Managing Behavior in Organizations

Prentice Hall
Jerald Greenberg  
Total pages
July 2012
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For undergraduate and MBA courses in Organizational Behavior and Industrial/Organizational Psychology.


Get students right to the point while teaching your course, your way.


Managing Behavior in Organizations provides a brief tour of the scientific and practical highlights of organisational behaviour (OB). This text focuses on the essential concepts and practices that students need to know while offering instructors an array of material that can be tailored to their style of teaching. 


Balanced Approach to Research, Theory, & Practice: OB is a deliberate blend of research, theory and practice, making it an applied science in the truest sense. This carefully balanced orientation is reflected in the text so that readers will gain a firm understanding of what should be done (and what currently is being done) to improve the functioning of organizations and the satisfaction of people who work in them.


Chapter Opening Cases: Unlike most other brief OB books, this book includes a series of cases entitled “Making the Case for…” that feature real organizations. These cases cover a broad range of organizations that foreshadow the importance of the material covered in each chapter. Some examples include:  
•    American Express
•    Costco
•    NASA
•    National Basketball Association

Commitment to Pedagogical Features:Though this text is small in size, it is not short on pedagogical features–

  • 'Back to the Case”: This feature provides students with an opportunity to apply the material learned in the chapter to analyze the chapter-opening case.
  • Learning Objectives: This feature begins each chapter by providing students with a checklist of six things they should be able to do upon finishing the reading.
  • “Winning Practices”: This boxed feature provides close-up examples of firms using OB principles to solve complex problems.
  • “Talking Graphics”: These graphs are peppered throughout the text and summarize the findings of OB studies in ways that enhance interpretation.
  • “Three Good Reasons Why You Should Care About...”: Connecting with today’s busy student can be a challenge. This feature connects to students by beginning each chapter with a clear indication of why readers should care about the topic at hand.
  • “You Be the Consultant”: This feature asks students to draw on the material in the chapter to solve a hypothetical organizational problem.
  • Self Assessment Exercises: These exercises give readers insight into their own abilities as related to the content covered in each chapter.


New to this Edition


The sixth edition includes new and updated company examples, practical suggestions, and pedagogical features.


Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1 The Field of Organizational Behavior
  • Chapter 2 Organizational Justice, Ethics, and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Chapter 3 Individual Processes: Personality, Social Perception, and Learning
  • Chapter 4 Coping with Organizational Life: Emotions and Stress
  • Chapter 5 Work-Related Attitudes: Prejudice, Job Satisfaction, and Organizational Commitment
  • Chapter 6 Motivating People to Work
  • Chapter 7 Interpersonal Behavior in the Workplace: Conflict, Cooperation, Trust, and Deviance
  • Chapter 8 Organizational Communication
  • Chapter 9 Group Processes and Work Teams
  • Chapter 10 Decisions Making by Individuals and Groups
  • Chapter 11 The Quest for Leadership
  • Chapter 12 Organizational Culture, Creativity, and Innovation
  • Chapter 13 Designing Effective Organizations
  • Chapter 14 Managing Organizational Change: Strategic Planning and Organizational Development