A consistent theme throughout the 11th edition of Organizations is that effective management of organizational behavior requires an understanding of theory, research and practice. Given this theme, Gibson, Ivancevich, Donnelly, and Konopaske, present and interpret organizational behavior theory and research so that students can comprehend the three characteristics common to all organizations-behavior, structure, and processes-as affected by actions of managers. The text is organized and presented in a sequence based on behavior, structure, and process. Each part has been presented as a self-contained unit and can therefore be presented in whatever sequence the instructor prefers. The text is easily adaptable to these individual preferences. This edition emphasizes that the most successful managers in the global economy will be those who can anticipate, adapt, and manage change.
New opening vignettes frame each chapter using real world situations, events, facts or problems. These are circumstances that managers of behavior, structure and processes face every day giving students a sense of relevancy.
Because feedback received indicates work stress is a major individual factor in organizational behavior, a new chapter (7) has been added to the 11th Edition. The material is thoroughly researched and up-to-date, a hallmark of all chapters in Organizations.
Because students respond to real world examples that support academic/research findings, increased real-world situations and examples are used to illustrate how the theory and research lessons can be applied in work settings.
“Take it to the Net” exercises require students to perform a specific assignment on the Internet. Each assignment is associated with a theory, research finding, application, or topic in the particular chapter and assists students in their comprehension.
Close-Up boxes, which number two per chapter, are a favorite of students and teachers. They show actual applications of the concepts and theories presented in the chapter. Whenever appropriate, these boxes are used to reflect the important issues of ethics, diversity, and international organizational behavior.
The clear, understandable writing style makes complex research easy for students to understand and comprehend.
A significant amount of new and current material on information technology, e-commerce, diversity, ethics, global management, organizational culture, teams, team building and total quality management has been added to keep up with the rapidly changing environment.
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Table of Contents
Part 1 Introduction and Setting
Chapter 1 The Study of Organizations
Chapter 2 Organizational Culture
Chapter 3 Globalization
Part 2 Behavior Within Organizations: Individual
Chapter 4 Individual Behavior and Differences
Chapter 5 Motivation: Overview
Chapter 6 Motivation: Applications
Chapter 7 Work Stress
Part 3 Behavior within Organizations: Groups and Interpersonal Influence
Chapter 8 Group Behavior and Teamwork
Chapter 9 Conflict and Negotiation
Chapter 10 Power and Politics
Chapter 11 Leadership: Fundamentals
Chapter 12 Leadership: Emerging and Changing Concepts
Part 4 The Structure and Design of Organizations
Chapter 13 Work Design
Chapter 14 Organizational Structure
Part 5 The Processes of Organizations
Chapter 15 Managing Communication Processes
Chapter 16 Decision Making
Chapter 17 Organizational Change and Learning
Appendix Procedures and Techniques For Studying Organizations: Behavior, Structure, Processes
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