Higher Education

Organizational Behavior, 10th Edition

  • Ricky W. Griffin Texas A&M University
  • Gregory Moorhead Arizona State University
  • ISBN-10: 0538478136  |  ISBN-13: 9780538478137
  • 640 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2007, 2004
  • © 2012 | Published
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About

Overview

Prepare your students today to become strong, effective managers tomorrow with the powerful concepts and practical applications found in Griffin/Moorhead's ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR: MANAGING PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS, Tenth Edition. This reader-oriented text helps you equip your students with the skills and solid understanding to meet the management challenges of a new century. The book's applied approach balances classic management ideas with the most recent OB developments and contemporary trends, such as the effects of the recession; how to manage people in these challenging times; the new role of stress on motivation and leadership; and effects of downsizing. Students delve into the core concepts of human behavior and industrial psychology within the help of memorable real examples and cases drawn from relevent organizations and managers such as Steve Jobs, Eddie Bauer, Cirque du Soleil, snopes.com, Whole Foods, Nike, and Goldman Sachs. Fresh new cases, proven end-of-chapter exercises, activities, and an optional case and exercises help you equip your students with the assets, tools, and resources to compete effectively amid a world of change. Students grasp the fundamental of human behavior in organizations and the ability to develop new answers to new challenges as they learn to understand the people who comprise an organization, understand change, and understand how organizations must respond to change. Equip and energize the next generation of managers for the most exciting task of tomorrow: managing people effectively within competitive organizations.

Features and Benefits

  • "Opening Vignettes" immediately engage students with concepts in action within well-known organizations: Compelling "Opening Vignettes" -all of which are new in this edition- encourage immediate, active participation and thought as students examine popular organizations making news today, such as Eddie Bauer, Cirque du Soleil, snopes.com, J.P. Morgan, and Goldman Sachs.
  • New integrated boxed inserts explore the latest issues in organizational behavior today: Give your students a captivating look at some of the most pressing topics in organizational behavior today as two boxed inserts per chapter -half of which are new in this edition- address technology, change, globalization, ethics, and diversity. New scenarios relate to either the chapter opening or closing cases.
  • Fresh "Closing Cases" examine OB practices within companies are familiar to and engaging for students: Captivate your students from the beginning to end of each chapter as all of the intriguing "Closing Cases" in this edition are new. Cases still encourage students to delve into the material as they highlight issues at work in well-known organizations that appeal to students, such as Nike, Best Buy, Boeing, and Whole Foods.
  • New and revised end-of-chapter exercises provide critical practice and opportunities for application: Proven end-of-chapter exercises and applications, including "Experiencing OB," (2 of 19 are new), "Building Managerial Skills" (9 of 19 are new), and "Self-Assessments," (8 of 19 are new), offer students an opportunity to apply the skills they have learned.
  • Themed boxed inserts equip students to deal with people and change: Boxed inserts within each chapter illustrate concepts in action in actual business and organizational settings -- from the large and well known to a variety of smaller organizations. These insights help students better understand people, change, and how organizations need to respond to change for success in today's business world. There are 2 boxes per chapter. One box is brand new while the other box has been revised. One box ties to the opening or closing case.
  • "Discussion Questions" stimulate interactive learning: Proven "Discussion Questions" at the end of each chapter encourage interaction among students and provide a practical guide to help complete the study of chapter concepts.

Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR.
1. An Overview of Organizational Behavior.
2. The Changing Environment of Organizations.
PART II: INDIVIDUAL PROCESSES IN ORGANIZATIONS.
3. Foundations of Individual Behavior.
4. Motivation in Organizations.
5. Motivating Employee Performance Through Work.
6. Motivating Employee Performance Through Rewards.
7. Managing Stress and the Work-Life Balance.
8. Decision Making and Problem Solving.
PART III: INTERPERSONAL PROCESSES IN ORGANIZATIONS.
9. Foundations of Interpersonal and Group Behavior.
10. Using Teams in Organizations.
11. Communication in Organizations.
12. Traditional Models for Understanding Leadership.
13. Contemporary Views of Leadership in Organizations.
14. Power, Politics, and Organizational Justice.
15. Conflict and Negotiation in Organizations.
PART IV: ORGANIZATIONAL PROCESSES AND CHARACTERISTICS.
16. Foundations of Organization Structure.
17. Organization Design.
18. Organization Culture.
19. Organization Change and Development.

