive critical-thinking exercises that show students how today's organizations use these concepts to lead more effectively and successfully. Students complete the course with the foundation necessary to become the high performance managers of tomorrow. With decades of combined research, teaching, and consulting experience, Don Hellriegel (Texas A&M University) and John W. Slocum, Jr., (Southern Methodist University) provide a uniquely accessible and highly effective introduction to organizational behavior that helps students make the connection between OB theory and contemporary practice.
ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR, 11th edition presents classic and emerging organizational behavior trends and research, making the subject both accessible and meaningful for students. To make the connection between theory and practice, the authors include timely examples, exercises, and high-interest cases. To help students focus and understand the importance of organizational behavior, the authors introduce seven managerial competencies that are essential to being an effective leader or member of an organization. These competencies are introduced early and woven throughout in special features, exercises, and an interactive self-assessment tool.
Tired of theory? Ready for the real world? Learn what it takes to be a high performance manager in business today with the twelfth edition of Hellriegel and Slocum's ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR. Master seven core competencies--managing self, managing communication, managing diversity, managing ethics, managing across cultures, managing teams, and managing change--through real-world case studies and interactive critical thinking. Each core competency was developed through a combination of classic OB theory, contemporary research, and emerging trends so you benefit from the most useful connection between theory and practice. The twelfth edition contains updated real-world cases, examples, and critical-thinking exercises to reflect the most current managerial thinking in today's business world. With Hellriegel and Slocum, build the foundation you need to become a successful business leader.
About the Author
Don Hellriegel is Emeritus Professor of Management in the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. Dr. Hellriegel joined the faculty at Texas A&M in 1975. He has also taught at the Pennsylvania State University and the University of Colorado. He received his B.S. and M.B.A. from Kent State University and his Ph.D. from the University of Washington. His research interests include organizational behavior, the effects of organizational environments, managerial cognitive styles, and organizational innovation and strategic management processes. His research has been published in a number of leading journals. Dr. Hellriegel served as Vice President and Program Chair of the Academy of Management, President Elect, President, and Past President. He has also served a three-year term as Dean of the Fellows Group of the Academy of Management. He has also been Editor of the Academy of Management Review and served on the Board of Governors of the Academy of Management. Dr. Hellriegel has performed many other leadership roles, including President, Eastern Academy of Management; Division Chair, Organization and Management Theory Division; President, Brazos County United Way; Co-Consulting Editor, West Series in Management, Head, Department of Management (TAMU); Interim Dean, Executive Associate Dean, Mays School of Business (TAMU); and Interim Executive Vice Chancellor (TAMUS). Dr. Hellriegel has consulted with a variety of groups and organizations, including 3DI, Sun Ship Building, Penn Mutual Life Insurance, Texas A&M University System, Ministry of Industry and Commerce for the nation of Kuwait, Ministry of Agriculture for the Dominican Republic, AACSB, and Texas Innovation Group. John W. Slocum, Jr. is an Emeritus Professor in the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. He has taught at the University of Washington, Penn State, Ohio State, International University of Japan, and the Amos Tuck School of Dartmouth College. Dr. Slocum has been awarded the Alumni Citation for Professional Accomplishment by Westminster College and the Nicolas Salgo, Rotunda, and Executive MBA Outstanding Teaching Awards at SMU. He holds a B.B.A. from Westminster College, a M.B.A. from Kent State, and a Ph.D. in organizational behavior from the University of Washington. He is Past President of the Eastern Academy of Management, the 39th President of the Academy of Management and Editor of the Academy of Management Journal. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Management, Decision Science Institute, and the Pan-Pacific Institute. He serves as co-editor of the Journal of World Business and the Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies and Associate Editor of Organizational Dynamics. Dr. Slocum has consulted for organizations including ARAMARK, Baylor Hospital, University of North Texas Health Science Center, LBJ School at the University of Texas, Celanese Chemical Corporation, Pier 1, NASA, and Brakke Consulting. He is a regular speaker for many senior executive development programs, including the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, SMU, and Lockheed Martin. He is currently on the Board of Directors of ViewCast Corporation, Kisco Senior Living, and GoToLearn.
Table of Contents
Part I: Learning about Organizational Behavior. 1: Organizational Behavior and Key Competencies. Part II: Individuals in Organizations. 2: Understanding Individual Differences. 3: Perceptions and Attributions. 4: Applying Reinforcement and Social Learning Concepts to Improve Effectiveness. 5: Motivating Employees. 6: Motivation through Goal Setting and Reward Systems. 7: Workplace Stress and Aggression. Part III: Leadership and Team Behaviors. 8: Fostering Interpersonal Communication in Organizations. 9: Leading Effectively: Foundations. 10: Leading Effectively: New Perspectives. 11: Developing and Leading Teams. 12: Managing Conflict and Negotiating Effectively. Part IV: The Organization. 13: Approaches for Making Ethical and Managerial Decisions. 14: Designing Organizations. 15: Cultivating Organizational Culture. 16: Guiding Organizational Change. Part V: Integrating Cases.