Organizational Behavior: Experiences and Cases

Organizational Behavior: Experiences and Cases

by Dorothy Marcic


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This text is a compilation of 67 engaging, flexible, and tested exercises for active learning of organizational behavior. Exercises range from the simple to the complex and can be implemented as individual or group activities. Self-inventories, role-plays, and case studies provide a diversity of experiences. A section of 11 short readings serves as an anchor to students new to experiential methods, group processes, and case analysis.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780314473523
Publisher: West Group
Publication date: 01/01/1989
Pages: 401
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

Dorothy Marcic, Ed.D., M.P.H., is a professor at Columbia University and a former faculty member at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Marcic is also a former Fulbright Scholar at the University of Economics in Prague and the Czech Management Center, where she taught courses and conducted research in leadership, organizational behavior and cross-cultural management. She teaches courses at the Monterrey Institute of International Studies and at the University of Economics in Prague. She has taught courses and presented at the Helsinki School of Economics, Slovenia Management Center, College of Trade in Bulgaria, City University of Slovakia, Landegg Institute in Switzerland, the Swedish Management Association, Technion University in Israel and the London School of Economics. She has served on the boards of the Organizational Teaching Society, the Health Administration Section of the American Public Health Association and the Journal of Applied Business Research. Dr. Marcic has authored 16 books, including ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR: EXPERIENCES AND CASES, MANAGEMENT INTERNATIONAL and WOMEN AND MEN IN ORGANIZATIONS. Another of her books — MANAGING WITH THE WISDOM OF LOVE: UNCOVERING THE VIRTUE IN PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS — was rated one of the top 10 business books of 1997 by Management General. In addition, she has written dozens of articles for professional publications, such as Journal of Management Development, International Quarterly of Community Health Education, Psychological Report and Executive Development. Dr. Marcic has conducted hundreds of seminars on various business topics and consulted for executives at various companies.

Joseph Seltzer is Professor of Management at La Salle University, where he teaches courses in organizational behavior, managerial skills, and interpersonal communication. Currently Associate Editor of the Journal of Management Education, he is a Past-President of the Eastern Academy of Management and has served on the Board of the Organizational Behavioral Teaching Society and several other professional organizations. Professor Seltzer consults with a range of organizations, from Fortune 500 firms to small non-profit agencies, in the areas of time management, the nature of organization vision, managerial skills, and building effective organizational teams.

Peter B. Vaill holds the Distinguished Chair in Management Education at the University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis. Cited by Training and Development Journal as one of the top ten organization development specialists in the United States, he has consulted with universities, health systems, professional associations, and multinational corporations around the world. For over twenty-five years, Peter Vaill has profoundly influenced what is studied and practiced in the field of leadership and organizational development. One of the early voices on spirituality in the workplace, Vaill has consistently broken new ground in such areas as adult learning, culture, and systems thinking.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Organizational Behavior. 2. Personality and Attitudes. 3. Perception and Attribution. 4. Learning and Reinforcement. 5. Work Motivation. 6. Motivating Performance: Goal Setting and Reward Systems. 7. Work Stress. 8. Group and Team Behavior. 9. Power and Political Behavior. 10. Conflict and Negotiation. 11. Leadership: Foundations. 12. Leadership: Contemporary Developments. 13. Interpersonal Communication. 14. Decision-Making in Organizations. 15. Job Design. 16. Organization Design. 17. Organizational Culture. 18. Organizational Change. 19. Creativity. 20. Management of Diversity. 21. International Cross-Cultural Management. 22. Values and Ethics. 23. Integrative Cases and Exercises. Appedix 1: Readings. Appendix 2: Roles and Other Confidential Information.

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