Introduction to Organizational Behaviour

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"Introduction to Organizational Behaviour", 2nd Edition, provides a concise and engaging grounding in the core concepts and practical issues of Organizational Behaviour for students with little or no previous experience of business management. The new edition continues to adopt a micro-macro approach to OB starting with the individual through to the group/teams and finishing with the organization.

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- NEW Topics: This edition introduces new topics, such as Perception and Knowledge Management, which includes coverage on intellectual capital and knowledge workers as well as the impact of organizational change on employees and employers. This text also dedicates increased coverage to Organizational Culture, Power and Politics, Communication, Network Organizational Structures as well as a critique of Leadership.
- NEW Case Studies: Each chapter ends with a case study, drawn from real organizations such as an NHS trust, a children's charity, Whitbread and Natwest. The case studies aim to illustrate the main themes of the chapter as well as the practical applications and implications of these themes. In turn, this allows students to apply the concepts and ideas of OB, to real life practice. Questions are also found at the end of each case study to test the students' understanding of the case and issues raised in the chapter.

-NEW Further reading references: At the end of each chapter, students are provided with opportunities explore further OB topics, which may be of interest to them. Each reference is a good source of directed reading, which is relevant and related to each chapter. The reading references lead students to materials, which expand and broaden on issues, beyond the scope of this book.
-REVISED `Reflection Boxes': Revised `Reflection Boxes', are integrated within each chapter as additional illustrative examples to highlight the practical applications of OB concepts. `Stop and Think' questions, have been included to encourage students to analyse and discuss the issues addressed in the chapter. Topics covered include; ethical dilemmas in management, management practices and equal opportunities. Again real organizations such as Pret a Manger and Hewlett Packard, have been used to illustrate these issues.

- End of chapter `Self-test' and `Discussion' questions: These enable students to self-assess their progress and understanding of each chapter. The short self-test questions allow students to test their understanding of the main topics and issues discussed in the chapter, while the discussion questions encourage students to review and apply their OB knowledge, either through group discussion or individually.

- Pedagogical Features: Each chapter begins with learning objectives that identify the key concepts. Every new term used is colour-highlighted, as are key terms, in the index to assist with revision. Chapter summaries briefly review and reinforce the main issues covered in each chapter, and every chapter ends with a bibliography of the books and other sources referred to in the chapter.

About the Author:

Steve Ellis is Senior Group Management Development Manager, HSBC Group and Dr Penny Dick is a lecturer at Sheffield University Management School.

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