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Essentials of Organizational Behavior, Global Edition

Essentials of Organizational Behavior, Global Edition

14th Edition

Stephen Robbins, Timothy Judge

Nov 2017, Paperback, 400 pages
ISBN13: 9781292221410
ISBN10: 1292221410
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For courses in organizational behavior.

A streamlined presentation of key organizational behavior concepts

Essentials of Organizational Behavior teaches students how to communicate and interact within organizations, through real-world scenarios. The text offers comprehensive coverage of key organizational behavior (OB) concepts, making each lesson engaging and easy to absorb. Students can use the book’s concepts to apply what they’ve learned to their own education, future career plans, and other organizational endeavors.

Currently used at more than 500 colleges and universities worldwide, Essentials of Organizational Behavior serves as a popular resource so students can learn and understand the most important concepts in OB. With updated research and the integration of contemporary global issues, the 14th Edition focuses on the most relevant OB concepts that resonate with students.

MyLabTM Management not included. Students, if MyLab is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MyLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson rep for more information.


MyLab Management is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts.

Part 1: An Introduction

1. Welcome to the World of OB

Part 2: Individual Differences

2. Attitudes

3. Emotions

4. Personality Factors

5. Perceptual Processes

6. Valuing Diversity

7. Basic Motivation

8. Applied Motivation

Part 3: Groups in Organizations

9. Communication

10. Basics of Group Behavior

11. From Groups to Teams

12. Characteristics of Leaders

13. Power and Politics in Organizations

14. Conflict in Organizations

Part 4: Organizational Systems

15. Organization Structure and Design

16. Creating and Maintaining Organizational Culture

17. Organizational Change

This title is a Pearson Global Edition. The Editorial team at Pearson has worked closely with educators around the world to include content which is especially relevant to students outside the United States.

About the book

· UPDATED! Extensive reorganization of all chapters with new headings and subsections make navigating the print and digital versions of the text easier.

· UPDATED! Increased coverage of contemporary global issues was added into topic discussions.

· Concise coverage of topics allows students to learn the full scope of the organizational behavior field of study, all in less than 350 pages.

· Balanced coverage features traditional organizational behavior concepts such as personality and leadership, and modern issues such as diversity and negotiation.

· A conversational writing style keeps the text fluid and engaging, using clear, real-life examples to further explain complex concepts.

· A practical approach ensures students see the connection between organizational behavior theories and the implications for practice in a real-world setting.

o Teaches students how to minimize the intrusion of emails and the management of information.

o Provides information on dealing with job enrichment, bonuses, effective feedback, and alternative work arrangements.

o Covers the importance of social relationships at work and its relation to job satisfaction and motivation.

o Covers emerging literature on functional conflict, dysfunctional conflict, and conflict management.

o Explores issues in the workplace, such as:

§ Safety and emotions

§ Risk aversion

§ Self-determination theory

§ Managing information

§ Downsizing

· Simplified lessons create flexibility for instructors, allowing them to design tailored coursework and exercises around core material.

· Globalization, diversity, and ethics are integrated into the text to address modern issues, such as cross-cultural differences in the workplace.

· UPDATED! Increased content coverage includes updated research, relevant discussion, and new exhibits on the current organizational behavior landscape. Topics include Attitudes and Behavior, Employee Engagement, Emotional Intelligence, Person Perception: Making Judgments about Others, and more.

· Integrated discussions connect organizational behavior concepts to contemporary global issues.

· UPDATED! More cross-references between chapters help link themes and concepts throughout the text, providing a deeper understanding of topics.

MyLabTM Management not included. Students, if MyLab is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MyLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson rep for more information.

MyLab Management is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts.

· UPDATED! Personal Inventory Assessments is a collection of online exercises designed to promote self-reflection and engagement in students, enhancing their ability to connect with management concepts. Assessments are assignable by instructors who can then track students’ completions. Student results include a written explanation and graphic display that shows how their results compare to the class as a whole, and can be used to promote classroom discussion. New topics include Multicultural Awareness Scale, Intercultural Sensitivity Scale, Communication Styles, and Ethical Leadership Assessment.

· UPDATED! Writing Space. Better writers make great learners--who perform better in their courses. Designed to help you develop and assess concept mastery and critical thinking, the Writing Space offers a single place to create, track, and grade writing assignments, provide resources, and exchange meaningful, personalized feedback with students, quickly and easily. Thanks to assisted-graded and create-your-own assignments, you decide your level of involvement in evaluating students' work. Because of integration with Turnitin®, Writing Space can check students’ work for improper citation or plagiarism.

o NEW! Assisted Writing Questions. These are short essay questions for each chapter that the students can complete as an assignment and submit to you, the professor, through MyLab Management.

· Video Exercises. These engaging videos explore a variety of business topics related to the theory students are learning in class. Quizzes assess students’ comprehension of the concepts covered in each video.

· Dynamic Study Modules help students study effectively on their own by continuously assessing their activity and performance in real time. Here's how it works: students complete a set of questions with a unique answer format that also asks them to indicate their confidence level. Questions repeat until the student can answer them all correctly and confidently. Once completed, Dynamic Study Modules explain the concept using materials from the text. These are available as assignments prior to class, and accessible on smartphones, tablets, and computers. NEW! Instructors can now remove questions from Dynamic Study Modules to better fit their course.

· The Chapter Warm-up helps you hold your students accountable for learning key concepts in each chapter before coming to class. The assignment consists of basic questions related to topics in the text, and gives students the chance to access their eTexts to read about the topics in question. Grading and item analysis in the assignment allow you to see what students know and don’t know.

· Learning Catalytics™ helps you generate class discussion, customize your lecture, and promote peer-to-peer learning with real-time analytics. As a student response tool, Learning Catalytics uses students’ smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage them in more interactive tasks and thinking.

o NEW! Upload a full PowerPoint® deck for easy creation of slide questions

o NEW! Team names are no longer case sensitive

o Help your students develop critical thinking skills

o Monitor responses to find out where your students are struggling

o Rely on real-time data to adjust your teaching strategy

o Automatically group students for discussion, teamwork, and peer-to-peer learning

· Reporting Dashboard. View, analyze, and report learning outcomes clearly and easily, and get the information you need to keep your students on track throughout the course with the new Reporting Dashboard. Available via the MyLab Management Gradebook and fully mobile-ready, the Reporting Dashboard presents student performance data at the class, section, and program levels in an accessible, visual manner. Additionally, the MyLab Management Gradebook offers reports showing how students perform relative to AACSB standards.