Essentials of Organizational Behavior: An Evidence-Based Approach
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SAGE Publications, Inc
Terri A. Scandura
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Concise, practical, and based on the best available research, Essentials of Organizational Behavior: An Evidence-Based Approach, Second Edition equips students with the necessary skills to become effective leaders and managers. Author Terri A. Scandura uses an evidence-based approach to introduce students to new models proven to enhance the well-being, motivation, and productivity of people in the work place. Experiential exercises, self-assessments, and a variety of real-world cases and examples provide students with ample opportunity to apply OB concepts and hone their critical thinking abilities.
New to this Edition
A new Emotions and Moods chapter delves into important topics like emotional intelligence, emotional contagion, and affective neuroscience.
A new Power and Politics chapter unpacks the most effective influence strategies and helps students develop their political skills.
A stremlined table of contents now combines perception and decision making in a single chapter and change and stress in a single chapter.
New case studies, including some from SAGE Business Cases for the Interactive eBook, on topics such as virtual teams, equal pay and the gender wage gap, and the use of apps at work introduce timely and relevant discussions to help foster student engagement.
The new edition has been rigorously updated with the latest research throughout and includes expanded coverage of Machiavellian leadership, ethical decision making, and organizational design through change.
New Best Practices and Research in Action boxes as well as new Toolkit Activities and Self-Assessments have been added to make the text even more hands-on and practical.
"A good book for OB students of all levels of study with many activities and resources that help students master the material." -- Stephanie Maynard-Patrick
"This is a great text. It covers relevant topics without being too verbose. It is also "modern" while retains critical seminal work." -- Dwight M. Hite
"Engaging, current and practical. This text provides emerging leaders with an opportunity to connect organizational theory with actual organizations. Each chapter provides interactive application to enable students to connect the learning to their own leadership and organizations." -- Julia P. Hood
"Cutting edge, engaging, real-time OB text. Hands down a must-have!" -- Renee A. Just
"Good quality, concise and covers the important topics in OB today." -- William Laing
"This text is based on evidence and sound research in OB with some very engaging activities to help students walk the theory into their experience with organizations. Nice price for students." -- Angela M. Balog
"This book should get serious consideration for use in an organizational behavior class." -- Sam Faught
"This text has a strong chapter on Power and Politics. Students come out of the course with a good understanding of power and the role politics plays in organizations…" -- Nancy J. Hanson-Rasmussen
"Very comprehensive, evidence-based…" -- Paul Axelrod
"A focused examination of the fundamental concepts of organizational behavior." -- Christopher J. Hartwell
"…Great author and the book is priced right for students. This books answers a need for students to understand the leadership theme throughout all OB concepts." -- Terry A. Nelson,
About the Author
Terri A. Scandura is currently the Warren C. Johnson Professor of Management in the Miami Herbert Business School at the University of Miami. From 2007 to 2012, she served as Dean of the Graduate School of the university. Her fields of interest include leadership, mentorship, and applied research methods. She has been a visiting scholar in Japan, Australia, Hong Kong, China, and the United Arab Emirates.
Dr. Scandura has authored or coauthored over 200 presentations, articles, and book chapters. Her research has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Applied Psychol