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Organizational Behavior

Organizational Behavior
A Skill-Building Approach

Third Edition

January 2023 | 536 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Organizational Behavior: A Skill-Building Approach, Third Edition examines how individual characteristics, group dynamics, and organizational factors affect performance, motivation, and job satisfaction, providing students with a holistic understanding of OB. Translating the latest research into practical applications and best practices, authors Christopher P. Neck, Jeffery D. Houghton, and Emma Murray unpack how managers can develop their managerial skills to unleash the potential of their employees.

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Part I: Introduction
Chapter 1: Why Organizational Behavior Matters
Part II: Individual Processes
Chapter 2: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Chapter 3: Personality and Individual Differences
Chapter 4: Perception and Learning
Chapter 5: Emotions, Attitude, and Stress
Chapter 6: Motivation: Concepts and Theoretical Perspectives
Chapter 7: Motivation: Practices and Applications
Part III: Teams and Teamwork
Chapter 8: Teams
Chapter 9: Decision Making, Creativity, and Innovation
Chapter 10: Ethics and Social Responsibility in Organizations
Chapter 11: Effective Communication
Chapter 12: Trust, Conflict, and Negotiation
Part IV: Leadership and Influence Processes
Chapter 13: Leadership Perspectives
Chapter 14: Influence, Power, and Politics
Part V: Organizational Context
Chapter 15: Organizations and Culture
Chapter 16: Organizational Change and Structure
Name Index
Subject Index


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"An OB premier for that 'go to' baseline knowledge on the topic."

Zwanziger Elsinger
University of Wisconsin Platteville

"This is a very good book, and has abundant examples, videos, cases and exercises to stimulate student's intellectual curiosity, as well as help them learn."

Muntakim Choudhury
Stockton University

"Concise and to the point with real world examples."

Kristin Lee Sotak
SUNY Oswego

"A great textbook that effectively balances real-world practical organizational behavior concepts and practices with the theoretical."

Bert Kollard
Wright State University

"Good application of the materials. Nicely puts together the only the most important and necessary points in the concepts."

Linda Anzalone
St. Joseph’s College

"This is a well-written OB text that is research-based and covers theories, concepts, and applications and enables students to not only acquire content knowledge, but also to develop skills and a greater awareness of organizational functioning."

Howard Stanger
Canisius College

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