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Organizational Behavior: Science, The Real World, and You 8th Edition

Debra L. Nelson, Ph.D, James Campbell Quick

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  • Previous Editions 2011, 2009, 2006
  • 800 Pages
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Overview

Help your students learn not only the concepts and theories that enhance the management of human behavior at work but also how to practice these skills with Nelson/Quick's ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR. The latest edition of this book clearly demonstrates how organizational behavior theories and research apply to companies today with engaging cases, meaningful exercises, and examples that include six new focus companies students will instantly recognize. The authors present foundational organizational behavior topics, such as motivation, leadership, teamwork, and communication. Students also examine emerging issues reshaping the field today, such as the theme of change. They study how change affects attitudes and behaviors in an organization as well as what new opportunities and experiences change presents. Students further explore growing themes of globalization, diversity, and ethics. The authors anchor the book's multifaceted approach in both classic research and leading-edge scholarship. Timely examples from all types of organizations throughout this edition reflect today's most current trends, including six new focus companies--NetFlix, Ford, Groupon, and more. Self-assessments and other interactive learning opportunities allow your students to grow and develop, both as individuals and as important contributors to an organization, as they progress throughout your course.

Debra L. Nelson, Ph.D, Oklahoma State University

Dr. Debra L. Nelson is the CBA Associates Professor of Business Administration and Professor of Management at Oklahoma State University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Arlington, where she was the recipient of the R. D. Irwin Dissertation Fellowship Award. Dr. Nelson is the author of over 70 journal articles focusing on organizational stress management, gender differences at work, and positive organizational behavior. Dr. Nelson's research has been published in the ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT EXECUTIVE, ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT REVIEW, MIS QUARTERLY, ORGANIZATIONAL DYNAMICS, JOURNAL OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR, and other journals. In addition, she is coauthor/coeditor of several books, including POSITIVE ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR (Sage, 2007); UNDERSTANDING ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR (South-Western, 2008); GENDER, WORK STRESS, AND HEALTH (APA, 2002); ADVANCING WOMEN IN MANAGEMENT (Blackwell, 2002); and PREVENTIVE STRESS MANAGEMENT IN ORGANIZATIONS (APA, 1997). Dr. Nelson has also served as a consultant to several organizations including AT&T, American Fidelity Assurance, Sonic, State Farm Insurance Companies, and Southwestern Bell. She has presented leadership and preventive stress management seminars in a host of organizations, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Conoco, and Oklahoma Gas and Electric. Dr. Nelson also serves on the editorial review boards of the JOURNAL OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR, LEADERSHIP, and the JOURNAL OF LEADERSHIP AND ORGANIZATION STUDIES.