What's New

  • ALL NEW CHAPTER OPENING CASES: Compelling "Opening Vignettes" -all of which are new in this edition- encourage immediate, active participation and thought as students examine popular organizations making news today, such as Eddie Bauer, Cirque du Soleil, snopes.com, J.P. Morgan, and Goldman Sachs.
  • NEW EXAMPLES THROUGHOUT EACH CHAPTER: Give your students a captivating look at some of the most pressing topics in organizational behavior today as two boxed inserts per chapter -half of which are new in this edition- address technology, change, globalization, ethics, and diversity. New scenarios relate to either the chapter opening or closing cases to further integrate these features within the context of the featured company.
  • NEW END-OF-CHAPTER EXERCISES: New end-of-chapter exercises provide critical practice and opportunities for application. You will find over half of the end of chapter exercises are new to the tenth edition. "Experiencing OB," "Building Managerial Skills" (9 of 19 are new), and "Self-Assessments," (8 of 19 are new), offer students an opportunity to apply the skills they have learned.
  • NEW integrative case provides an in-depth, lively look at management situations within Netflix. This closing case following each part gives students the opportunity to see how fundamental concepts from numerous chapters and parts of the book work in conjunction with creative solutions for competitive success in today's business world.

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Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"The end-of-chapter questions and exercises are very useful. The text is very readable and accessible to students. The user will find the end-of-chapter cases timely and instructor supplements quite varied."- Kathleen Johnson, Keene State College

— Kathleen Johnson

"This text is the perfect level for a 200-level course. It is designed with the subject of OB in mind and not a combo of OB and Management. I really like the case studies at the end of the chapters."- RIEANN SPENCE-GALE, NORTHERN VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE--ALEXANDRIA CAMPUS

— RIEANN SPENCE-GALE

"[I like the] overall coverage of the most important topics students need to know in O.B., the specific coverage of motivation and rewards, and the practical application of the concepts to real world situations."- Robert W. Leonard, Lebanon Valley College

— Robert W. Leonard

Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

WebTutor™ on Blackboard®, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111477167 | ISBN-13: 9781111477165)

Jumpstart your course with rich content that's specific to ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR in this Course Management System. Full instructor and student support includes interactive course materials, including learning objectives, discussion items, quizzes, and flashcards. All content has been updated to accompany this edition.

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WebTutor™ on WebCT™, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111477183 | ISBN-13: 9781111477189)

Jumpstart your course with rich content that's specific to ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR in this Course Management System. Full instructor and student support includes interactive course materials, including learning objectives, discussion items, quizzes, and flashcards. All content has been updated to match this edition.

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Organizational Behavior CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111574308 | ISBN-13: 9781111574307)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. Key Features: Interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, Learning Objectives, Tutorial Quizzes, Glossary and Flashcards, and Web Links and References.

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Student Supplements

WebTutor™ on Blackboard®, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111477167 | ISBN-13: 9781111477165)

Much more than an interactive study guide, this useful technology lets you reinforce your learning experience in your course now and helps you thoroughly prepare for success as an enterpriser. With the touch of a button, you can view assignments, link to the student website, view documents posted by your instructor, view useful course materials, or review learning objectives and study resources.

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WebTutor™ on WebCT™, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111477183 | ISBN-13: 9781111477189)

Much more than an interactive study guide, this useful technology lets you reinforce your learning experience in your course now and helps you thoroughly prepare for success as an enterpriser. With the touch of a button, you can view assignments, link to the student website, view documents posted by your instructor, view useful course materials, or review learning objectives and study resources.

List Price = $52.00  | CengageBrain Price = $52.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $52.00

Organizational Behavior CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111574308 | ISBN-13: 9781111574307)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. Key Features: Interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, Learning Objectives, Tutorial Quizzes, Glossary and Flashcards, and Web Links and References.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Ricky W. Griffin

Ricky W. Griffin serves as Distinguished Professor of Management and Blocker Chair in Business at Texas A&M. He received his Ph.D. in organizational behavior from the University of Houston. He served as editor of the Journal of Management and as an officer in the Southwest Regional Division of the Academy of Management, the Southern Management Association, and the Research Methods Division and the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management. Dr. Griffin spent three years on the faculty at the University of Missouri (Columbia) before moving to Texas A&M University in 1981. His research interests include workplace violence, employee health and well-being in the workplace, and workplace culture. A well-respected author recognized for his organizational behavior and management research, Dr. Griffin has written many successful textbooks, including: Management, Organizational Behavior, HR, Management Skills, Introduction to Business, and International Business.

Gregory Moorhead

Gregory Moorhead is an associate professor of management at Arizona State University. He attended Texas Tech University and the University of Houston. He earned his BSIE, M.B.A., and Ph.D. in organizational behavior and management. He joined the faculty at ASU in 1978 and has taught courses in management principles, management policy and strategy, personnel management, and operations management, as well as graduate seminars in organizational behavior and international management. Dr. Moorhead has written numerous articles that have been published in leading managerial journals, including ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT REVIEW, HUMAN RELATIONS, ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR AND HUMAN DECISION PROCESSES, EDUCATIONAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL MEASUREMENT, JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES, and others. His research focuses on the fields of groupthink, group decision-making, job design, leadership, and organization structure. He frequently travels internationally with his students, giving him a unique first-hand perspective on numerous global topics.