Organizational Behaviour

David A Buchanan / Andrzej A Huczynski  
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August 2019
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Offer your students an engaging, innovative learning experience not confined to traditional academic resources.

Organizational Behaviour, 10th edition is one of the most established books in the field. With new, exciting features and exercises, it encourages your students to draw from everyday experiences, besides their standard academic resources.


Hallmark Features of This Title:

  • Critical Thinking: The text invites your students to challenge existing assumptions and concepts and consider other options.
  • Innovative Learning Practices: The study of the subject is not limited to strict academic resources, encouraging your students to draw from everyday experiences as part of the learning process.
  • Employability Check: An innovative assessment for your students' employability competencies, helping them consider ways of how they can further improve them.
  • Reader-Friendly: Highly accessible writing style, including the author's popular blend of critical thinking and social science underpinning.
  • Clear structure: Comprises a clear introduction of learning outcomes at the beginning of each chapter and a list of key terms for better understanding of the topic.

New to this Edition

New and updated features of this title

  • Cutting-Edge: Summarising recent key research findings in the field, encouraging individual food for thought, and challenging group discussion in the classroom.
  • 'What did they find?': Asking your students to predict the results of real-life research projects, testing their critical thinking skills and understanding of the reading material.
  • Employability Check: Assessing your students' employability competencies in connection with the content, helping them consider how they can further improve them.
  • Audio Box: Exploring topical issues related to the topics introduced with advanced support material.
  • Video Box: Providing a more in-depth analysis of the chapter themes via links to online video content.
  • 'Stop and Search': Offering accessible suggestions to YouTube content for more information on the key topics related to the field.
  • Detroit, Estée Lauder, McDonald's, Thai Union: Studying of new, innovative case studies that underwent a successful organizational change.
  • Dis-org: Discussing Google's experiment of running a company without managers.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The organizational context

  • Chapter 1: Explaining organizational behaviour
  • Chapter 2: Environment
  • Chapter 3: Technology
  • Chapter 4: Culture

Part 2: Individuals in the organization

  • Chapter 5: Learning
  • Chapter 6: Personality
  • Chapter 7: Communication
  • Chapter 8: Perception
  • Chapter 9: Motivation

Part 3: Groups and teams in the organization

  • Chapter 10: Group formation
  • Chapter 11: Group structure
  • Chapter 12: Individuals in groups
  • Chapter 13: Teamworking

Part 4: Management and organization

  • Chapter 14: Work design
  • Chapter 15: Elements of structure
  • Chapter 16: Organization design
  • Chapter 17: Organizational architecture

Part 5: Leadership processes

  • Chapter 18: Leadership
  • Chapter 19: Change
  • Chapter 20: Decision making
  • Chapter 21: Conflict
  • Chapter 22: Power and politics

Back Cover

Organizational Behaviour by Buchanan and Huczynski is one of the best established books in this field. The authors' popular blend of social science underpinning, challenging assumptions, applying theory to practice, and using movies to explore topical issues, makes this an ideal introduction to the subject. This text can be used by undergraduate, postgraduate, and professional students as it assumes no prior knowledge of the social sciences in general, or of organizational behaviour.

What's new in this edition?

New features

  • critical thinking invitations to question, challenge assumptions, consider other options
  • cutting edge summarizing recent key research findings
  • what did they find? asking you to predict the results of real life research projects
  • employability check relating chapter content to employability competencies
  • audio box links to short podcasts exploring topical issues
  • video box links to online videos exploring chapter themes in more depth
  • stop and search suggestions for YouTube content exploring key topics

New content

  • Living to 100 - what are the implications for work and organizations?
  • Future-proof your career - skills that are still going to be in demand in a digital world
  • Born to be an entrepreneur - or can you learn how to become one?
  • Tattoo or not tattoo - how attitudes towards body art are changing
  • Gastronomic bonding - team building by members preparing and eating food together
  • Sexual harassment - the hidden costs for employers
  • Agile organization - rapidly changing management structures in response to a turbulent environment
  • Dis-org - Google's experiment of running a company without managers
  • Do women make better leaders than men? - they have the right personality traits
  • Detroit, Estée Lauder, McDonald's, Thai Union - case studies of successful organizational change

Should leaders play politics, or be squeaky clean? - great leaders 'bend the rules'

David A. Buchanan is Emeritus Professor of Organizational Behaviour, Cranfield University School of Management

Andrzej A. Huczynski has held research and lecturing posts at the Universities of Westminster, Edinburgh and Glasgow


David A. Buchanan is an Emeritus Professor of Organizational Behaviour at Cranfield University School of Management.

Andrzej A. Huczynski has held research and lecturing posts at the Universities of Westminster, Edinburgh, and Glasgow.