A succinct, lively and robust introduction to the subject of OB that offers clear, focussed coverage of the most important topics in an accessible way. Brooks et al aims to encourage critical examination of the theory of organisational behaviour whilst also enabling students to interpret and deal with real organisational problems. It has proved a popular student choice because it combines relative brevity with thorough coverage and plentiful real-world examples. This book is particularly well-suited to short or introductory courses or those requiring a concise but broad introduction to organisational behaviour.
A concise introduction to Organisational Behaviour, developed specifically for short courses and/or non-specialist business students. It focuses on the core topics of the discipline in detail, providing a survey of key theory and illustrations to show its application in practice. It is written for students on undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, and is particularly suitable for students of e.g. engineering, computing or other non-business disciplines taking an introductory module in business.
A text on organizational behaviour, for second-year (and beyond) degree students on semesterized courses. A three-part structure links theory, case studies and a "workbook" section of questions and mini-cases.
This student's text in psychology and business has been revised to reflect research and the needs of modern courses. Additional material covers such topics as cross-cultural issues, ethics, psychological testing and emotional intelligence, and chapter summaries and learning objectives are included.
In this unusual study, several South African organizations are viewed through the framework of chaos and quantum complexity theories. Reaching the conclusion that a multitude of different skills within a company—complexity—is the best way to meet organizational goals, the discussion describes how talent and skill can be amassed through organizational change, attention to group behavior, proper management of diverse groups, and the use of collective bargaining.
This eighth edition brings fresh evidence to explore theory in practice, and a wide range of brand new and intriguing examples and case studies on issues and organisations that are engaging, relevant and contemporary.
A comprehensive introduction to Organisational Behaviour, steering a neutral path through the sociological, psychological and managerial approaches to the discipline. It balances coverage of the micro- (organisational behaviour) with the macro- (organisational analysis) level issues, with a cross-cultural theme running through the book. It is written for students on undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in business, or business-related disciplines.