Organizational Behaviour

Series
Pearson
Author
David A Buchanan / Andrzej A Huczynski  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
10
Language
English
Total pages
872
Pub.-date
August 2019
ISBN13
9781292251578
ISBN
1292251573
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Description

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’

 

 

 

New to this Edition

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’

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