Organisational Behaviour and Analysis, 4th edition  
An Integrated Approach

By Derek Rollinson
July 2008
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications
Financial Times / Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780273711148
759 Pages, Illustrated
$117.50 Paper Original     

A comprehensive introduction to Organisational Behaviour, steering a neutral path through the sociological, psychological and managerial approaches to the discipline. It balances coverage of the micro- (organisational behaviour) with the macro- (organisational analysis) level issues, with a cross-cultural theme running through the book.

It is written for students on undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in business, or business-related disciplines.


Section 1:  Introductory Concepts  

Chapter 1:  An Introduction to the Study of Organisations  

Chapter 2:  The Contexts of Contemporary Organisations  

Section 2:  Individual Characteristics  

Chapter 3:  Personality, Intelligence and Aptitude  

Chapter 4:  Perception  

Chapter 5:  Attitudes and Emotions  

Integration 1:  Integrating Individual Characteristics

Integrative Case Study No. 1

Section 3:  The Intrapersonal Level (Individual Processes)  

Chapter 6:  Memory and Learning  

Chapter 7:  Work Motivation and Job Design  

Chapter 8:  Work Motivation: Process Theories  

Chapter 9:  Individual Decision Making  

Chapter 10:  Workplace Stress and Work-life Balance  

Integration 2:  Integrating Individual Characteristics and Processes

Integrative Case Study No. 2

Section 4:  The Interpersonal Level  

Chapter 11:  Groups, Teams and Teamworking  

Chapter 12:  Leadership: The Foundations of Leadership Theory  

Chapter 13:  Leadership: Contingency Theories and Recent Approaches  

Chapter 14:  Power, Politics and Conflict  

Chapter 15:  Organisational Communication

Integration 3:  Integrating Group Characteristics and Processes and the Links
between Individuals and Groups  

Integrative Case Study No. 3

Section 5:  The Organisational Level  

Chapter 16:  Organisational Goals and Effectiveness  

Chapter 17:  Organisational Structure  

Chapter 18:  Organisational Design  

Chapter 19:  Organisational Control  

Chapter 20  Organisational Culture and Climate  

Chapter 21:  Organisational Change and Development  

Integration 4:  Integrating Macro Level Characteristics and Macro and Micro

Levels of Organisation

Integrative Case Study No. 4  


Among the most valuable features and aids to learning in the book are:


Derek Rollinson is a former Principal Lecturer at the Huddersfield University Business School.

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