Information Technology ...Globalization of Business ...New Challenges in Organizational Behavior Call for a New Approach! In the third edition of Understanding and Managing Organizational Behavior, authors Jennifer George and Gareth Jones merge comprehensive coverage with outstanding applications to show you how to best manage the growing challenges associated with working in today's modem organizations.
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Jennifer M. George is the Mary Gibbs Jones Professor of Management and Professor of Psychology in the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management at Rice University. She received her B.A. in Psychology/Sociology from Wesleyan University, her M.B.A. in Finance from New York University, and her Ph.D. in Management and Organizational Behavior from New York University. Prior to joining the faculty at Rice University, she was a Professor in the Department of Management at Texas A&M University.
Professor George specializes in Organizational Behavior and is well known for her research on mood and emotion in the workplace, their determinants, and their effects on various individual and group level work outcomes. She is the author of many articles in leading peer-reviewed journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, the Journal of Applied Psychology, and Psychological Bulletin. One of her papers won the Academy of Management's Organizational Behavior Division Outstanding Competitive Paper Award and another paper won the Human Relations Best Paper Award. She is, or has been, on the editorial review boards of the Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, and Journal of Managerial Issues, was a consulting editor for the Journal of Organizational Behavior, and is a member of the Organizational Frontiers Series editorial board. She is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and a member of the Society for Organizational Behavior. Professor George also has co-authored a leading textbook on management.
Gareth Jones received both his B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Lancaster, U.K. He previously held teaching and research appointments at the University of Warwick, Michigan State University, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Professor Jones specializes in both organizational behavior and organizational theory and is well known for his research on socialization, culture, and applying transaction cost analysis to explain many forms of intraorganizational and interorganizational behavior. He also has published many articles in leading journals of the field and is one of the most prolific authors in the Academy of Management Review. One of his articles won the Academy of Management Journal Best Paper Award. He is, or has been, on the editorial review boards of the Academy of Management Review, the Journal of Management, and Management Inquiry.
Professor Jones is a professor of Management at the Lowry Mays College and Graduate School of Business at Texas A&M University, where he is involved actively in teaching and research in Organizational Behavior and related fields.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
The challenges of understanding and managing organizational behavior have become greater as the result of the information technology revolution and the globalization of business. The challenges have also become greater because organizational behavior scholars and researchers are developing new and improved theories and models that explain why and how people and groups behave as they do. Concepts like personality, trust, creativity, affect, moods, emotions, virtual teams, telecommuting, and knowledge management are now found in all the central research areas of organizational behavior such as learning, motivation, leadership, group behavior and communication. Our challenge in revising Understanding and Managing Organizational Behavior has been to put both these sides of the coin together. First, to summarize the most important elements of this new knowledge and provide a thorough and contemporary account of organizational behavior (OB). Second, to convey this information to students in a readable and applied form so they can understand and enjoy it. Nowhere is this clearer than in our increased attention to the effects of information technology in the third edition.
Recognizing the sweeping changes that new information technology (IT) is currently having on people and tasks inside organizations, we make IT a major contemporary theme in the new edition. Through new text material and rich examples in opening cases and chapter insights we show dramatically how most aspects of OB are being impacted by computer-based linking and coordinating systems both inside (by the intranet) and outside (by the Internet) organizations. The use of IT at all levels and in all parts of the organization has changed the nature of the jobs and work employees perform, and allowed people to work more efficiently and effectively. IT encompass a broad array of communication media including voice mail, e-mail, voice conferencing, video-conferencing, the Internet, groupware and corporate intranets, cell phones, fax machines, personal digital assistants, intelligent agents, and so on. Chapter by chapter we examine many of the specific ways in which IT impacts people, their roles and jobs, and the organization as a whole. We discuss the many profound ways IT is impacting organizational behavior including:
We have also continued to strive to ensure that our book (1) is comprehensive, integrated, and makes important theories accessible and interesting to students; (2) is current, up-to-date, and contains expanded coverage of issues of contemporary significance such as ethics, diversity, and global management; and (3) uses rich, real-life examples of people and organizations to bring key concepts to life and provide clear managerial implications; (4) is experiential and applied. Our end-of-chapter experiential exercises contained in the Organizational Behavior in Action section give students the opportunity to catch the excitement of organizational behavior as a fluid, many-faceted discipline with multiple levels of analysis.COMPREHENSIVE AND INTEGRATED COVERAGE
Most of the chapters of our book have been significantly revised to incorporate the most recent theoretical advances in organizational behavior into our book. Also, we have changed almost all of our opening and closing cases and insight boxes to build upon the contemporary themes that characterize coverage in our book. However, we have been careful to organize the material in an integrated way so that each part of the book builds on the previous parts, and inside each part, each chapter builds on the material in earlier chapters in a clear and logical fashion. In this way, students develop an integrated and cohesive understanding of organizational behavior. The comprehensive and integrated coverage in Understanding and Managing Organizational Behavior includes the following highlights:
We believe that no other organizational behavior textbook has the sheer range of learning features for students that our book has. These features—some integrated into the text and some at the end of each chapter or part—ease the student's way through the study of organizational behavior. All in all, these features were crafted so that instructors could actively involve their students in the chapter material. They provide an interactive approach to teaching organizational behavior that helps students understand and appreciate the complexity of the challenges facing managers and workers in today's business environment.
The student enters the chapter via an in-depth, real-world example of people and organizations that focuses attention on the upcoming chapter issues.
To address the abundance of terminology that an introductory student needs to assimilate, we have included a running glossary that provides a definition for every key term in the book.
Advice to Managers
In each chapter, we have included two or more managerial summaries called "Advice to Managers," where the practical implications of key organizational behavior theories and concepts are clearly outlined. These take-home lessons extend the chapter material into the realm of application in ways that students can actually use when they enter the workplace.
Understanding and Managing Organizational Behavior reflects all the current and pressing concerns facing organizations and their managers and workers today. We have created interesting real-world examples geared to the subject matter of the chapter to engage the student and to bring these concerns to life. These "Insights" are not mere summaries of academic studies or contrived situations, but are stories from the frontline of today's businesses. They are different from similar features in most other textbooks in that they are directly integrated into the text material to highlight and illustrate the most significant points. We have deliberately set up these features this way because our experience has shown that students are more likely to read material that is seamlessly woven into the fabric of the chapter rather than set apart.
Organizational Behavior in Action
The sections entitled "Organizational Behavior in Action" are found at the end of each chapter and include a wide range of activities to help students build the skills they will need as future managers and workers. We have carefully developed the features within these modules with both large and small classes in mind, as well as individual and group assignments. Our overriding goal is to help students appreciate that there are no absolute answers to organizational behavior issues and that they must instead learn how to analyze particular situations, compare alternative courses of action, and generate options for solution.
Building Diagnostic Skills
This experiential feature engages students by challenging them to explore, analyze, and diagnose actual organizational behavior, based on what they have just learned in the chapter. This exercise draws on students' own experience base to apply theories diagnostically to real situations from their own lives and to organizations and companies that they select.
Research on the Internet: A Manager's Tool
Each chapter also contains two Internet exercises that students can use to do research on the Internet. One is specific, and asks students to complete a particular assignment; one is general and asks them to do their own research.
Topics for Debate
This experiential feature is cast in a debate format and asks students to develop their own arguments as they examine chapter content from two different perspectives. Our
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