Securing Competitive Advantage
Routledge – 2010 – 406 pages
Although the management of organizational behavior's importance should be evident, students often don't take the course that seriously. One common student response is that organizational behavior is nothing more than common sense. The field of organizational behavior is a valuable source of practical insight that managers can use to improve the workings of their own firms and to thrive where others might fail. Other textbook authors have avoided deep coverage and failed to build any sense of challenge.
John Wagner and John Hollenbeck avoid these pitfalls and challenge students on many levels. They have made the key connection between theory and practice and understand students can excel when challenged to learn something meaningful. Organizational Behavior is written to motivate exceptional student performance. The content requires the student to think and take seriously organizational behavior and why its importance is one of the keys to securing competitive advantage.
Part 1: Introduction 1. Organization Behavior 2. Management & Managers Part 2: Micro Organizational Behavior 3. Managing Diversity 4. Perception, Decision Making, and Creativity 5. Work Motivation and Performance 6. Satisfaction and Stress Part 3: Meso Organizational Behavior7. Efficiency, Motivation, and Quality in Work Design 8. Interdependence and Role Relationships 9. Group Dynamics and Team Effectiveness 10. Leadership of Groups and Organizations Part 4: Macro Organizational Behavior 11. Power, Politics, & Conflict 12. Structuring the Organization 13. Technology, Environment, & Organization Design 14. Culture, Change, & Organization Development Part 5: Conclusion 15. International Organizational Behavior 16. Critical Evidence Based Management: Critical Thinking and Continuous Learning
John A. Wagner III is Professor of Management at the Eli Broad Graduate School of Business Administration at Michigan State University.
John R. Hollenbeck is the Eli Broad Professor of Management at the Eli Broad Graduate School of Business Administration at Michigan State University.