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
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.
"The state of the art of organizational behaviour theories" Academy of Management Review