Organizational Behavior 4 : From Theory to Practice book cover
1st Edition

Organizational Behavior 4
From Theory to Practice

ISBN 9780765615305
Published March 15, 2007 by Routledge
412 Pages

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Book Description

This unique work bridges the gap between theory and practice in organizational behavior. It provides a practical guide to real-life applications of the 35 most significant theories in the field.

The author describes each theory, and then analyzes its usefulness and importance to the successful practice of management. His analysis covers key managerial topics such as goal setting, training and development, assessment, job enrichment, influence processes, decision-making, group processes, organizational development, organizational structuring, and effective organizational operation.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Cornerstones of Scientific Theory and Practical Applications  Part 2: From Motivation Theory to Motivational Practice  Part 3: From Leadership Theory to Leadership Practice  Part 4: From Decision-Making Theory to Decision-Making Practice  Part 5: From Systems Theory to the Processes and Structures of Organizations  Part 6: From Bureaucracy-Related Concepts to the Processes and Structures of Organizations Part 7: From Sociological Concepts of Organization to Macro-Organizational Functioning

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Jack Miner has written more than 50 books and over 140 articles in leading journals. He is a Fellow and Past President of the Academy of Management and also a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.


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