James Campbell Quick, The University of Texas at Arlington

Dr. James Campbell (Jim) Quick is John and Judy Goolsby Distinguished Professor in the Goolsby Leadership Academy, Distinguished Professor in the Academy of Distinguished Teachers, and Professor of Organizational Behavior in the Department of Management, College of Business at The University of Texas at Arlington. He earned an M.B.A. and a Ph.D. at the University of Houston. He completed postgraduate courses in behavioral medicine (Harvard Medical School) and combat stress (University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio). Dr. Quick is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the American Psychological Association, and the American Institute of Stress. Dr. Quick's and his brother's signature theory is preventive stress management, now in the APA Dictionary of Psychology (2007). Dr. Quick has over 100 books, book chapters, journal articles, and clinical monographs in 10 languages. Dr. Quick's awards and recognitions include Beta Gamma Sigma and Phi Beta Delta honor societies membership; The Maroon Citation (Colgate University Alumni Corporation, 1993); 2002 Harry and Miriam Levinson Award (American Psychological Foundation); and a Presidential Citation (American Psychological Association, 2001). Quick won the 2007-2008 Honors College Outstanding Faculty Award and 2009 Award for Distinguished Record of Research at UT Arlington. Colonel Quick, United States Air Force Reserve (Ret.) was Distinguished Visiting Professor of Psychology, 59th Medical Wing (1999) and Visiting Scholar, United States Military Academy at West Point (2007). His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, and National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star. He currently serves by appointment from Secretary of Defense Robert Gates on the Defense Health Board's Psychological Health External Advisory Subcommittee.
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  • SIX FASCINATING NEW FOCUS COMPANIES PROVIDE INSIGHTS INTO TODAY'S WORKPLACE. Six new leading organizations--NetFlix, QuikTrip, Groupon, Ford, Dyson, and Oracle--are highlighted as Focus Companies throughout this edition's "Thinking Ahead" and "Looking Back" chapter features. Students have the opportunity to examine these intriguing companies and see, firsthand, how organizational behavior impacts various aspects of their internal operations and business.
  • NEW CONTEMPORARY TOPICS REFLECT CHALLENGES OF TODAY'S ORGANIZATIONS. New material in this edition addresses developing topics of growing importance in today's business world, such as communicating through new technologies and social media. You'll find all aspects of this edition reflect the latest concerns and developments in today's leading organizations.
  • NEW AND UPDATED "SCIENCE" AND "THE REAL WORLD" BOXES SPOTLIGHT THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS. Show your students the science upon which today's organizational behavior is based and how organizational behavior actually impacts today's companies. Intriguing "Science" boxes throughout this edition summarize leading-edge research, while "The Real World" boxes spotlight contemporary organizational life.
  • NEW "DIVERSITY DIALOGUES" CHALLENGE STUDENTS TO THOUGHTFULLY CONSIDER AND RESOLVE CONFLICTS. Diversity Dialogue vignettes near the end of each chapter provide brief explanations with thought-provoking discussion questions to spark conversation about an aspect of diversity related to the chapter's content. Half of this edition's Diversity Dialogues are brand new.
  • "THINKING AHEAD" AND "LOOKING BACK" FEATURES CREATE ENGAGING FRAMEWORK FOR LEARNING. Engaging "Thinking Ahead" features open and establish a context for each chapter, while corresponding "Looking Back" features frame the chapter with a closing vignette. Key Focus Companies that are interesting to students are consistently featured and depict OB principles at work within manufacturing and service, profit and not-for-profit, and large and small organizations. This edition's new Focus Companies are NetFlix, QuikTrip, Groupon, Ford, Dyson, and Oracle.
  • EXPERIENTIAL EXERCISES ENCOURAGE GROUP INTERACTION. At the end of each chapter, your students have the opportunity to work in teams as they learn more about an important aspect of the chapter's topic. These group-oriented Experiential Exercises help students further develop critical interpersonal skills.
  • CASES BRING REAL-WORLD CONTEXT TO OB CONCEPTS. A case based on a real-world situation is found at the end of each chapter. Students have the opportunity to discuss and reflect on the content of the case, drawing on and then applying the content material of the chapter within the framework of the case. An ongoing Cohesion Case appears at the end of each part. Half of the end-of-chapter and the entire Cohesion Case are new for this edition.
  • "ETHICAL DILEMMAS" CHALLENGE YOUR STUDENTS TO CONSIDER AND RESOLVE CONFLICTS. Engaging "Ethical Dilemmas" with accompanying questions at the end of each chapter encourage your students to thoughtfully consider right and wrong actions and motives in organizations today. Your students learn to generate and implement various methods for resolving common ethical conflicts.
  • MAKE CONCEPTS MEMORABLE WITH VIDEO CLIPS. Captivating, brief clips from some of Hollywood's most popular movies, including IN GOOD COMPANY and FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, with accompanying video cases illustrate OB concepts from the text in action. Corresponding questions provide opportunities for critical analysis and discussion. Workplace videos are also available, featuring interviews with leaders from real-world companies.
  • "YOU" SELF-ASSESSMENT EXERCISES ENCOURAGE SELF-DEVELOPMENT. Your students have an opportunity to personally apply what they've learned with unique "You" self-assessment exercises positioned throughout the book. These features enhance self-knowledge and encourage personal skill development when students carefully consider the results of the exercises for self-discovery or behavioral change.
  • DISCUSSION AND COMMUNICATION QUESTIONS ENCOURAGE A MEANINGFUL EXCHANGE OF IDEAS. Challenging Discussion and Communication Questions at the end of each chapter give your students critical practice in applying chapter material using various forms of effective communication.
Part I: INTRODUCTION.
1. Organizational Behavior and Opportunity.
2. Challenges for Managers.
Part II: INDIVIDUAL PROCESSES AND BEHAVIOR.
3. Personality, Perception, and Attribution.
4. Attitudes, Emotions, and Ethics.
5. Motivation at Work.
6. Learning and Performance Management.
7. Stress and Well-Being at Work.
Part III: INTERPERSONAL PROCESSES AND BEHAVIOR.
8. Communication.
9. Work Teams and Groups.
10. Decision Making by Individuals and Groups.
11. Power and Political Behavior.
12. Leadership and Followership.
13. Conflict and Negotiation.
Part IV: ORGANIZATIONAL PROCESSES AND STRUCTURE.
14. Jobs and the Design of Work.
15. Organizational Design and Structure.
16. Organizational Culture.
17. Career Management.
18. Managing Change.
Appendix A: A Brief Historical Perspective.
Appendix B: How Do We Know What We Know about Organizational Behavior?
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