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Work and Organizational Behaviour By John Bratton

Work and Organizational Behaviour by John Bratton

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This fully-updated core text for undergraduate and MBA students taking intro courses in organizational behaviour presents both psychological and sociological perspectives in a critical yet accessible way. The second edition includes a new chapter on organizational culture, many recent global examples, and excellent pedagogy/online support.

Work and Organizational Behaviour Summary

Work and Organizational Behaviour: Understanding the Workplace by John Bratton

Ever wondered what really motivates people, why bad decisions get made or what the latest blockbuster movie can tell you about leadership? Discover for yourself in this fascinating introduction to organizational behaviour. Written by leading experts, Work and Organizational Behaviour offers great value for money and has already helped thousands of students to develop the skills they need to succeed in their exams, not to mention preparing them for the world of work. The only book to offer a truly balanced and international approach, it ...- Brings the subject to life through case studies, vignettes and links to popular films - Sharpens your critical thinking skills and encourages you to debate - Uses superb illustrations to help you understand important ideas - Gives you a global perspective by including examples from across the world - Gives you FREE access to online learning resources to help you pass your exams, including self-test multiple choice questions, web links, chapter summaries, extra case studies, and lots of advice on essay writing and presentations New features of this fully updated 2nd edition include: - New chapter on organizational culture, plus extra coverage on key areas like work-life balance, identity, emotion, innovation and corporate social responsibility - Over 40 new case studies and vignettes, including 'OB and globalization' features focusing international aspects of OB, and 'Work and society' feature focusing on how organizations interact with their environment - Over 50 new chapter research questions to help you find out more about the subject - New chapter structure to fit better with module structures - Extra help for second-language students including vocab checklists and online advice Announcing the Bratton prize for Organizational Behaviour! Check out www.palgrave.com/business/brattonOB2e/prize for further information

Work and Organizational Behaviour Reviews

'This second edition of the text has been updated with finesse. It addresses internationalization of the curriculum through global case studies and is suitable for students from a diverse range of backgrounds.' - Megan Paull, Lecturer, Murdoch Business School, Australia 'A highly recommended text, this second edition is clearly presented and well written. The new chapter on organizational culture is well developed and the 'break-out' boxes help students make sense of complex issues by relating them to the world of business.' - David Long, Senior Lecturer, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK 'A groundbreaking book that bridges the gap between mainstream OB texts and more critical sociological accounts of work. This new edition includes insights into the global context of OB, the relationship between work and society, and important themes such as emotion and work-life balance. Strongly recommended as essential reading for business and management students.' - Melissa Tyler, Loughborough University, UK 'The vocab checklist for ESL students is great.' - Choc, student, China 'This textbook has keyword concepts. For overseas students this is really helpful.' - Xinxin, student, China 'The end of the chapter is very helpful: the summary, key concepts, vocab checklist, questions, etc.' - Roxana, student, Brazil 'An excellent new edition. Clear explanations, illustrations and diagrams combined with excellent 'stop and reflect' sections should encourage engagement with complex theory and concepts. The vocabulary checklists, designed for ESL students, are especially useful, as are the chapter research and review questions.' - Michelle McLaughlin, Croydon Higher Education College, UK 'The integration of sociology and psychology is a timely approach that I would recommend for students at all levels.' - Per Eisele, School of Management, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden 'The approach that the authors take in this book is the kind of critical and engaging style that I would recommend to students studying organisational behaviour.' - Ian Roper, Middlesex University Business School, UK 'The text is well designed from an ESL perspective. ESL students can really benefit from many of the organizational features of the book. The objectives, clear headings, in-text vocabulary support, discussion questions, and vocabulary checklist guide them towards making the most of their reading. These features of the text support rather than frustrate the ESL reader. The inclusion of examples and case studies from many countries and cultures is also motivating for international students as they may be able to act as cultural experts despite their challenge with the language. ESL teachers instruct students on various reading strategies for dealing with a textbook such as previewing, predicting, reading intensively, summarizing, and guessing vocabulary meaning from context; this text supports all of these strategies resulting in a high level of comprehension for the ESL student.' - Karen Densky, Thompson Rivers University, Canada

About John Bratton

JOHN BRATTON is Professor of Sociology at Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, Canada. He was the first Director of the Workplace Learning Research Unit at the University of Calgary. In the UK he has served on the faculties of Leeds Business School, the University of Bradford and the Open University. PETER H SAWCHUK is Associate Professor in the Sociology and Equity studies department at the University of Toronto, Canada, and Director of the Centre for the Study of Education& Work. CAROLYN FORSHAW currently works as a communications consultant. She has lectured in professional writing at Thompson Rivers University and has had more than twenty-five years experience in the field in the UK and Canada. MILITZA CALLINAN is a Chartered Psychologist and lectures in organizational behaviour and human resource management at Leeds University Business School, UK, where she is also Programme Director for the MSc Management course. MARTIN CORBETT is a Chartered Psychologist and is Associate Professor of Industrial Relations and Organisational Behaviour at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, UK.

Table of Contents

PART I: WORK AND ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR Capitalism and Organizational Behaviour The Social Nature of Work Studying Work and Organizations PART II: INDIVIDUALS AND WORK Personality and Identity Perception and Emotion Learning and Innovation Motivation at Work Gender, Race, Disability and Class PART III: GROUPS AND SOCIAL INTERACTION Groups and Teams PART IV: ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE, PROCESSES AND PERFORMANCE Organizational Design Technology in Work Organizations Organizational Culture Leadership and Change Communications Decision Making and Ethics Power, Politics and Conflict Human Resource Management

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GOR010943581
9780230230613
023023061X
Work and Organizational Behaviour: Understanding the Workplace by John Bratton
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Paperback
Palgrave Macmillan
2010-03-17
560
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