Essentials of Organisational Behaviour,
By, Laurie J. Mullins
Financial Times/ Prentice Hall
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
$112.50 paper original
A concise introduction to Organisational Behaviour, developed specifically for short courses and/or non-specialist business students. It focuses on the core topics of the discipline in detail, providing a survey of key theory and illustrations to show its application in practice. It is written for students on undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, and is particularly suitable for students of e.g. engineering, computing or other non-business disciplines taking an introductory module in business.
Part 1 INTRODUCTION
Chapter 1 People and Organisations
Part 2 THE INDIVIDUAL
Chapter 2 Individual Differences and Diversity
Chapter 3 Perception and Communications
Chapter 4 The Nature of Learning
Chapter 5 Work Motivation and Job Satisfaction
Part 3 GROUPS AND LEADERSHIP
Chapter 6 Work Groups and Teams
Chapter 7 The Nature of Leadership
Chapter 8 The Role and Nature of Management
Part 4 THE ORGANISATION
Chapter 9 Organisational Strategy, Ethics and Responsibilities
Chapter 10 Organisation Structure and Design
Chapter 11 Organisational Control and Power
Chapter 12 Organisation Development, Culture and Change
Among the most valuable features and aids to learning in the book are:
- Management in the Newsprovide short illustrations derived from recent press articles showing specific issues in a real-world context
- Case Studies give a bigger picture of key themes in each chapter through illustrations as diverse as blogging, leadership at Apple, the London 2012 Olympics and e-government.
- Critical Reflections encourage the application of personal experience and critical thinking to the issues in question.
- Key Terms highlighted in the text and defined both at the margin and in a full Glossary.
Author Laurie Mullins is a former Lecturer at the Business School, Portsmouth University. He is author of two other books published by Pearson Education: Management & Organisational Behaviour(2007) and Hospitality Management & Organisational Behaviour (2002).
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