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Macmillan Higher Education

Introduction to Work and Organizational Behaviour (3rd Edition)

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Palgrave

Pages: 584
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Recommend to library, View companion site

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Paperback - 9781137408686

15 September 2015

$79.99

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Ebook - 9781137432063

22 May 2015

$79.99

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The new edition of this widely used, best-selling core textbook dissects contemporary management practices and encourages readers to reflect critically on workplace realities.  A wealth of theories and subjects are explored...

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The new edition of this widely used, best-selling core textbook dissects contemporary management practices and encourages readers to reflect critically on workplace realities.  A wealth of theories and subjects are explored in depth via an acclaimed range of clear and interesting international cases and examples. This strong suite of pedagogy ensures student engagement and understanding. Taking an academically rigorous and critical approach, best-selling author John Bratton draws on the fields of sociology and psychology to create a unique, well-rounded teaching and learning resource that reviewers and students alike have enthusiastically embraced.

Organizational Behaviour is crucial to any, Business, Management or HRM degree – the book’s comprehensive content, approach and revised structure have all been designed to map closely onto target modules at undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA levels.

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  • Takes a critical perspective that explores the socially embedded nature of OB
  • Provides a global appreciation of behaviour at work using material from around the world
  • The popular 'Stop and reflect' feature has been retained and new features added
  • Links to Management videos featuring business managers and consultants discussing key OB topics 
  • Comprehensive companion website covers OB in Film, how to develop transferrable skills like report writing and oral presentations, extra case studies and chapter summaries


  • New chapters on organizational change, and diversity and people management
  • Globalization and Organization Misbehaviour feature explores flawed organizational practice, from a host of contemporary international examples
  • New feature The Reality of Work illustrates the interconnection between organizational behaviour and society
  • An expanded and truly diverse range of expert interviewees, cases and examples that cover all sizes and sectors of business and organization
  • All chapters and scholarship have been fully revised and updated
PART I FOUNDATIONS OF WORK AND ORGANIZATIONS
1. Introducing contemporary organizational behaviour
2. The social nature of work
3. Studying work and organizations
PART II INDIVIDUALS IN THE WORKPLACE
4. Personality and self-identity
5. Perception and emotions
6. Motivation
7. Learning
8. Class, gender, race and equality
9. Diversity and people management
PART III GROUP DYNAMICS AND MANAGEMENT PROCESSES
10. Groups and teams
11. Communication
12. Leadership
13. Decision-making, ethics and social responsibility
14. Power, politics and conflict
PART IV ORGANIZATION DESIGN AND CHANGE
15. Structure
16. Technology
17. Culture
18. Change
Bibliography
Glossary
Index of personal names
Subject index.

The book's companion website features an array of resources to support student learning:
  • Bonus case studies
  • Chapter commentaries for Chinese language speakers
  • Chapter research questions to develop critical thinking skills
  • Critical insights: thought-provoking publications on topics discussed
  • Glossary of key terms
  • In-depth exploration of OB concepts in modern film
  • Interactive quizzes 
  • Learning tips and vocabulary checklist for ESL students
  • Research and skills development guides
  • Video interviews with business managers and HR professionals
  • Web-based assignments
All of these resources can be found here: https://www.macmillanihe.com/companion/Bratton-Work-And-Organizational-Behaviour3/ , or click 'View companion site' above.
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John Bratton is Adjunct Professor at Athabasca University, Canada, and Visiting Professor at Edinburgh Napier University, UK.

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John Bratton is Adjunct Professor at Athabasca University, Canada, and Visiting Professor at Edinburgh Napier University, UK.

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