Organizational Behavior: Emerging Realities for the Workplace Revolution

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In their substantially revised Third Edition, McShane and Von Glinow continue the trailblazing innovations that made previous editions of Organizational Behavior recognized and adopted by the new generation of organizational behavior (OB) instructors. Acclaimed for its readability and presentation of current knowledge, this textbook's philosophy is that OB knowledge is for everyone, not just traditional managers. The new reality is that everyone -- sales representatives, production employees, physicians -- needs OB knowledge to successfully work in and around organizations. Organizational Behavior, 3rd Edition, is unparalleled in its ability to engage students by bringing cutting edge OB concepts closer to reality through the 'theory-practice link' approach. McShane and Von Glinow help readers connect OB theories to emerging workplace realities through hundreds of fascinating real-life stories from across the United States and around the world. McShane/Von Glinow's Organizational Behavior 3rd Edition also continues to be the source of the hottest topics, such as: workaholism, virtual teams, corporate social responsibility, Schwartz's values model, innate drives theory, workplace emotions, executive coaching, guanxi, appreciative inquiry, social identity theory, workplace bullying, workplace justice, and much, much, more.

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Organizational Behavior knowledge is for everyone and not just traditional managers. The new reality is that people in organizations –sales representatives, accountants, technicians, nurses, etc. – are assuming more responsibilities as companies remove layers of bureaucracy and give teams more autonomy over their work. McShane/VonGlinow’s Organizational Behavior, 2/e helps every employee make sense of organizational behavior and gives him or her the tools to work more effectively within organizations. McShane/VonGlinow’s Organizational Behavior text helps students understand and influence behavior in organizations by showing the connection between contemporary OB theories and actual events in organizations. This theory-practice link relies on real life examples to help students understand OB concepts. Anecdotes and stories effectively communicate the relevance and excitement of OB by bringing abstract concepts closer to reality. The new and improved 2nd Edition features such hot topic areas as: workplace bullying, adaptive cultures, personal career development, further developments on appreciative inquiry, executive coaching, drum circles, a new model of active listening, and workplace romance plus many more.

About the Author:

Steven L. McShane is Professor of Management in the Graduate School of Management at the University of Western Australia (UWA). He has also served on the business faculties at Simon Fraser University and Queen’s University in Canada. He received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University, MIR from University of Toronto, and BA from Queen’s University in Canada. Steve is a past president of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) and is an Honourary Professor at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) in Malaysia.

Steve has published or presented dozens of research articles on such diverse topics as emotions and decision making, pay equity, media bias in business magazines, and organizational learning. He is the lead author of four organizational behaviour textbooks: Organizational Behavior, 3rd edition (2005) and Organizational Behavior: Essentials, 1st edition (2006) with Professor Mary Ann Von Glinow (Florida International University), Organisational Behaviour on the Pacific Rim, Enhanced edition (2005) with Professor Tony Travaglione (Charles Sturt University), and Canadian Organizational Behaviour, 6th edition (2006). These are among the top-selling OB textbooks in North America, Asia, and Oceania, and have been adopted by the top-ranked universities in these regions of the world.

Steve receives high teaching ratings from MBA and doctoral students both in Perth, Australia, and in Singapore, where he also teaches for UWA. He is also a popular visiting speaker, having given over 40 talks between 2003 and 2005 to faculty and students at other universities around the world.

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