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3rd Edition

Organizational Behavior
A Management Challenge

ISBN 9780805840551
Published August 1, 2001 by Routledge
538 Pages

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Book Description

A true learning tool for students and scholars alike; the third edition of Organizational Behavior: A Management Challenge has been designed to effectively present an overview of the challenges facing managers and employees in today's competitive organizations.

The latest research in organizational behavior has been interwoven with real-life cases and practical applications to provide a highly accessible text for advanced undergraduate and MBA students of management and psychology.

To reflect the evolving challenges of today's organizations, this text contains expanded coverage of new technologies and global businesses and brings the sophisticated world into the classroom. A new chapter on Inclusion has also been added.

New Features:
*Research in Action Boxes--contributions from leading researchers in the field.
*Focus On--vignettes and boxed items that emphasize technology issues and international issues.
*On Your Own--experimental exercises that can be either completed individually or collaboratively.
*The Manager's Memo--a unique format for end-of-chapter cases. Real-life management problems presented through a memo. Provides the opportunity for formal written responses, as well as class discussion.
*Photos and NEW Artwork-- with captions that tie the relevancy of the graphics to the text concepts.

*Instructor's Manual
*PowerPoint on CD--packaged automatically with the Instructor's Manual
*Text Specific Web site:

**Special Copy for 4C mailer**
Below the bios:
These three leading scholars in their field have written the new Third Edition of Organizational Behavior to include coverage of technology in the workplace and the challenges of a global market. A NEW chapter on Inclusion (chapter 16) has also been added.

The latest research in organizational behavior has been interwoven with real-life cases and practical applications to provide a highly accessible text for advanced undergraduate and MBA students of management and psychology.

We at LEA invite you to examine our new exciting learning tool for students and scholars alike. Please preview the wonderful new features of Stroh, Northcraft and Neale's new textbook that will help the reader gain the knowledge to succeed in today's changing work environments.


INSTRUCTOR WEB RESOURCE - Prepared by Christine L. Langlands, this FREE, text-specific website includes the entire Instructor's Resource Manual, all of the PowerPoint slides described below, the Preface and Table of Contents for the textbook, author biographies and ordering information to obtain a copy of the text. This valuable on-line resource is designed to be completely intuitive and enhances both the live contact course and the virtual classroom. To keep pace with the evolving field of Organizational Behavior, the website will be updated by the author team over the life of the text.

Written by Mary C. Freeman-Kerns and Christine L. Langlands, in conjunction with the authors of the textbook, this IM was created in the classroom. This rich resource contains detailed chapter outlines, the answers to the questions in the textbook, and additional case or group exercises for each section of the text. Available directly on the website OR in hardcopy (upon adoption), this IM is a tool that will guide new instructors smoothly through their course.

Containing more than 250 PowerPoint slides, this dual-platform CD-ROM enhances any lecture with interesting and accurate visuals. The CD-ROM will be packaged FREE with the hardcopy Instructor's Manual.

Third Edition Features

Research in Action
Contributions from leading researchers in the field highlight the connection between high-quality research and effective application.

On Your Own
Experimental exercises that can be completed either individually or collaboratively.

Focus On
Real-life vignettes and boxed items that emphasize Technology and International issues.

The Manager's Memo
A unique memo format for end-of-chapter cases providing actual management problems with the opportunity for formal written responses as well as class discussion.

Table of Contents

Contents: Part I:Introduction. Organizational Behavior: A Management Challenge. Part II:Individual Behavior. Foundations: Perception, Attitudes, and Personality. Learning and Motivation. Individual Decision Making. Conflict in Organizations. Part III:Behavior in Groups. Groups and Teams. Power, Politics, and Influence. Group Decision Making. Leadership. Part IV:Managing for Performance. Organizational Entry and Socialization. Job Design. Maintaining Performance. Part V:The Larger Context of Organizational Behavior. The Environment. Organizational Structure and Design. Managing Change. Inclusion: Managing Diversity in the Workplace.

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"This is the third edition of a successful American OB text. The material is very well organised and is presented in an appealing manner....It has an accompanying tutor's manual, a PowerPoint CD as well and a web page for those who want to base their GB courses around this text."
The Occupational Psychologist

"This book's excellent treatment of the research literature is superior to other textbooks. By necessity, any textbook must cover only a sample of the research on a given topic, but Stroh, Northcraft, and Neale have done an excellent job of covering the most important and current research findings."
Steven C. Currall
Rice University

"This book is well-grounded in current theory and research without losing sight of real world illustrations and discussions of their practical implications for prospective managers....the book strives to present useful and interesting insights from the latest academic thinking and research in organizational behavior."
Peter Hom
Arizona State University

"The content is relevant, easy to read, entertaining and informative. The authors clearly understand the research literature, but they don't overwhelm the reader with a narrative of every study conducted on the topic at hand."
Talya Bauer
Portland State University

"Based on my reading, this seems to be a well-written text that is well-grounded in terms of current theory and empirical research. It seems most appropriate for advanced undergraduate students, although it could be targeted at MBA students. A strength of the text seems to be its breadth of coverage and clarity in terms of writing style."
Elizabeth Morrison
New York University, Stern School of Business