For courses in organizational behavior.
A streamlined presentation of key organizational behavior concepts
Essentials of Organizational Behavior teaches readers how to communicate and interact within organizations, through real-world scenarios. The text offers comprehensive coverage of key organizational behavior (OB) concepts, making each lesson engaging and easy to absorb. Readers can use the book’s concepts to apply what they’ve learned to their own education, future career plans, and other organizational endeavors.
Currently used at more than 500 colleges and universities worldwide, Essentials of Organizational Behavior serves as a popular resource so readers can learn and understand the most important concepts in OB. With updated research and the integration of contemporary global issues, the 14th Edition focuses on the most relevant OB concepts that resonate with readers.
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Stephen P. Robbins
PhD University of Arizona
Stephen P. Robbins is professor emeritus of management at San Diego State University and the world’s best-selling textbook author in the areas of both management and organizational behavior. His books are used at more than a thousand US colleges and universities, have been translated into 19 languages, and have adapted editions for Canada, Australia, South Africa, and India. Dr. Robbins is also the author of the best-selling books, The Truth About Managing People, 2nd Edition (Financial Times/Prentice Hall, 2008) and Decide & Conquer (Financial Times/Prentice Hall, 2004).
In his “other life,” Dr. Robbins actively participates in masters’ track competitions. Since turning 50 in 1993, he’s won 18 national championships; 12 world titles; and set numerous US and world age-group records at 60, 100, 200, and 400 meters. In 2005, Dr. Robbins was elected into the USA Masters’ Track & Field Hall of Fame.
Timothy A. Judge
PhD University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Timothy A. Judge is currently the Alutto Professor of Leadership at The Ohio State University; and Visiting Professor, Division of Psychology & Language Sciences, University College London. He has held academic positions at the University of Notre Dame, University of Florida, University of Iowa, Cornell University, Charles University in the Czech Republic, Comenius University in Slovakia, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Judge’s primary research interests are in (1) personality, moods, and emotions; (2) job attitudes; (3) leadership and influence behaviors; and (4) careers (person—organization fit, career success). Dr. Judge published more than 154 articles in these and other major topics in journals such as the Academy of Management Journal and the Journal of Applied Psychology. He is a fellow of several organizations, including the American Psychological Association and the Academy of Management. Among the many professional acknowledgments of his work, most recently Dr. Judge was awarded the Academy of Management Human Resources Division’s Scholarly Achievement Award for 2014. Dr. Judge is a co-author of Organizational Behavior, 17th Edition, with Stephen P. Robbins, and Staffing Organizations, 8th Edition, with Herbert G. Heneman III. He is married and has three children–a daughter who is a health care social worker, a daughter who is studying for a master’s degree, and a son in middle school.
Part 1: Understanding Yourself and Others
1. What is Organizational Behavior?
2. Diversity in Organizations
3. Attitudes and Job Satisfaction
4. Emotions and Moods
5. Personality and Values
Part 2: Making and Implementing Decisions
6. Perception and Individual Decision Making
7. Motivation Concepts
8. Motivation: From Concepts to Applications
Part 3: Communicating in Groups and Teams
9. Foundations of Group Behavior
10. Understanding Work Teams
Part 4: Negotiating Power and Politics
13. Power and Politics
14. Conflict and Negotiation
Part 5: Leading, Understanding, and Transforming the Organization System
15. Foundations of Organization Structure
16. Organizational Culture
17. Organizational Change and Stress Management