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3rd Edition

Organizational Behavior
Securing Competitive Advantage

ISBN 9780367444167
Published December 30, 2020 by Routledge
472 Pages 86 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

The management of organizational behavior is a critically important source of competitive advantage in today’s organizations. Managers must be able to capitalize on employees’ individual differences as jobs are designed, teams are formed, work is structured, and change is facilitated. This textbook, now in its third edition, provides its readers with the knowledge required to succeed as managers under these circumstances.

In this book, John Wagner and John Hollenbeck make the key connection between theory and practice to help students excel as managers charged with the task of securing competitive advantage. They present students with a variety of helpful learning tools, including:

• Coverage of the full spectrum of organizational behavior topics

• Managerial models that are based in many instances on hundreds of research studies and decades of management practice – not the latest fad

• Completely new introductory mini-cases and updated examples throughout the text to help students contextualize organizational behavior theory and understand its application in today’s business world

This ideal book for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students of organizational behavior is written to motivate exceptional student performance and contribute to their lasting managerial success. Online resources, including PowerPoint slides and test banks, round out this essential resource for instructors and students of organizational behavior.

Table of Contents

Part I Introduction

1. Organizational Behavior

2. Management and Managers

Part II Micro Organizational Behavior

3. Managing Diversity and Individual Differences

4. Perception, Decision Making, and Creativity

5. Work Motivation and Performance

6. Satisfaction and Stress

Part III Meso Organizational Behavior

7. Efficiency, Motivation, and Quality in Work Design

8. Interdependence and the Role Relationships

9. Group Dynamics and Team Effectiveness

10. Leadership of Groups and Organizations

Part IV Macro Organizational Behavior

11. Power, Politics, and Conflict

12. Structuring the Organization

13. Technology, Environment, and Organization Design

14. Culture, Change and Organization Development

Part V Conclusion

15. International Organizational Behavior

16. Evidence-Based Management: Critical Thinking and Continuous Learning

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John A. Wagner III is Professor of Management at Michigan State University, USA. He has

served as an associate editor of the Administrative Science Quarterly and as a member of the

editorial boards of the Academy of Management Review and the Journal of Management , in

addition to having published in top-tier journals.

John R. Hollenbeck is University Distinguished Professor and Broad Professor of

Management at Michigan State University, USA. He has served as acting editor of

Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes , associate editor of Decision Sciences ,

and editor of Personnel Psychology and has published over 80 articles and book chapters.


"COVID, the economy, and conflicts over racial injustice show that In a world characterized by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA) people in organizations need to make evidence-based decisions grounded in practical theories. John Wagner and John Hollenbeck’s Organizational Behavior integrates leading-edge research, foundational theories, and organizational best practices to provide students with the frameworks they need to successfully lead in not just today’s, but also tomorrow’s organizations." - Patrick Wright, Thomas C. Vandiver Bicentennial Chair in Business, University of South Carolina

"The Fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us and the #1 skill cited by the World Economic Forum for managers and employees to thrive in the future is complex problem solving skills. By emphasizing the problem solving process throughout their textbook, through review questions and 'real-world' examples, Organizational Behavior: Securing Competitive Advantage by Wagner and Hollenbeck help to develop these vital skills." - Jennifer Nahrgang, Professor, University of Iowa, USA