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Organizational Behavior: Managing People and Organizations 12th Edition

Ricky W. Griffin, Jean M. Phillips, Stanley M. Gully

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2014
  • 608 Pages
Starting At 110.00 See pricing and ISBN options


What happens when you take two great books and merge them into one? You get the best of both! Griffin/Phillips/Gully combines Griffin's market leading, content-driven text with Phillips/Gully's outstanding pedagogical approach based on student assessment, engagement, and digital elements. Together they form an unbeatable team. The applied approach of ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR: MANAGING PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS, 12th Edition, balances classic management ideas with the most recent OB developments and contemporary trends. New cases, end-of-chapter exercises, in-chapter assessments, end-of-chapter video cases, activities, and optional cases and exercises help you equip your students with the assets, tools, and resources to compete effectively amid a world of change and learn how to Think and Act like managers.

Ricky W. Griffin, Texas A&M University

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.

Jean M. Phillips, Rutgers University

Jean Phillips is a professor of Human Resource Management in the School Labor and Employment Relations at Penn State University. Jean earned her Ph.D. in organizational behavior from Michigan State University. Jean was among the top 5% of published authors in Journal of Applied Psychology and Personnel Psychology during the 1990s, and she received the 2004 Cummings Scholar Award from the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management. Jean has served on multiple editorial boards of top journals and she has published over 30 research articles. She has authored nine books, including Strategic Staffing (3e, 2014), Organizational Behavior (2e, 2013), Human Resource Management (2013), Managing Now (2008), and the five-book Staffing Strategically (2012) series for the Society for Human Resource Management. Jean was also the founding co-editor of the Organizational Behavior/Human Resource Management series for Business Expert Press. She has taught classroom and hybrid classroom/online courses in strategic human resource management, organizational behavior, staffing, and teams and leadership in the United States, Iceland, and Singapore. Her research interests focus on recruitment and staffing, leadership and team effectiveness, and linking organizational survey results to business outcomes.

Stanley M. Gully, Rutgers University

Stan Gully is a professor of human resource management in the School Labor and Employment Relations at Penn State University. Stan earned his Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from Michigan State University. He is a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and has appeared on lists of most influential scholars inside and outside the Academy of Management. He has authored or co-authored numerous research articles, books, and book chapters on a variety of topics, including leadership, team effectiveness, motivation, training, strategic staffing, and recruitment. Professor Gully has won awards for his research, teaching, and service to the field, and he is serving or has served on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Journal of Business and Psychology. He is a founding co-editor of the OB/HRM collection of Business Expert Press. He has taught undergraduate, master's, Ph.D., and executive classes on a wide variety of topics using traditional and distance learning technologies, both domestically and globally. Professor Gully's applied work includes, but is not limited to, managing at UPS, designing leadership training programs, developing team communication interventions, evaluating predictors of salesperson effectiveness, implementing employee surveys to drive organizational success, and enhancing managerial interviewing and communication skills. His research interests revolve around health and wellness, strategic recruiting, leadership and team effectiveness, training, and organizational learning.
  • Streamlined chapter organization makes it easier to cover material in a single semester.
  • A brief opening case engages students more effectively, and a brief in-text case ties to specific points in the chapter.
  • Self-assessments help students develop better insights into their own behaviors. These assessments are also available in MindTap® with immediate feedback.
  • Material has been extended to global settings.
  • A YouTube channel, case study index, custom videos, Experiential Exercises powered by YouSeeU, and Assignments make it easy to tailor your course and keep students engaged while elevating their thinking.
  • "Real-World Challenges" encourage participation and thought as students examine organizations and topics making news today, such as Disney and Starbucks.
  • Self-assessments help students connect to chapter material to promote engagement and encourage development. These self-assessments can also be found in MindTap®.
  • Experiential learning activities powered by YouSeeU ® allow students to collaborate virtually online using video and audio and complete Role Play or Group Project assignments.
  • Custom designed, the Now What? Video series follows a group of employees at a fictitious toy company to illustrate chapter concepts in a work organization.
1. An overview of organizational behavior.
2. The changing environment of organizations.
3. Individual characteristics.
4. Individual values, perceptions, and reactions.
5. Motivating behavior.
6. Motivating behavior with work and rewards.
7. Groups and teams.
8. Decision making and problem solving.
9. Communication.
10. Conflict and negotiation.
11. Traditional leadership approaches.
12. Modern leadership approaches.
13. Power, influence, and politics.
14. Organization structure and design.
15. Organization culture.
16. Change management.
Each MindTap product offers the full, mobile-ready textbook combined with superior and proven learning tools at one affordable price. Students who purchase digital access can add a print option at any time when a print option is available for their course.

This Cengage solution can be seamlessly integrated into most Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, Moodle, and more) but does require a different ISBN for access codes. Please work with your Cengage Learning Consultant to ensure the proper course set up and ordering information. For additional information, please visit the LMS Integration site.

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Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.


Instructor's Companion Website

ISBN: 9781305501423
Instructors can find course support materials including Instructor's Resource Manual, Test Bank files, PowerPoint® slides, DVD guide, YouTube video links, case maps, and more.


ISBN: 9781305629813
Completely revised from the previous edition, 16 new clips bring organizational behavior to life by challenging students' understanding and reinforcing concepts from the book. These "On the Job" video clips tie to the end of chapter Video Case. Customized "Now What?" video clips can also be found on the DVD. Theses clips link to the end of chapter "Now What?" video case. Supporting materials can be found in the DVD guide.

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access

ISBN: 9781305501447
Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero® is a flexible, online system that allows you to: import, edit, and manipulate content from the text's test bank or elsewhere, including your own favorite test questions; create multiple test versions in an instant; and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want.