Essentials of Organisational Behaviour

By Laurie J. Mullins
Financial Times / Pearson Education
July 2006
ISBN: 0273707345
568 Pages
$89.50 paper original

Taking a managerial approach and demonstrating the application of behavioural science within the workplace, this text focuses on the essential topics of organisational behaviour.

The Essentials text is a new concise version of the long established market leader Management & Organisational Behaviour which has set standards in pedagogy and authorship that few texts have matched. The accessibility of writing style and clarity of presentation makes unfamiliar theory relevant, easily understood and logically applied to the world of work.
In 12 chapters, the Essentials version focuses on the core topics of the discipline in a recognisable sequence, starting from the level of individual, though to the group, and finally the organisation.


Management in Action and Case Studies
In acknowledgement and appreciation
Publisher's acknowledgements
Guided Tour of the Book

Part 1 Managing People and Organisations
Chapter 1: Individuals, Organisations and Management
Chapter 2: The Nature and Effectiveness of Management

Part 2 The Individual
Chapter 3: Individual Differences
Chapter 4: The Process of Perception
Chapter 5: Work Motivation and Rewards
Chapter 6: Job Satisfaction and Work Performance

Part 3 Groups and Teams
Chapter 7: Work Groups and Teams
Chapter 8: The Nature of Leadership

Part 4 The Organisation
Chapter 9: Organisational Goals, Strategy and Responsibilities
Chapter 10: Organisation Structure and Design
Chapter 11: Organisational Control and Power
Chapter 12: Organisation Development (Culture, Conflict and Change)



• A concise and accessible introduction to Organisational Behaviour.
• Engagingpedagogy including learning outcomes, colour coded boxed features, skills questions and debate topics. This enables students to learn and reflect on new knowledge effectively.
• Page referencedglossary of key terms serves as a revision and reference tool for students.
• Reference tocurrent practices and debates throughout, ensures contemporary topic coverage that is relevant and interesting to students.
• International, real-world examples: a broad range of companies gives students an important insight into real organisations and scenarios.

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